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Sat Sep 5, 2020, 10:25 AM

Mail problems and IRS problems

Just received my daily informed delivery email and there’s a piece of mail that is being forwarded to me from a person living on a different street my OLD neighborhood in a different state.
Why was there a Pre-addressed forwarding sticker that appears to have been automatically placed? The person’s name is nothing like mine; we have a town and a zip code in common. Doesn’t seem like “human error”. Maybe machine error.

Remembering what was done with voter caging and what I suspect was done with voter registration lists, I’m suspicious they are hiding their deeds like a “needle in a haystack”. Messing with ballots is too obvious; mess with ALL the mail and it’s harder to prove. Robert Duncan chairman of the Postal commission was into voter caging / repression strategies in the Bush administration.

Secondly, the IRS. Received notices of late payment of taxes on a couple of returns even though the payment was mailed on time. Eight weeks after mailing, still no processing, just late notices. I know COVID caused some delays but is there more going on?

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lostnfound Sep 5 OP
TexasBushwhacker Sep 5 #1
lostnfound Sep 5 #3
TexasBushwhacker Sep 5 #8
Zoonart Sep 5 #2
ananda Sep 5 #4
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Response to lostnfound (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 10:40 AM

1. FYI, when mailing to the IRS always send as registered mail

with a returning receipt. That say you can prove that you mailed it on time. Just because they've cashed your checks doesn't mean they've processed your return.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 11:12 AM

3. Return was sent electronically, paid by check

I would have done registered mail but there was a line at post office and I was afraid of Covid. I did take a picture of the envelope whi,wow as out the post office as circumstantial evidence

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 03:29 PM

8. And they've cashed the check(s)?

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Response to lostnfound (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 10:41 AM

2. So far in NYS over the last 3 mos.

One mailed check payment went missing. Never received stimulus check and mailed replacement bank card went missing. Who knows what else was lost or undelivered.

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Response to lostnfound (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 11:17 AM

4. My mail has been coming fine.

But I live in Texas in a cheap place that happens
to be in an affluent neighborhood.

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Response to lostnfound (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 11:23 AM

5. DH and I have had mail from the local tax servicing agency

(RITA not IRS) go missing at least once, perhaps twice, prior to my enrollment in Informed Delivery. Without Informed Delivery's scan in my email, I would not have known it was even sent. Lots of phone calls ensued to that agency, the postmaster, my DEM senator (from whom I learned the PO in our neighborhood was "under investigation." This happened long before all these USPS stories broke. Three weeks later, long after our phone communication with said agency, et al, that cleared up the situation but also with a call to a necessary attorney for representation at short notice but in a timely fashion of compliance, (To our astonishment, that letter contained a time-sensitive procedural summons to our city, not county, court where late/inadequate payments were adjudicated at the bench), the letter suddenly appeared in our mail box. It was the first and only mailing from this agency about a minor error on a past year's tax filing, to which my community was threatening a judgement??? That missing letter was pristine, without a blemish or roller mark and correctly addressed. I also learned that once sent, a government sender can request to RE-CALL a "particular" piece of "franked" mail; hence, claim they sent it yet still never received by the addressee to cause maximum damage in terms of penalties, interest, court costs, and reputation of the citizen. It's probably easy enough to learn we are registered Democrats while TPTB all around are most certainly Republicons.

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Response to lostnfound (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 11:29 AM

6. Multiple clients have gotten late notices, despite paying on time.

Most of them have proof of timely mailing, so presumably they'll eventually be able to resolve their issues. For some, the penalties are low enough that they'd rather pay than fight it.

For what it's worth, I don't think the problem was with the post office. I think mail sat, unopened and unprocessesed, for days and days after being received by IRS.

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Response to lostnfound (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 12:06 PM

7. Our IRS payment was mailed on time, but did not make it.

State payment mailed the same day and arrived fine. I handed it to the postal worker at the counter and he canceled it right then and there. I know I put a stamp on it. He would have said something if I didn't.

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