The check isn’t in the mail

The IRS “Where’s my refund?” site is down this weekend, “due to several factors, including scheduled maintenance,” and one might reasonably ask, “What other factors?”

There are many, but these are the Top Ten:

  1. IRS accidentally got put on the Sequester List
  2. All the field agents’ cars ran out of gas at about the same time
  3. Joe Biden’s doing some replanting, if you know what I mean
  4. Cost of buying votes unexpectedly rose 4.5% this year
  5. Nobody remembers who was supposed to renew domain
  6. Congressional health plan expanded to include polygraph tests
  7. Had to cover Antonio Villaraigosa’s unemployment check
  8. Eric Holder had to subpoena himself, causing an endless loop in government computers
  9. Tim Geithner’s late with his payment again
  10. Hey, them drones ain’t cheap



  1. Tatyana »

    25 May 2013 · 6:33 pm

    I vote for moving #10 at least 3 positions up!

  2. Tatyana »

    26 May 2013 · 7:17 am

    OT: your “drones aren’t cheap” brought to mind another not-cheap gizmo, the one you wrote about -Tesla
    Seen that Prof’ post?

  3. jsallison »

    26 May 2013 · 9:18 am

    Akshully the IRS in toto was shut down Friday exactly as a result of the sequester. Scheduled for four more shutdown days between now and the end of the fiscal year.

  4. That’s taxing | Скрипучая беседка »

    26 May 2013 · 9:48 am

    [...] an update to my earlier cry re: IRS refund-tracking site shutdown:*jsallison informs us that it was planned due to sequestration! And here I was thinking Chaz’s TopTen are [...]

  5. McGehee »

    27 May 2013 · 6:52 am

    Five down, 360 to go.

  6. nightfly »

    28 May 2013 · 12:47 pm

    11. Mistook our own page for a Tea Party site and audited it

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