Friday, September 22, 2006

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Apparently, my 2004 federal income tax return is being audited by the IRS. According to the letter that I received yesterday, I need to substantiate all of my gifts to charity. Thankfully, I kept all of my receipts in a nicely labeled file folder. But I have to say that I'm more than a bit annoyed. Is it so hard to believe that an individual in my position would choose to give more than a certain percentage of my income to charitable organizations? The sad thing is that I didn't even report any of the smaller, one-off gifts that I made to organizations like the American Cancer Society. I only deducted gifts that exceeded $250.

Anyway, I've just got too many things going on in my life right now. And it's just one more thing I have to put on my to do list and remember to follow up on. Argh!


Single Ma said...

Awww man! An IRS audit? I'm sure you already have everything in order, but it still sucks. Good luck!

mapgirl said...

Bummer. But it pays to be organized, doesn't it?

IRA said...

Hi Single Ma and Mapgirl,

Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, it's a good thing that I'm anal about filing things away. But I'm afraid that these types of incidents just reinforce my packrat behavior :-)