Another Letter from the I.R.S.

I got another letter from the IRS .

There’s not much new here. A tiny Notice 1212 and Publication 4127 that advertise their automated telephone service and electronic payment options, and a two page letter showing my current balance and explaining the interest and penalties. The beef of this is as follows:

Immediate action is required.

We previously wrote to you about your unpaid account, but you haven’t contacted us about it. Penalties and interest on the unpaid balance are continuing to increase. Please pay the amount you owe within ten days from the date of this notice. If you can’t pay now, call us at the number shown below. You may be qualified for an installment agreement or payroll deduction agreement. We want to help you resolve this bill. However, if we don’t hear from you, we will have no choice to proceed with steps required to collect the amount you owe. If you already paid your balance in full or arranged for an installment agreement, please disregard this notice.

My current balance due is listed as $4,222.07, which includes $19.61 in penalty and $32.11 in interest.

For previous installments in the nasty-letters-from-the-IRS series, see: