Archive for September 1st, 2006

Phony tax

Individual taxpayers will be able to claim a refund of up to $60 on their 2006 federal returns as the government attempts to give back $8 billion in long-distance telephone taxes that courts have ruled should not have been collected.

—from Kathleen Day and the Washington Post….

In short, apparently everyone with a long-distance bill has been overcharged a 3% tax over a 41-month period ending the end of July of this year! The solution to this bureaucratic nightmare—

For the 2006 return, a person filing a return with one exemption can claim $30; two exemptions, $40; three exemptions, $50; and four or more exemptions, $60.

You don’t have to submit any proof of paying the fees, just request the refund…. Don’t spend it all in one place!

Off to make Dracula Chicken—I’ll post the recipe soon!