beat this for a tax demand!

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  1. andrew markworthy

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    I've received a letter from the Inland Revenue (the UK equivalent of what I think you guys in the USA call the IRS). It's a demand for 3 pence (i.e. about 5 cents) - and no, I haven't misread the letter.

    How should I pay it? Cheque (sorry, 'check')? Send coins taped to a piece of card? Whatever, it's still going to have cost way more to process this than the size of the tax demand.
     
  2. Bill Catherall

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    What I'm wondering is, what would be the penalty if you don't pay? [​IMG]
     
  3. Ash Williams

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    [​IMG] I once received a bill for 10 cents, from my school. I just went in and payed it, but I suppose a "check" would have worked.
     
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  5. DonRoeber

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    My girlfriend just got a credit card bill for 5 Cents. Some weird fee. She called and tried to get them to remove it, but they wouldn't. So she's going to send in a check for 5 cents (after attaching a 34 cent stamp to it). If she didn't pay it, she'd be hit with the late fee, which is something like $35. Craziness.
     
  6. Doug_H

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    I would make them send at least three more requests before paying it...See just how much they are willing to spend for your nickle.
     
  7. Ken_McAlinden

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    Send them a check for six pence and then start hounding them for a refund. [​IMG]
    Regards,
     
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    I heard about a guy once that got a bill from his department store for $0.00. Of course, he tossed it.

    The next month he got another one saying it was overdue, and needed to be paid immediately, or they would take action on it. He tossed that too. Big mistake!

    The next month they said that if it wasn't paid immediately, they'd contact an attorney, so he gave in and sent them a check for $0.00.

    The next month his bill was still at $0.00, but ok, and no, those were not typos!

    Glenn
     
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    ROTFLMAO!!! This is hilarious!! [​IMG]
     
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    Just this week I got a call (4 actually, telephone tag) from Lee's Marketing which processes coupons for companies. They accidentally sent my business a check for $55.68,(which we promptly deposited) when it should have gone to the business 4 doors down. MY check, for $56.38, has not been mailed out yet.
    They want me to print a check for $55.68, mail it back to them, so they can deposit it, print & mail a check to the other business. Can we say anal retentive?
    I told them they would have to send me a bill first. [​IMG]
     
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    Confuse the hell out of them! Send them a Czech![​IMG]
     
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  18. andrew markworthy

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    Thanks for the suggestions, folks. I guess what I should do is pay 6 pence in installments - one pence per month for six months, sending each by personal courier.
     
  19. MikeM

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    I remember seeing a story here in teh US about a guy who was the victim of an IRS glitch that said he owed them $0.00 (This is not a typo, it was zero dollars, and zero cents). But it kept coming up and he had no way to correct it. Apparently there was some sort of fee for the "balance", plus componding interest which actually led to real charges. He even offered to write them a check for $0.00 but it didn't clear up the matter! It sucks for him, but it was funny hearing that story.
     
  20. Michael N

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    This is the funniest thread I've read in a long time!! Truth is stranger than fiction indeedy!
    I once closed a credit card account, but in the time it took to process the closure, I owed another $1.20 in bank fees. How the hell could I pay that into an account that didn't exist anymore...? I never paid it and never heard anything more of it!
    I wish I could get more of those $0.00 tax bills though...[​IMG]
    Mike, Australia
     

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