Letter from the IRS

Today I got a letter from the IRS. This is the 2nd letter that I’ve gotten from them this year. The first one was them telling me that I owned money on my 2004 taxes. This was due to the IRS putting a decimal point in the wrong place. Today, the letter told me that I owned about $9.00 worth of interest on my 2005 taxes. According to their records, they didn’t get my check until April 24th, 2006, and as a result, I had interest due from April 15 – April 24. Two funny things about that; 1) April 15 was a Saturday this year and so taxes were not due until April 17th. 2) I mailed my taxes via certified mail on April 15. I called them and was on hold for about 45 minutes. When they came on, the agent finally agreed with me that I didn’t owe this interest. However, she never really admitted that the IRS had made a mistake. Rather, she tried to pass it off that she was doing me a favor. She also promised to send me a letter saying that my taxes are paid in full for 2005.