Sailing through life, wherever the winds take us

Dear Government People

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I try to be a good human being. I try to follow the rules. And yet, you make it so damn difficult.

I started a business, and registered my business with the state. Doing so felt like I was donating a kidney, with the in depth questionnaire I had to fill out to register. But I did it.

I then began withholding taxes from my money received in order to make sure I could pay my share at the end of the year.

I thought I had done everything I needed to.

But now, nearly a year later, I find that my efforts to do everything correctly, has been foiled.

This is how it all went down.

I go to pay my taxes.

Find I need some PIN number I never received.

Call to find out how to get it, only to be told that my business registration doesn’t exist and I will need to re-register.

Throw a huge personal hissy fit because I did this last year and somehow messed it up.

Calm myself, and begin re-registering.

Can’t re-register because an active registration with my business name already exists… MINE!

Resume huge hissy fit.

Call back to get PIN for a second time.

Get told to fill out a separate form, with all the information I already filled out when registering.

Including my address, listed 5 different times on the paperwork.

Thank you, that will be 15 days.

A bit of advice for all government related folks. If you have a small business owner trying to do the right thing and pay their taxes, how about make it a little easier on them? Because there are a million other things I would rather spend that money on, since you obviously don’t want me to pay it to you.

Sincerely, A very fed up business owner that is ready to lose her shit


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