Be Still My Beating Heart.

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My cell phone rang this morning, which is pretty unusual. No one calls me, really, no one. I glanced at the number it was an in state one, so thinking, I better answer it.

This morning my son Jessup was trying to get out of going to school and thought maybe it was the school calling saying his “cold” got worse. He was not liking that younger brother had no school and thought it only fair that he could stay home as well.

Sniff sniff this morning. I said no and took him to school. 🙂

Well, the number ended up being a lady from the IRS!

My mouth dropped and I about fell off the chair. My heart started beating fast and I really wanted to hang up but thought I better not. She went on to tell me that my business was being audited for the last three years and if I got the paperwork in December. I said no, that goes to our permanent address and during the winter we shut the water off and don’t go back until spring. I said we are military and live on the other side of the state currently. She replied oh, ok. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions? No, I guess if I did, I probably shouldn’t say so. 🙂 She asked a few questions, I must of gave the right answers, and she said this will take care of it.

Wow, I had always heard horror stories. My business is small so maybe that helps. 🙂

My first audit ever. I have had the business since 2002 so I think that is pretty good odds of not being audited until now. 🙂 Even if, it would have been more intense, I have everything documented and don’t take off any expenses that don’t need to. Plus, I know there are other things I can take off but I don’t because I am not sure about them and I like to keep it simple and honest. 🙂

Originally, the business was a computer repair and graphic design business. As things changed over the years it dwindled down. Last year there was no business but I kept the license and will change it over to my writing and art this year.

It was a blank slate for taxes this tax year. No sales and no expenses were taken off. Depending on if we stay here I will then change the address but until we know for sure the business remains at home. 🙂

But boy, it had my heart going. She really was a nice person. Hopefully, if ever a next time, the person will be nice too. Don’t know about those odds.

Have you had any dealings with the IRS?