The USA’s tax code is wildly complicated, and that means that the sheer act of understanding exactly how much you owe for your business and personal tax takes a lot of work.
It’s administered by the Inland Revenue Service – who do their best to help with compliance, but have a reputation for being inefficient.
Well – these pictures are of most of the 26 identical letters that arrived for me en-masse yesterday. They are all from the IRS, all posted from inside New Zealand via airmail and all ask for my latest address details.
The letters are truly identical – the letter number, dates, codes and so forth. The envelopes are the same but the stamps are stuck on with what seems to be a less than machine perfect process.
The fact that I received them indicates to me that those address details are just fine.
I last lived in the USA in 2001, and am not a US citizen.