Dear IRS Letter to the Editor of Wichita Falls Texas Times to the I.R.S.

This “Dear IRS” letter is an actual letter written to the IRS by Ed Barnett of Wichita Falls, Texas, by way of the “Letter to the Editor” of the Wichita Falls, Texas, Times Record Newspaper and I couldn’t help but share this funny letter. I know the I.R.S. has to do their job making sure we all pay our taxes, and chase down those who skip paying their taxes, but we also know there are those who don’t pay their taxes and get away with it.

Taxed to Excess

Dear IRS,

I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April 15, but all is not lost.

I have paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog licence tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting licence tax, fishing licence tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle licence registration tax, capitol gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico sales tax, and many more that I can’t recall but I have run out of space and money.

When you do not receive my check April 15, just know that it is an honest mistake. Please treat me the same way you treated Congressmen Charles Rangle, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Dashelle and, of course, your boss Timothy Geithner. No penalties and no interest.

P.S. I will make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check.

Ed Barnett

Wichita Falls

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4 Responses to “Dear IRS Letter to the Editor of Wichita Falls Texas Times to the I.R.S.”

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  1. wilson says:

    Lin, I was ROTFLMAO after I read this letter! lol I was wondering, what will the IRS authority react with Ed Barnett’s letter…?

    • Lin says:

      Hi Wilson, I thought that IRS letter was pretty funny too. I haven’t found any evidence that Ed Barnett received a response from the IRS about his letter.

  2. wilson says:

    Lin, what I can assure here is I won’t never send out this type of letter to the government, as it not only show how immature we’re, but it will only become a laugh topic for the authority!

    However, I hope that Ed Barnett will able to survive through the hardest moment…

    • Lin says:

      LOL Wilson,

      I definitely don’t recommend that anyone send a letter like Ed Barnett did to the IRS. I would think writing a letter to the IRS or government authorities saying you aren’t going to pay your taxes just might get you in a lot of trouble. And maybe an audit too! 🙂