Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm A Tornado of Anger Swirling About

A few days ago I had seen a commercial for a company called Blue Tax. They help people with IRS issues. So I went online and filled out the fields to have someone call me. I was finally able to stop playing phone tag and was more or less told that I have no recourse to fight these taxes. Because that POS paid me by 1099 and files his taxes as such he more or less told the IRS that I agreed to be an independent contractor and that I would pay the taxes owed on my own.

Saying BULLSHIT is an understatement. To say I wanted to cry was an understatement.

He also said that my only real options are to either pay the balances as the IRS says they are; or independently sue him. I like option two. I really, truly do. The only problem is the financial aspect. I don't have the money for an attorney for this messy disaster. And that's exactly what it will be. A long, stressful, expensive mess.

I absolutely despise this POS. He knew full well the position he was putting me in. Every cent he paid me was a tax write off for him because he claims I was an independent contractor. And of course the IRS goes along with this. I am so angry and depressed and stressed about this entire situation. I'm trying my best to stay with it and keep fighting but it's insanely discouraging being told that my argument, no matter how factually accurate, has no merit.

This is so overwhelmingly depressing I don't even know what to do. I sue him and then what? Then I have legal fees to pay. Yes it always gets written in as damaged but what if I lose the case? Then I owe the taxes AND attorney's fees and costs. I don't have the funds to fight this. I vehemently hate him. And as much as I say it, it doesn't help my situation.

And as frustrating as all of this is, I refuse to cry. Not tears of sadness and woe is me but tears of anger and rage. I still refuse to let them fall. For this situation, I am better than him. And as the line goes in one of my all time favorites...

I just want them to know they didn't break me.

5 comments :

  1. Well I'm glad that you aren't being broken. It's an absolutely horrible situation, made even worse because the fact that you're honest and right means nothing at all. I think that your best bet might really be to just pay the IRS. To just get it over with. That's if you even can do that. What he did was illegal, shitty, and the actions of a complete wanker, but he's more than likely going to get away with it, and I'm pissed off for you.

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  2. I was thinking the same. If I can get the penalties and interest reduced or waived through a settlement I'm better off I suppose. Thanks for being mad with/for me!

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  3. APrinceAndProzacJuly 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    sooooo angering. You just go right ahead and feel all the angry feelings- it's totally expected in a case as crappy as this.

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  4. I FUCKING HATE THIS WHOLE SITUATION. It's so assholish. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. Please punch holes here on the blog for as long as you like. Darlin, you've earned it.

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  5. This enrages me to no fucking end!! Getting hosed on one front is bad enough but then to get hosed on both ends is just craziness and awful! I'm sorry you are dealing with this hon, so much stress and craziness compounded by the fact that you are honest and forthright and it doesn't matter to anyone who could fix it. And you know this amount for the guy you worked for would be nothing to him...arghhhhhhh!!
    With all of that ranting said, I would look for an advocate that might do some pro bono work or go straight to the IRS, explain your intent to right the situation as they propose, but offer a flat sum to settle it quickly. sometimes they will take a little something now over more money that would take a long time to get from you. It's worth a shot and shows you really do have good intentions, that can go a long way and get you much further than having them think you are refusing to handle it.
    Then I would try to go after the bastard that hosed you. NOT OK!!

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