Audit, Part 1

April 11, 2011

In “celebration” of American tax day coming up, I bring you a multi-part real-life drama.

Guess who’s being audited by the IRS.

Why?

There are a couple of unusual deductions they’re questioning. The larger of the two is the medical expenses we deducted in 2008.

Because there’s no reason that anyone with medical insurance would spend more than $40K in medical expenses in one year.

No, no reason at all.

Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow…

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6 Responses to “Audit, Part 1”

  1. celia Says:

    Oh Girl. If you are near Philly I can offer you some beer.

  2. a Says:

    Hahahahahahaha! Noooo – insurance is the answer to everything! Send that one off to your Congress-person to let them know how infertility costs more than just the procedures. Actually, send that off to your Senator and Representative to tell them that you have already been persecuted enough by having infertility, and now the IRS wants to add insult to injury.

    That sucks. I’m sorry you’re being audited.

  3. Kristin Says:

    Oh dear God, they just need to get a freaking clue. So sorry you are going through this.


  4. We had a run in over our 2008 taxes too… 3 dead kids in one year… seems to call some red flags. But I found that talking to someone actually helped and, in a matter of weeks, things were done and we were finished.

  5. Ernessa Says:

    Ugh! With as many people with fertility issues these days, you’d think they’d just add a special category. Check here if these were related to fertility procedures, so that we don’t have to audit you. I’m wondering myself what you are and aren’t allowed to declare as a medical expense at tax time. For example is this in the realm of elective plastic surgery, something the government (like many insurance companies) don’t consider a necessary expense? Since IVF worked the first time with our daughter, we didn’t spend the minimum to write it off, so I’m not sure what the government’s stance is on this.

  6. jill Says:

    Oh ugh. Yet another “benefit” *eye roll* to infertility.


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