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An open letter to the IRS from 6-year-old

An open letter to the IRS from 6-year-old

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Feb 18, 2014

A 6-year-old boy received a tax inquiry from the IRS request by mistake. But when his amused mother attempted to resolve the situation, the ever persistent IRS sent the child another letter.

According to Opposing Views, after the mother contacted the IRS on her child's behalf, the IRS mailed a follow-up, reading: “Dear Mr. Smith: we don’t recognize Susan F. Smith as someone authorized to discuss your tax file. If you want Susan F. Smith to be authorized to discuss your return we suggest you go online and submit form 8892 and form, etc.”

Since they wanted to speak with him specifically, the 6-year-old sat down and scribbled down his response with a green crayon. "Dear Taxman. I got your letter. I am now 6 years old. It is ok if you talk to my mommy Susan F. Smith about my tax papers until I am 18. - Paulie Smith," further reports Opposing Views.

And that's how you communicate with Mr. Taxman directly.