I know...that's a bit dramatic... =)
I took Michael to work this morning and then headed to the courthouse to pay our car license and taxes and our real estate taxes. I almost always forget something...do you??
I did notice that I did not have the statement for our personal property taxes in my file...no problem..they made me a copy and I came home to print another check for that.
I was working two windows at one time..(they were next to each other) so popped back over to the licensing window and she said..."do you have your heavy highway permit for the large semi?".. Well of course I didn't ...I only made myself two notes for that..one in my file and one on my calendar...but that was a couple weeks ago!! Back at home I pulled that form out..that gets sent in during the previous summer and guess what? They forgot to stamp it before returning it to me. Do you think I noticed that when I filed it last summer?? ...of course not..and it needs to be done by Thursday. I looked up a number to call online and he said "yes, I do show that you are filed and it was sent back to you. You can go to your local IRS office and they will stamp it for you." Well that would be fine...but I am 10 miles from a grocery store...let alone a local IRS office!! He gave me a fax number to call and fax the unsigned form to them and a note (and I also added his ID number to prove that I had talked to a real person that verified it) and hopefully they fax me something back in the next day or two.
It is a rare year if I go to do this and have everything, but it has happened..even just last year, I believe!! You see, we even have a fleet rate on all our vehicles we insure. We farm and have lots of old trucks, semi's pickups and our personal car, etc. I take an envelope of "stuff" up there when I go in. ...and they don't even roll their eyes...they have seen it all before.... =)