Should I Send It?
Montana Department of Revenue
PO Box XXXX
Helena, MT 59604-XXXX
LETTER ID: XXXXXXXXX
ACCOUNT ID: XXXXXXXXX
ACCOUNT TYPE: XXXXXXXXXX
To Whom It May Concern:
Regarding your correspondence claiming my Montana tax returns are delinquent: I am a self-employed writer living in Wisconsin. I came to Montana in October 2009 to deliver a reading. I dutifully reported my modest earnings, paid my tax preparer to file a Montana tax return, and paid a miniscule (single-digit) amount of tax, which (a few months later) you then refunded—in other words, a pretty expensive “refund” for me and for Montana taxpayers by the time all the paperwork settled.
Subsequently, I received communication saying my Montana taxes were delinquent. My tax preparer (at more cost to me) sent you a letter clarifying the situation.
Another year, and now you’re after me again. This letter I’m typing myself, in hopes that the department can come to understand: The return for my 2009 visit was my FINAL return.
This circular experience has been frustrating and threatens to chisel away at my love for your fine state, dangit.
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