Thursday, July 31, 2008

Employer Destruction Department : California EDD

OK Folks, this is a true story. I have only changed the abbreviation to completely unprotect everyone involved.

Two years ago I received a notice in the mail that a certain form XYZ was not filed correctly a few years ago. I ignored the notice because Paychex manages our company payroll. A few months later, the EDD sent me a bill for $1400 because.........they have high speed laser printers and envelop stuffing machines. I don't think they need to pay for postage either.

After a few hundred --as it seemed at the time-- hours of holding on the telephone, finally got someone on the line who told me to pay the fine and also prove to EDD that the form was in fact mailed to them.

I paid the fine and mailed them my only copy of the form. Now I am getting mails from the EDD which say that EDD thinks they owe me some money but need to see proof of the original mailing again. Since I have sent the original proof to them already, I am not sure what I can do.

My only fear is that if they don't hear from me, they will slap me with another fine. And of course I will pay it again. And then they will send me a notice that they think they owe me even more money.

...there's a pattern here...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008