IRS Says Area Man Owes Taxes from His Prepubescent Years

He’s thinking it’s a mix-up and rather than doing something insane (like you might expect), he simply reported it to the local authorities.

A man told Elmhurst police that he owes the Internal Revenue Service $7,000 in back taxes from 1999 to 2000. He suspects identity theft because he was 10 years old and unemployed at the time.

The incident was reported at 11:57 a.m. Nov. 29 at Elmhurst Police Station, police said.

According to the report, the victim received the IRS letter notifying him of back taxes after he filed for 2009. The victim suspects someone used his Social Security number to claim wages in 1999 to 2000, police said.

We didn’t say his reaction wasn’t boring.

He’s thinking it’s a mix-up and rather than doing something insane (like you might expect), he simply reported it to the local authorities.

A man told Elmhurst police that he owes the Internal Revenue Service $7,000 in back taxes from 1999 to 2000. He suspects identity theft because he was 10 years old and unemployed at the time.

The incident was reported at 11:57 a.m. Nov. 29 at Elmhurst Police Station, police said.

According to the report, the victim received the IRS letter notifying him of back taxes after he filed for 2009. The victim suspects someone used his Social Security number to claim wages in 1999 to 2000, police said.

We didn’t say his reaction wasn’t boring.

Latest Accounting Jobs--Apply Now:

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Related articles

Former and Current Alliantgroup Employees Speak Out About ‘Evil, Toxic, Emotionally Damaging Company’ (NEW UPDATE)

[Update to post originally published on May 25 with a fourth ex-Alliantgroup employee sharing their experience.] One thing I have learned since IRS Criminal Investigation and the Justice Department conducted a court-ordered raid of Alliantgroup’s Houston offices on May 20 is that there are A LOT of horror stories from ex-Ag employees about their experience working […]

The IRS Is Paying an Unwelcome Visit to Alliantgroup (NEW UPDATE) Experts Weigh In On Feds’ Raid of the ‘Blue A’

[UPDATE 13] Jonathan Curry of Tax Notes wrote an interesting article on June 16 about why federal authorities would conduct a court-ordered raid of an established company like Alliantgroup, and he talked to law professors and a tax lawyer about the legal ramifications of that particular action by the Justice Department and IRS Criminal Investigation. […]