Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Daily Grind.......

We haven't updated in awhile so I thought I would log on and let everyone know how our lives are going. Mike has been working, they put him back on patrol and his schedule is all different now, I am pretty bummed because I was loving the Mon, Tue, Wed with the 4 day weekend. Bummer now they have him working Thur, Fri, Sat, Mon, Wed, just all these random days.
I have been stressing non-stop over the IRS and also trying to get in some study time for my big Physics test I have coming up in 2 weeks, all the while taking kids to doctor's appointments, playgroups, preschool, classes, you know the drill!! Plus I have taken call literally the last 9 nights in a row! Since one of my co-workers went out on early maternity and someone decided to be a pain and complain that one of my other co-workers touched her inappropirately and he was taken out of work until they can settle. While going up to someone at the mall, unzipping their pants and putting a transducer on their bladder is definitley not kosher, in the ultrasound room its pretty basic stuff!! People like that RUIN the world, now she won't even respond to the complaint. If it was important enough to ruin someone's career don't you think you would at least respond?
Anyways more IRS fun. Finally we settled and paid over the 2004 audit (settled being -2800$) After many hours on the phone holding and trying to figure out why Juniper Ward doesn't qualify as a recognized charitable contribution. When we called the girl said oh yeah, it does say right here Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, oops- the auditor probably didn't see that. Too bad its been 4 years, if you want to fight it now you will have to go to Tax Court. Thanks that souns super fun. I didn't feel up to it so we just paid and and got focused on getting our 2005 packet together. We spent like FOREVER getting everything together, felt pretty good about it because we happened to have every reciept and even copies of our actual tithing slips, mailed in the 120 page packet with delivery confirmation and felt a big sigh of relief like maybe it will work out this time. We just recieved a letter telling us that they did recieve the packet but it seems to have been lost somewhere between the 2 buildings the IRS has in Ogden Ut. So could we please make up another packet and send it in, and by the way we have 15 days until penalties will start to be accessed. I was bawling on the phone while the lady asked me if why I hadn't made copies of the pages we sent in. She assured me it might turn up in the future but why should I wait while we rack up 12% interest on $4500 we don't even owe in the first place!!!!!!! I am so mad right now at the IRS is it not even funny and I am sick of spending hours on the phone everyday requesting 1098 forms and bank statements! I know this too shall pass but it still bugs.............. Alright if anyway is still reading hopefully you have some good news to share with me because I am pretty bugged and could use some cheering up.........We also have 2006 to do and we owe $7400 for that year, cant wait....I told Mike we should quit our jobs and he can work at McDonalds and then we could go on Wic and stuff. I don't think the IRS would ever audit us then......I can just see myself at the grocery store with a bunch of individual WIC coupons and Mike getting totally annoyed at how long it takes for them to match up every one with the right food. Something to think about.....

8 comments:

Ryan said...

I never want to get hasseled by the IRS like you guys are. It will all be over sometime? thats my encouragement.

Jenks Family said...

i hear ya, sometimes you can make more money living off the gov. and not working. it seems like a crazy world we live in.

Nana Donna said...

I wish I could do something for you, I can see how discouraged you could be over this. Mike told me about it over the phone. I told him about our bishops wife telling us that when they prepare to go to the temple they don't even talk about it because it seems like Something always happens. Satin doesn't want us to pay tithing, he doesn't want us to go to the temple ect. I am so proud of you kids for still wanting to do the right thing even when discouraged.

PS Mike also told me about you taking care of you Grandma, you are the best!

Erin said...

Okay, let me see if I have this straight. THEY lost your crap, and it's YOUR fault for not making copies?!!! WTF! Lousy freakin' muggles!

grimmer said...

Elder Wirthlin said we need to Laugh More!! Just laugh about it it's only worldly matters- It's hard I know!!!

Shannon said...

Sorry you have to deal with all this crap but seriously, isn't there any recourse when you hired someone to do your taxes? Can't they be held responsible for doing them incorrectly? I don't think that suing someone is always the way to go but when you hire someone to do a job for you and then they don't do it and you have to pay for their mistakes, that just doesn't seem right. You should look into finding out who else is being audited that used their services and then see about jointly suing the company.

Natalie and Jay said...

Wow! We were complaining about owing $420 to the state of Colorado after we used Turbo Tax (the fool-proof way) to prepare our 2004 documents...you know how it goes, the IRS sent us the notice 6 months ago...to the wrong address! By the time we got it a couple of weeks ago, it was the FINAL NOTICE and we owed $125 more in interest. And, of course, they are threatening to garnish our wages, etc. As if it was our fault. And they won't listen to you when you tell them they had the wrong address. You know something about "The government is only required to ..." WHATEVER! That's were they lost me. So we paid up too. I guess we really can't complain, however. The IRS sucks!!! You guys just hang in there. We love you all!

Melissa said...

Oh, that really stinks! I hope this is all over soon. We should meet up at Disneyland... that makes everything better-right?