This morning I went through the stack of mail that’s been growing all week and found Notice 1400 from the Department of the Treasury (headed by Tim Geithner, tax cheat) Infernal Revenue Service. Apparently the trillions dollars deficit has caught up with the IRS and they want us to know. Notice 1400 reads:
“With the continued growth in electronic filing and to help reduce costs, the IRS will no longer mail paper tax packages that typically arrive in January of each year. If you still wish to use a paper form, the IRS has several options available to help you obtain paper copies of individual forms and instructions, including:
“Accessing our forms and instructions online at IRS.gov. You can quickly download the latest products from our site.
“Dropping by your local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.
“Going to your local post office or library (if they participate in the federal tax products program).”
Gee, thanks for letting me know. Every year since the dawn of time I can count on finding IRS Form 1040 with pages of instructions in my mailbox on or about January 1 with address labels as if you know who I am, and now you’re admitting you can’t even send the labels that you said were so darn important all those years.
Some of us maintain tax records for seven years, in the event we are to be audited by the Infernal Revenue Service. If you’ve noticed, some digital storage media does not last for seven years. Files on disks get corrupted, the program you use to open the files gets superseded, obsoleted, unsupported, the computer you used got a virus or the hard drive crashed, and you flat out admit there are terrorists trying to corrupt the bitstream every day. Every single American who files taxes and has heard the horrors of an IRS audit keeps paper files.
All you’re saying is that you won’t come to us in our mailboxes any more, and that we have to go to your offices to get the forms and instructions. You are saying that you no longer serve the people.
If this isn’t the biggest single campaign statement of 2010, I don’t know what is.