How to get the IRS to stop asking about a phone number in your tax return
I just had to share the video of a man in a red hat handing out tax documents to an IRS employee.
He has been doing it for years, but the agency apparently had no idea who he was.
That’s because the video shows a man handing out documents at a federal building in Kansas City.
The man, whose name was not immediately released, was there because he wanted to get a new IRS form to fill out when filing his return, CBS News affiliate KCUR reports.
When he received the form he turned around to the IRS employee and asked, “How can I get this form?”
The employee told him to write the IRS name on the form, then asked, what does it say?
“So he wrote it.
That is the IRS form you need to fill it out, and it says, ‘This is the return you filed.
How can I make this return?'”
“It says, I’m writing a return and I’m filing it and it gives me the return number, which is 3.539.
So I said, oh my god, I don’t know who I am,” the man said.
“It’s just a joke,” the IRS agent said.
It turns out the man in the video was actually the same person who had a similar experience earlier this year.
That man, who requested anonymity, is not the same man who had his name released.
In October, the man was told he had to pay $3,500 in penalties for not filing his 2015 tax return.
The IRS eventually discovered the mistake and told him the IRS was going to file a complaint against him.
The agent told the man he had a couple of options.
He could either file a claim with the IRS directly or ask for help from the U.S. Taxpayer Advocate Service, which would be able to help him.
“I asked him if he would like to do that, and he said, well, I really don’t want to do it.
I don.t think I want to be that person,” the agent said in the clip.
The next day, the agent told him that if he did not pay, he would lose the chance to file his 2015 return.
“And I was like, well if you don’t pay that penalty, it’s your decision to make, and you’re on your own,” the employee said.
The tax office did not immediately return CBS News’ request for comment.
This story has been updated to include the name of the IRS agency.