The Perils of Taxation
by stormbear, Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 05:50:46 AM EDT
Along with my day job in advertising and the lunatic behind this strip, I also am executive director of my interfaith church and we have a pretty substantial relief outreach ministry called Books For Soldiers and we have been waiting on our 501 c3 certificate.
Last Wednesday, I received a response letter back from the IRS concerning the status of the 501 c3 submission for our church. Instead of awarding us the status, it was a four page letter outlining 41 questions they needed answered. The deadline for submitting all required documents, answers and all the rest was April 12th - today.
I have been working on this for the last week, 18 hours a day. The IRS guy was not picking up the phone so he couldn't answer any questions.
So I printed the last page out yesterday morning and was proof-reading it when the IRS guy called. He was out with the flu and was calling to extend my deadline by 2 weeks. I told him it was already done and warned him the documents were now 2 inches thick.
"Oh, no. I am going to have to read all of that."
Anyway, I am exhausted and apologize for the unfortunate hiatus.