Immigration attorney Grisel Ybarra got back a canceled check from the Internal Revenue Service for the two cents the IRS had billed her as a late fee.
Ybarra's tax payment of $64,000 had arrived late, according to a news report on a Miami CBS station, and the IRS then billed her $14 in late fees, which also arrived late. She then received a bill from the IRS for a two-cent late fee. Ybarra taped two pennies to the bill and sent the IRS a check for the two cents as well. She got the canceled check back in the mail, but not the two pennies.
The IRS generally does not send out bills for less than a dollar, but Ybarra ended up spending much more. Along with the $64,014, she also spent $5.21 on certified mail, $0.15 in check-processing charges, and an estimated $50 in time.
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