Due to a mix-up of some sort, a 6-year-old boy received a letter from the IRS requesting that he file a particular set of documents.
Realizing that it must be a mistake, his mother attempted to contact the IRS and sort the situation out. Unfortunately, because the original request was addressed to her son, and not her, the mom was unable to do anything.
Shortly after, the 6-year-old received this follow-up:
“Dear Mr. Smith: we don’t recognize Susan F. Smith as someone authorized to discuss your tax file. If you want Susan F. Smith to be authorized to discuss your return we suggest you go online and submit form 8892 and form, etc.”
At this point, the young “Mr. Smith” was forced to take matters into his own hands. So he sat down, and penned this letter to the IRS.
I got your letter. I am now 6 years old. It is ok if you talk to my mommy Susan F. Smith about my tax papers until I am 18.
- Paulie Smith”
Never change, IRS. Never change.