The following are actual phone calls made to I.R.S. offices across the United States.
Caller： I want to know if I should file married or single.
IRS： Are you married？
Caller： Well， sort of……
Caller： Well， we did get married， but we're not counting on it.
Caller： I got a letter from you guys and I want to know what you want.
IRS： What does it say？
Caller： Just a minute， I'll open it.
Caller： I'm a bookkeeper and I need to know if ten $100 bills make a thousand dollars or only ten hundred dollars.
IRS： Both. It's the same amount.
Caller： So why do I get a different answer every time I move the decimal point？
Caller： What does the law say about people who are renting to relatives and taking a loss on the property？
IRS： You are required to charge them fair market value.
Caller： It's very fair. If we rented to someone else we could get a lot more.