Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Come and get me, coppuhs!

    The IRS sent my late dad his tax refund check yesterday. The envelope has a checkbox: "If recipient deceased, check here and drop in mailbox. Forgery of endorsements on Treasury checks is a Federal crime. Maximum penalty is a $10,000 fine and ten years imprisonment." Now I filed Dad's taxes informing them that he was deceased, the check was made out to dad's name, deceased, followed by my name, personal representative, all correct. I know they didn't mean me. But it still was a little alarming. Oh well; what's ten years?


  1. Well I can hardly blame the Federal government for mistrusting you. South Carolina was the first state to secede after all. And there was that whole Ft. Sumner thing...

    1. Sumter. Although we probably fired on Fort Sumner, too. You know what they say: if you can't spell history, you're destined to repete it.