Re: Last Laugh! Scam IRS Says You Have Refund of $63.80 Coming

>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: My Dear God! Don't those fools _ever_

>>> grow weary of sending out this crap day after day? Of all the >>> banks and other financial institutions I have seen fall victim to >>> these scams, this is the first time I have ever seen it tried on the >>> good old IRS. PAT] >> This one has been going on for a couple of years, the IRS issued a >> warning a few weeks ago about this again. Plus the IRS refunds are in >> even amount no cents, these guys are really fools, but they do get hooks >> in some new users. > IRS refunds are in even amount, no cents? I don't think I've ever had > one like that in the last 30 years or so. (The smallest one was > $1.60). Some of this may have to do with whether you round off to > even dollars in preparing your return, which usually seems to work in > favor of the IRS. > Gordon L. Burditt

You're kidding, right?

EVERY dollar amount on a 1040 form can be rounded, with amounts ending in .49 or less rounded DOWN, and amounts ending in 0.50 or more rounded UP. As with flipping a coin, while YOU might encounter a "run" where for the last three years you had to round UP, the odds are just as likely that you would round DOWN.


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Gene S. Berkowitz
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