22 March 2007

IRS

I always wondered why people hate the IRS. Now that I have actually talked to them, I know why:

IRS: Hello, IRS.
Stephe-O: Hi, I just a quick question about filing. I live in Japan and my wife is a Japanese citizen without a social security number and I am wondering what is the best or easiest way for us to file.
IRS: (already angry) Okay, sir, I am not here to tell you what is easiest or best to do. Okay?
Stephe-O: Oh, no, I just meant--
IRS: Let me finish. I can only tell you what the law says.

And it went on like that for 20 minutes. Without really any good answer, except that I have to go to Tokyo, probably. Dude, man, I'm not trying to scam anyone here, you know.

I also hate TurboTax.
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