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Author: laventura Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121351  
Subject: Paying federal tax: check addressed to whom? Date: 4/13/2001 10:57 AM
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When paying federal taxes, whom should the check be made payable to?
(I'm paying by check, for whatever reason and dont want to use credit card or direct debit.)

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Subject: Re: Paying federal tax: check addressed to whom? Date: 4/13/2001 11:55 AM
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When paying federal taxes, whom should the check be made payable to?

"United States Treasury"

You used to make it out to Internal Revenue Service, but, and I'm not making this up--I was there, there were people in Washington who thought that people who hated writing a check to the IRS would get dewy-eyed writing one to the US Treasury. Congress bought it, et voila!

Phil Marti

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Subject: Re: Paying federal tax: check addressed to whom? Date: 4/13/2001 12:00 PM
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You used to make it out to Internal Revenue Service, but, and I'm not making this up--I was there, there were people in Washington who thought that people who hated writing a check to the IRS would get dewy-eyed writing one to the US Treasury. Congress bought it, et voila!

I thought the story was that Irs was too easy to change to Mrs if the checks were intercepted by crooks. Probably another urban myth.

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Subject: Re: Paying federal tax: check addressed to whom? Date: 4/13/2001 12:34 PM
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When paying federal taxes, whom should the check be made payable to?

"United States Treasury"


Oh, oh. I made mine out to the Internal Revenue Service. Will htat be a problem. I couldn't find where it said what to use.

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Author: laventura Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 50202 of 121351
Subject: Re: Paying federal tax: check addressed to whom? Date: 4/13/2001 2:25 PM
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The IRS site seems to say otherwise..

http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/ind_info/lockbox.html#Prep
(Admittedly, the site seems a bit old. It has the example for Year 1999)

What happens if the check is made to "Internal Revenue Service" ?

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Subject: Re: Paying federal tax: check addressed to whom? Date: 4/13/2001 2:32 PM
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I thought the story was that Irs was too easy to change to Mrs if the checks were intercepted by crooks. Probably another urban myth.

This, and also the ease of changing "IRS" to "I R Smith," were why in the old days they always stressed spelling out Internal Revenue Service.

Phil Marti

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Subject: Re: Paying federal tax: check addressed to whom? Date: 4/13/2001 2:40 PM
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Oh, oh. I made mine out to the Internal Revenue Service. Will htat be a problem.

No. They'd deposit it, and the banking system would process it, if it was made out to "Joe's Diner." My favorite along this line was the first year the change to United States Treasury was in effect. Some IRS processors were stamping over it with the "Internal Revenue Service" stamps that they used to use for blank payee lines.

Phil Marti

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