Tuesday, December 4, 2007

It's the IRS Calling

Well, the darndest thing has occurred. We received a letter from the IRS the other day saying that a Social Security Number that we used as one of our dependents was also used by someone else on their Tax Return for 2006. I called Justin all freaked out. We double checked the number, and yes, it was Evan's SSN. Justin called the phone number on the letter. They told him that "it happens all the time and it's probably an honest mistake." Hopefully, someone just mixed up their numbers. Otherwise, we may have a jerk using our deceased little boy's social. It's pretty annoying. To think that someone may be taking advantage of a grieving family makes me pretty upset. Well, we just have to wait and find out. Sigh...

2 comments:

Mary Beth said...

I've read about this often, usually it's older adults SSN that get stolen.
I am sorry you have to deal with this too.

Amy said...

Yeah, that's really crummy.