STOP! READ THIS UPDATE.
Ive never asked for money on my blog before, but Ive just been hit with a major financial emergency.
Several months ago, the Alabama Department of Revenue decided Id underpaid on state taxes from ten years earlier. (I wasnt aware of having done so, but I dont have those records any more and so cant prove otherwise.) After theyd added on interest and late fees, the total due was about $12,000. I submitted a request form to pay it off in installments; they never said yes or no to the request form, but I kept sending in payments and they kept cashing them, which led me to be more sanguine than in retrospect I should have been.
Then suddenly today, without warning or announcement (either from the tax department or from my bank), the tax department completely cleared out my checking account, and my savings account, and my mothers checking account (I guess because were joint on it), leaving me $8000 overdrawn to boot.
I found out the moneyd been taken only by checking my balance online today and I had to go to the bank in person to find out it was a tax levy (the online balance had no information about whod withdrawn the money).
My college salary doesnt start up again until September, and I have no relatives from whom to borrow, so here I am with no money (or actually, negative $8000) for food, rent, or bills for the rest of the summer.
I havent had a chance to contact either the tax department or a lawyer yet (having spent the afternoon waiting and waiting at my bank), but Im not exactly optimistic about getting a swift and favourable resolution.
Which is why I am desperately requesting help. If you can help, please let me know whether its a gift or a loan, and send either via PayPal:
or to my snailmail address:
Roderick T. Long
402 Martin Ave.
Auburn AL 36849
sent $50 your way Roderick!
Rotten, thieving, deceitful bastards.
Payday arrives next week and I’ll send you something then.
Good luck Rod, hopefully all of us who derive such pleasure from your work will be good enough to return the favor monetarily
Smash the State
OMG, that is outrageous. I’ll send you what I can when I get home from work tonight. And consider it a gift…or rather, as payment for all the wonderful stuff I’ve gleaned from your blog over the years.
I am unemployed at the moment, thanks to the credit crunch, but I have forwarded you request to both Libertarian Alliances here in the UK, so hopefully people there can help.
I am deeply saddened to hear about this; there but for the grace of God go any of us. I’m very happy to send a gift, and I hope you will continue to reach out to us for ongoing needs as you work through this dreadful situation. The RLLA will look into what additional support we can offer going forward.
You know, I’ve recently been questioning the value of the Alliance, but if it can serve as a mutual aid network in just this manner, it’s worth it for that alone. We will all be there for you, Roderick.
Meh, I sent you $20 anyway, especially since my PayPal account is presently divorced from any bank account and I can’t get the money in it anyway 😛
I literally have no money right now (unemployed), so I’m gonna see what I can sell to send you some dough. Might take a while.
A small donation is headed your way via paypal. Good luck.
I have just sent you something. I hope you can get this mess cleaned up quickly.
Have you tried http://www.jurisinformatics.com?
I sent what I could. I’ll have more on the 1st. Wish you all the best and, please, keep us posted.
That big brother crap ticks me off! They don’t need to get ugly especially since you are willing to work with them.
I’m sending you $$ via mail, please watch for it. Meanwhile,
look into this program.
It’s only $9.95 to get started and there’s a double money-back guarantee on the $9.95. The video will explain how the program works and it may help you get back onto your feet. I know for certain it is helping alot of other people to . . . including me as I’m unemployed.
That’s happened to me — twice — about twelve years apart. In both cases, the gummint eventually (after I hired tax lawyers) admitted that I hadn’t actually owed anything (in one case they admitted that I had originally overpaid), but they never gave back a dime of the money they had taken. The tax lawyers told me I had no chance of winning in tax court because the gummint dragged it out past the statute of limitations before admitting they were wrong. My guess is that you probably didn’t underpay and this is just a shakedown. That’s how the system works in the US because the tax collectors get to personally keep a percentage of the money they take.
Why don’t you get a summer job? Maybe your neighbors have lawns that need mowing.
Jason (my colleague on MHD) and I will give you $100 for some of your time to put your mind to work for us.
$25 USD ($28ish CAD) on the way Roderick. Keep fighting man, we are behind you.
The most of important duty of every anarchist is to keep money out of the hands of the state. You totally failed in your duty. You might be the most incompetent anarchist on the planet.
STOP! READ THIS UPDATE.
Sending something Friday.
I think there’s something you’re not tell us here, I’m not sending you squat until you explain further.
What would you like to know?
Sent $100 (a gift). Best of luck sorting everything out!