A Letter From the IRS

by Emily Flake

Drawing of a dismayed gentleman in shirtsleeves and a loosened tie, reading an evidently appalling missive, and seated before red pastry box contining an attractively steaming pie
Illustration by the author

Dear Ms. Flake,

In response to your recent letter requesting leniency with regards to your delay in filing, we feel compelled to point out the following:

1. There exists a mechanism for late filers, known as an extension. Your awareness of this mechanism has been made clear by your numerous tweets to the effect of “not gonna have my shit together to file an extension even lol (meltface emoji)”.

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