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Wednesday, April 15

The Tax Man Cometh. Sit back, relax and 'Have a cuppa Tea'!

Dear Taxpayer,

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. notably said “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” We should be proud that the vast majority of American citizens pay their taxes honestly and of their own free will. In an ever more complex and global world, we cannot take for granted this cornerstone principle of our democracy.

For the IRS's part, we owe it to all taxpayers to make the process of paying taxes as easy as possible. IRS employees are dedicated to helping taxpayers to quickly get their questions answered, complete their forms, pay their taxes, and get back to their lives. From the telephone representative who answers tax law questions, to the walk-in site employees who help low-income taxpayers, to the technicians that design and build our web site – – we are committed to providing top-quality service.

Unfortunately, there will always be some that cheat their fellow citizens by avoiding the payment of their fair share of taxes. The IRS owes it to the millions of you who promptly pay your taxes in full to pursue these people through strong enforcement programs. I believe this is a basic matter of fairness.

If you need more information about taxes, I hope you'll visit us online at, or call us toll free at 1-800-829-1040. Your government works for you, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help.


Douglas H. Shulman
Commissioner of Internal Revenue

The IRS Mission

Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.

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Time to put the kettle on -- for some strange reason I feel like having a 'tea party'. I wish my grandma was still alive -- she made THE BEST cuppa tea!

For any old ailment or disease
For Christ sake have a cuppa tea

~Ray Davies

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