Friday, September 07, 2007
My youngest son received a letter from the Tax Department yesterday.
And, yes, I opened it. He’s away at school.
Silly me – I thought he might be receiving money from them.
Uh-uh. They are conducting a “review program” as part of the self-assessment tax system and want to determine if they assessed his tax return properly.
(Gee. I thought they were paid to do it right the first time.)
The amount in question? His rent paid last year while attending university - $2800.00. Certainly not chicken feed but not a massive sum to investigate.
To support this claim, they need to see his rent receipt. I believe that since his tax return was done on-line, such information is not sent unless requested.
And, okay, okay, I’ll sent it but honest-to-God.
Just look at his tax return, people! He’s a student attending university in Hamilton whose home is in Toronto. He has to live somewhere and pay rent while away at school!
This same thing happened to my middle son a few years ago.
Don’t they have other people to REVIEW? You know, people with BIG BUCKS who might actually be hiding something?
Perhaps the Tax Department is utterly exhausted looking into Lord Conrad Black’s financial affairs.
They just want to do a no-brainer for a change of pace.
(This is one post I hope is not Googled by the powers-that-be. I don’t want to be subjected to a revenge audit…)