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Another One Bites The Dust

For the past couple of years I’ve been stressed about one BIG honking issue, a back tax bill I didn’t even know how to calculate.  I had a boss who reported literally double what he actually paid me, and conveniently omitted the courtesy of paystubs to his employees so I didn’t know how to improve it.  Since it was several thousand dollars of over-reporting, it had me coming unglued.

I finally bit the bullet and talked with the IRS and thank GOD I did.  (Bet you never thought you’d hear that phrase in connection with the Tax Agency, did you?)  The person I talked to was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional.  She didn’t give me direct legal advice, which I might have questioned; but she DID tell me which state agency handles issues like that.  In fact, she provided a lot of important details INCLUDING how to get the tax bill cleared up without putting myself into bankruptcy.   Turns out even with the over-reporting and everything else, I don’t owe as much as I was afraid I owed.

I’m making arrangements to get it cleared up once and for all, and if my knee would allow I’d probably dance a jig.

That domain name the asshole was offering to sell me for a pretty penny?  I remember being very puzzled as to why this yahoo was trying to sell me a domain that was about to go public any day.  After a bit of sleuthing (after the fact, in one of my less-than-stellar moments) I discovered it’s this company’s M.O.  They’re called InTrust Domains and they’re bogus as hell.  If you know anyone who gets an email from them, move it directly to the SPAM folder, then delete.  Or delete first, if you prefer.

Oh, and I did buy the domain from a reputable registrar, and for a heck of a lot less than his $100 asking price (less than a tenth of the price.)  Yeesh.  I’m sure this jerk makes money from people who don’t know any better.  I’m thinking he can probably be shut down with a little effort, and certainly should be.

Time to turn in.  All other things being equal, my knee is still swollen and hurting like hell, never really recovered from the move.

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