Yesterday I got five letters from the IRS. One each to remind me of my unpaid taxes for , , , , and (I didn’t owe any federal tax in ).
They didn’t include anything ominous, except for the mild warning on the reverse side that if I don’t pay up “interest will increase and additional penalties may apply.” Apparently they are required to send out these bland reminders annually.
The total amount I owe from those years is a little north of $22,000. So I’m a little surprised they aren’t putting more effort into collecting. It’s possible they’re just too overwhelmed with other things to go after small-fry. Or they may be biding their time… the statute of limitations gives them ten years, I believe, so there’s no great hurry. In any case, it’s been ages since they’ve done anything more substantial than sending me letters.