Daily Archives: 2008-04-14

IRS Kindly Accepted My Tax Return

It might be the stress of several late nights sorting out the taxes, but this email tonight from the TurboTax filing center made me laugh:

Screenshot of email confirming the IRS has accepted my federal tax return

I feel like a winner: “Congratulations!” it says. Now all I have to do is pay my taxes! I guess at some level I should feel good that the IRS has accepted my creation.

The cute icons are a nice touch but don’t go far enough. I’d use the Windows animated file copy dialog as a guide and show dollar signs floating from you to the IRS.