I got another letter from the IRS, which finally noticed I’d neglected to include a check for the taxes due when I filed my tax return.
The $5,007 in taxes due came from the self-employment tax, not the income tax. To this, the agency has added a $25.03 “Failure-to-pay penalty” and $13.15 in “Interest charges”. The letter also includes some information about how these amounts were calculated and how they’ll continue to accrue. Included with the letter was also a copy of the increasingly laughable “Taxpayer Bill of Rights.”