Or they could have just tacked that extra 32 cents onto my check. Seriously though, why not just include the info sheet with the check?
WASHINGTON - At a cost of nearly $42 million, the IRS wants you to know: Your check is almost in the mail.
Theis spending the money on letters to alert taxpayers to expect rebate checks as part of the economic stimulus plan.
The notices are going out this month to an estimated 130 million households who filed returns for the 2006 tax year, at a cost $41.8 million,Lipold confirmed.
That works out to about 32 cents to print, process and mail each letter. It doesn't include the tab for another round of mailings planned for those who didn't file tax returns last year but may still qualify for a rebate.Democrats accused the Bush administration of wasting time and postage.
"There are countless better uses for $42 million than a self-congratulatory mailer that gives the president a pat on the back for an idea that wasn't even his,"said Friday, arguing the IRS could more effectively spend the money to catch tax cheats.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
IRS: Irrational Rebate Statement
We got our Dear Taxpayer letter yesterday! How 'bout you?