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December 2, 2022

“he was 10 years old and unemployed at the time”

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.