Monday, June 18, 2007

Mail You Don't Want To Receive

Tonight I came home to a letter from the city with the words "Final Notice" on it and dire warnings of damage to my credit if I didn't pay up immediately. In fact, it suggested I might already have been dinged. I had no idea what they were talking about. I pay all my bills promptly. Fortunately, the city has representatives answering the phone unti 6:30PM. Thank God for good customer service!

It turns out that they thought my house was still a rental and they thought I owed them rental taxes. Not only that, they had been mailing the bills to my address from years ago. The pigs that live there now never told the city I didn't live there and never returned the mail. How they managed to finally send the notice to the right address is beyond me.

A form filled out and a follow-up phone call and this should all be cleared up. I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I opened that letter.


Kelly the little black dog said...

When we moved from CA to CO we kept getting threatening notices from the state of California about not renewing our auto registration. I was surprised how hostile they got. It took three letters to get them to believe we no longer resided in the state.

K T Cat said...

Well, I haven't received any letters. All I get are these emails that could come from anywhere and some photos that look suspiciously altered. I think you owe me some fines. $20 ought to do it.

Unknown said...

Bleh! I hate government beurocracy. I'm having a similar fight with the State of Ohio. They claim I owe income tax for a previous year that I didn't even live in Ohio. Even if I did live here then, military pay is tax exempt in OH so I wouldn't have to pay it anyway.