Tuesday, May 20, 2008

If you live in Bratislava, the IRS wants to help you pay lower taxes

As nice as this sounds, there's just something about it that I don't really trust. Why does the typically customer-unfriendly IRS want to come to Bratislava to help people with their taxes? I am curious if it is meant to be part of a larger series in a fact finding mission of sorts, a survey, or a census to see who is out there that is not filing properly with the IRS. Does anyone else have any suggestions? Of course, maybe I am just wrong, maybe the IRS just wants to be nice and to help taxpayers living in Bratislava to be able to have the largest possible tax breaks imaginable.

Skeptical in Highwood,

"Bratislava Consular Section (Public Inquiries)" wrote: Subject: Tax Advisor Visit
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 10:12:28 +0200
From: "Bratislava Consular Section (Public Inquiries)"

To: All American Taxpayers in Slovakia
From: Consular Section, American Embassy, Bratislava
Date: 5/20/2008

American Community Messages

Dear Compatriots!

A representative of the Internal Revenue Service is tentatively planning to be in Bratislava on June 11th and available to speak with any fellow citizens who may have U.S. tax issues, problems or questions at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava.

If you are interested in attending, please let us know as soon as possible (but no later than June 6th)the following information:
* the visitor's full name
* contact telephone/mobile number and/or email address
* preferred time(s) between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm

The times and availability will be on a first-come-first served basis and will be confirmed to you by e-mail.


Robin L. Haase

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