We're basically being bent over a barrel and told we can't even have a stick to bite.
Look, I know you guys are really, really sick and tired of my constant
financial woes. I'd directly appealed to nearly 80 people for help last
week and got a very anemic response. This is why I'm taking the
extraordinary measure of showing you a screengrab from my bank's
website, complete with today's date, to let you know that I'm not
scamming you all and hoarding donations I don't need.
Massachusetts Dept of Revenue claims I owe them back taxes from FY 2009,
a fact I've mentioned several times since last year. Today, they
swooped in and levied my savings account and now I'm nearly $520 in the
red. Furthermore, they took $47.70 from my checking account, basically
every penny of the $75 that I'd transferred from Paypal last Wednesday.
Furthermore, this happened at the same time that I had to pay a
garage a $108+ bill for a busted radiator hose that nearly overheated
and seized my engine yesterday, requiring I subtract from my dwindling
cash fund which serves as my rent money.
So, just like that,
I'm out nearly $200 just a month after I got taken for $150 by a couple
of grifters across town, for which it cost me an additional $40 to file
suit against them. Bottom line: It's going to cost me $520 to unlock my
savings account. For all I know, my checking account, my primary
bill-paying account, may also be locked because Create Space won't allow
me to place an order for proof copies of my latest novel. And, banks
being the wonderful, benevolent institutions they are, each levy done by
the DOR will involve a $20 levy fee imposed on me by my bank for each account.
Basically, we're talking about an entire month's rent these assholes in the DOR are costing me.
Guys, this has been a truly shitty winter not to mention a truly shitty
2014. As if 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 weren't bad enough. I'm
redoubling my efforts to try to find a job on Craigslist and elsewhere
but my resumes just fall into a blank hole and I don't get contacted by
anyone except the occasional deceptive temp agency.
you have a blog, please link to this post. If you can at all help in
even the slightest, please do so. If you know anyone who might be
amenable to helping us, please contact them and tell them about our
plight. This is without a doubt the darkest time we've ever suffered
through in the nearly five years I've been living here. If I could've
afforded to pay these damned back taxes, I would've. But we've never
been in a position where we could spare over $500 for back taxes plus
late fees and interest. I've been more concerned with keeping a roof
over our heads, especially now where winter is getting colder than ever.
Please help us. Please.
As much as I hate being an ongoing object of charity, I have no pride
left at this point and am openly begging for a way out of this. There's a Paypal button at my place at Welcome Back to Pottersville