handwritten mail from the irs

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hmmm... yesterday I recieved a hand written letter from the irs... there was nothing electronic about it, not the envelope, my name and ssn were handwritten, and the irs clerk took the time to write a paragraph about what I needed to send back to process the form. The form was an injured spouse form to keep the irs from taking my refund to pay my husband's debt. Interestly, I have already recieved (computerized) information from the debtor indicating they are taking my entire refund (months ago). I wonder if they have already made the transfer or if the debtor will wait for me to return my injured spouse claim with the information the irs is asking for. really...

-- boo ann (cantsay@lovemyjob.edu), July 16, 1999


Handwritten in this type of case is NOT unusual. My other half was a TSR for a year plus and used to have cases like this a couple times a week where she wrote letters because the instructions were NOT all that clear. Chuck

-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), July 16, 1999.

thanks, chuck... suspected but wasn't sure... 1st time for me ... maybe there's still hope on my injured spouse claim... extra money for y2k shopping!!!

-- booann (cantsay@lovemyjob.edu), July 16, 1999.

I asked for replacement proof of insurance cards from Allstate last month. Got them a few days later...handwritten. Kind of odd.

-- a (a@a.a), July 16, 1999.

"It's that personal touch that means so much..."

-- Roland (nottelling@nowhere.com), July 16, 1999.

SEE! We don't need computers!

The pollys are right!!

-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@Anonymous99.xxx), July 16, 1999.

IRS... do NOT get me started about the IRS (oops, too late!).

First they "ate" my $3,700 tax refund this year. Claimed it was for penalities accrued since 1995. I said, wha-inna-hell-u-talkin-bout? Send me printouts of my "account" (taxes paid/owed under my ss#) activity from tax year 1995 thru 1998. They said, no problem... you'll get it in 10-15 days.

That was May. I have called twice more since, speaking with human reps (in May and July) and also ordering via the automated system (June) when the call volume was very high (that was around 11pm EST!). To make a long story short, I still don't have a copy of my records! This is basic request stuff. Something smells bad... and methinks 'tis a computer system!

Refund-less-ly yours,

-- M.C. Hicks (mhicks@greenwich.com), July 16, 1999.

Why are you still voluneering?


-- A (A@AisA.com), July 16, 1999.

MC, contact your local congressmen and senators. They need something to do that is above board.

-- OR (orwelliator@biosys.net), July 17, 1999.

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