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Subject: Re: For the Umpteenth Time.... Date: 3/28/2012 2:42 PM
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A tax RETURN is a document you send to the government.
That's the title of the form. In big letters. At the top.

If you have overpaid your taxes, and get money back, that is a REFUND.


Preach it, brother!



In my office, it goes something like this:


Client: I haven't got my return yet.

Peter: I finished your return last week.

Client: Yes, but I haven't got my return yet.

Peter: I gave you a copy when I finished it.

C: OK. But I don't have my return.

P: Do you need another copy?

C: I need my money.

P: I see. You haven't got the refund.

C: Yes, that's what I said. I don't have my return yet.

P: (Attempts to strangle the client through the phone while still sounding pleasant.) It takes the IRS about 4 weeks to mail your refund check.

C: Can I have them directly deposit the return?

P: (Looks for knife to slit wrists. Secretary has wisely hidden them all by now.) I asked if you wanted a direct deposit when we did your return. It's too late to get a direct deposit now.

C: Ok. Can California do a direct deposit of my return?

P: (Jumps out the window. Unfortunately, he's on the first floor and only manages a few scratches on the bushes outside the window.)


--Peter
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