As a US citizen I am required by US law to file income tax returns every year, regardless of where I call home. And, because I live in the UK, I am allowed to submit my returns later than the standard date as I automatically get an ‘overseas extension.’
Mid-September is about the time I would expect to be getting a refund from the government on my taxes. With all this talk of the US government giving $700 billion more to people who already have lost billions, I was eager to get my money before that bill gets through Congress.
So, you can imagine my glee when I saw an email from the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) come waltzing into my inbox:
Then I read it again. Formular?! Is that like ‘strategery’. Hmmm … unless George W. was personally responsible for writing and editing this email, it’s gotta be a scam.
“You have get”?? What? Are you sure this email is real?
Oh, haha. I didn’t read the entire post where you revealed that it was a scam.
I would never treat a letter drafted personally by my president with such disrespect. For shame, Liam.
@ Meg – I am glad that you thought I was daft enough to be fooled into thinking that the email wasn’t a scam. I see you rate my intelligence as rather blunt indeed.
@ QI – I am not entirely sure that I believe you. Ha-ha!
Feeling a little defensive / contentious?
@ Conall – I was in more of a silly mood when I made those comments, but upon re-reading them, I guess I do come across as snitty. Oops.
@ Meg + QI – Sorry if I sounded offended. Wasn’t irked at all; in fact, I was amused and just failed to be amusing in return.
I was just playing…I thought your replies were funny.
Sorry, I was just annoyed that you were apparently going to $20.50 more than I got!
@ Meg – Nope, no tax refund for me. Just spam. Spam, spam, spam and more spam!
But I did just get economically stimulated by the US government. And I need to get that cheque deposited fast or my little economic stimulus is gonna be used to buy lots and lots of worthless mortgages.