Thursday, May 11, 2017

Man Declared Dead By Government For 29 Years, Kept Paying Taxes Anyway

This brings a whole new meaning to the term "nothing is certain except death and taxes."

"Worse, the IRS kept his whole tax refunds after 2009, and he estimates that it owes him $20,000 by now. He reached a breaking point this year when an H&R Block office told him that they couldn’t prepare his tax return because he was dead. Finally, his U.S. Senator, Amy “The one from Minnesota who isn’t Al Franken” Klobuchar, intervened after his story was on television news. There’s something about a senator intervening that makes the wheels of bureaucracy actually move, and three weeks after the original news story, the Social Security Administration told him that he was officially alive again. "