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    Here is your tax dollars at work ladies and gentlmen!!!

    Bob Shallit: IRS visits Sacramento carwash in pursuit of 4 cents - Sacramento Business, Housing Market News | Sacramento Bee

    Bob Shallit: IRS visits Sacramento carwash in pursuit of 4 cents
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    Buzz up!By Bob Shallit
    bshallit@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
    Published: Saturday, Mar. 13, 2010 - 12:00 am | Page 1B
    Last Modified: Saturday, Mar. 13, 2010 - 9:58 am
    It was every businessperson's nightmare.

    Arriving at Harv's Metro Car Wash in midtown Wednesday afternoon were two dark-suited IRS agents demanding payment of delinquent taxes. "They were deadly serious, very aggressive, very condescending," says Harv's owner, Aaron Zeff.

    The really odd part of this: The letter that was hand-delivered to Zeff's on-site manager showed the amount of money owed to the feds was ... 4 cents.

    Inexplicably, penalties and taxes accruing on the debt – stemming from the 2006 tax year – were listed as $202.31, leaving Harv's with an obligation of $202.35.

    Zeff, who also owns local parking lots and is the president of the Midtown Business Association, finds the situation a bit comical.

    "It's hilarious," he says, "that two people hopped in a car and came down here for just 4 cents. I think (the IRS) may have a problem with priorities."

    Now he's trying to figure out how penalties and interest could climb so high on such a small debt. He says he's never been told he owes any taxes or that he's ever incurred any late-payment penalties in the four years he's owned Harv's.

    In fact, he provided us with an Oct. 22, 2009, letter from the IRS that states Harv's "has filed all required returns and addressed any balances due."

    IRS spokesman Jesse Weller isn't commenting "due to privacy and disclosure laws."

    Zeff says he's as offended as much as anything else by what he considers rude behavior by the IRS guys. While at Harv's, he sniffs, "they didn't even get a car wash."






    Does anyone else think that with all of the paperwork and manpower, that it cost more money for them to collect than it was worth??
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    It was over $200... and that was only for 2006. What about the other years?

    We don't have enough information.
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    It was 4 cents in 2006 penalties brought it up to over 200 dollars.

    "In fact, he provided us with an Oct. 22, 2009, letter from the IRS that states Harv's "has filed all required returns and addressed any balances due."

    It clearly states in the article that he provided the reporter with a notice from the IRS (quoted above). He provided all of the info he had. The IRS is not willing to comment due to "privacy and disclosure laws".
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    Theog, here's a local CBS report on the incident with video. Yes it was 4 cents, the rest was penalties.

    Car Wash Gets IRS Visit Over 4 Cents In Back Taxes - cbs13.com


    Just saw this story on my local news. The owner is filing a freedom of information request to find out how much the IRS spent with this 4 cent debacle.
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