So about a month ago I received a bill from the State of Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Revenue Division… for whatever reason– I disregarded it for a few weeks.
The day we were supposed to leave for Vegas, I decided to open and take care of it. Unfortunately, it was a notice that I had failed to submit my W2’s for 2005 (even though I filed my taxes on time and owed nothing), a bill for tax penalties of $300– and was due that day. Whoops. So I wrote a note whining about how I had just recently married and was on my honeymoon yada yada and, oh by the way, here’s my W2 that you wanted. Taken care of. Right?
So, yesterday morning, I happened to think of it and tried to remember to call their office to confirm that it was resolved. It slipped my mind until after 5:00 yesterday and I put it on my list to do today. In the meantime, I go check my post office box to find yet another letter from the Dept of Finance and Admin….. for the original penalty plus interest! Crap! So last night, we had a heated “discussion” about the importance of taking care of things on time and avoiding unnecessary tax penalties… so I agreed to call the office today to see what my options were and take it from there.
Well, apparently, when I sent in my W2 in November I failed to remember that I had not one but three W2’s in 2005 and I had only sent in my Cool Water form — they wanted the Outback one, too. Picky Picky.
So I was as cooperative as possible and told JoAnn at the office that I was more than willing to fax her the form right now– so I did and called her back, and just like that – no more $300 tax penalty! Whew!