The American IRS has been the schoolyard bully since its inception originally as the Bureau of Internal Revenue back in the 19th century. They enjoy (and I do mean enjoy) the power to hold absolute sway over people's lives under the threat of crippling penalties and/or imprisonment. The IRS is an equal opportunity abuser, regardless of one's nationality.
Of course your situation was brought on by the ineptness of a trading company, but fundamentally it was due to the utterly ridiculous regulations imposed upon businesses to file multiple forms in quadruplicate to various government organizations. Hold onto your hat (if you wear one), because the clowns in Congress here are about to greatly multiply the bureaucracy levels with the government takeover of most or all of our financial institutions. The full benefit of government efficiency and capability will soon be at the service of everyone - worldwide.
I suppose the only Hope for you and me is that Americans (the entire world, according to new reports) just elected the Savior of the Earth as president, so just hold on, help is on the way. The universe got better on November 4, 2008; chaos no longer rules; the 1st law of thermodynamics has been suspended. In fact, if you can make it over here to one of the Obama healing events - er, speeches - you can probably get your issue resolved on the spot like the woman at a recent one who begged Him for a car and house, and then was provided one (by a member of the other political party, BTW, and also, we've learned that she hasn't bothered to work since 2003).
Sorry to unload, but it probably adequately expresses both of our feelings about the ineptitude of governments, and the habits of slackers.
That said, I will be glad to assist you in contacting the IRS. If you e-mail me with the pertinent information, I will give them a call.
Finally, I tried to contact you a couple times recently via e-mail. Has it changed from a year ago (t...@hotmail.com
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster