Thursday, April 5, 2012
Want revenge on someone? File their taxes for them!
An overweight middle-aged man who called himself Bernard recently walked into a tax office in Great Falls, Montana and asked the receptionist a question she couldn't answer. She directed him to another room and introduced him to Bob, one of the tax preparers. Bob took the man to his cubicle and listened to Bernard’s sad story about not having filed a tax return for years.
Bob then filed five years of back taxes (both state and federal) in the name Bernard gave him, based solely on the story he was told. At no time did Bob think to ask Bernard for ID.
Although true except for names, do not copy Bernard’s example by filing someone else’s taxes for them. This account is for entertainment purposes only. :-)