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