When you own your own business (or just work independently), there’s an extra-special feeling of frisson when the mailman arrives bearing an envelope from the Internal Revenue Service. I recently got one, though, that made me laugh out loud, despite being about the possible loss of my third-quarter payment. No, really. It still makes me chuckle every time I read the second paragraph:
On Sunday, September 11, 2005 an accident occurred on the San Mateo Bridge near San Francisco, California involving a courier transporting payments to an IRS Payment Processing Site. A truck carrying tax payments overturned, causing approximately 30,000 Form 1040ES quarterly estimated tax payments to be ejected into the San Francisco Bay.
And people say the IRS has no sense of poetry.