Is the IRS serious?

by J. Money - Published March 8, 2008

The IRS is spending $42 MILLION to inform us that the rebate checks will soon arrive!

Direct quote from MSNBC.com:

“The notices are going out this month to an estimated 130 million households who filed returns for the 2006 tax year, at a cost $41.8 million…”

I’m not the smartest man around, but there has gotta be a cheaper way to alert everyone right? I’m racking my brain to come up w/ an idea myself, but crazily enough i can’t! haha….. i know posting it online, such as the MSNBC site, as well as in newspapers is a start, but not everyone reads the news. Next i thought about emails, but how would they have ours? They COULD get it off of our tax returns, but not everyone posts it. Plus, not everyone uses email, particularly the elderly. What about calling around using one of those automated messages like those annoying car warranty people? Nevermind, that’s stupid cuz we’d hang up anyways even if they DID have our #.

So perhaps sending out a letter IS the most effective way, and i’m just a sucker for statistical headlines? All i know is that it just sounds really freakin’ C-R-A-Z-Y!

*more info the the rebates here.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauryn February 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Why couldn’t they interrupt regularly scheduled productions for this information?

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2 J. Money February 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Crazy, huh?

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