April 15th, tax day, is behind us. Did you get yours filed? I hope you get a refund, and if you have to pay, I hope it doesn’t sting too much.
My sister Pam emailed me an interesting tidbit about the IRS last week. She always cracks me up with her funny comments. I have to share this one with you:
Just heard, for the 2nd time, that the IRS can legally access anyone’s email account. All they have to do is access the provider and request info, and they can read all the emails they want. Did you know that? Now they’re talking about putting new law into effect that would require the IRS to get a warrant to do what they now do without a warrant.
So I’m wondering what do they get out of reading people’s emails? Do they get the latest scoop on the new blouses that women are buying or the sales at stores? Or when someone is ticked off at someone else? What information about their taxes can they possibly get from an email? I guess maybe some people’s emails are not as boring as mine, huh?
Today is a stupid, super windy day, very unlike yesterday. Did you get that, Mr. IRS, it’s freaking windy today.
I went to Home Depot and got my tomato plants, but the wind won’t let me go out there. Maybe tomorrow. Got that Mr. IRS? Maybe tomorrow you can plant your tomato plants, too.
Then a day later, she wrote:
I just did an experimental muffin recipe. Mom told about it, and I said I wanted a copy, so she mailed it to me. Pumpkin muffins with a cream cheese filling and a cinnamon/sugar struesal on top. I just ate one and they are super good. I’m wondering if the IRS might want a copy of it, because it’s pretty unique and not your average muffin. Let me ask them.
Dear Mr. IRS…if you want a copy of this muffin recipe just shoot me a reply and I will get it out to you. I am pretty sure that your IRS buds will enjoy it if you make this recipe to share at work. It makes 2 dozen. How many of you are there?
I replied back to her that I think the IRS should send a dozen muffins to everyone who has to pay more taxes, just for good public relations. Yeah, right!
So, are your emails something the IRS will find amusing, or are they dull and boring like my sister’s and mine?