Today was a holiday here in California, which meant technically no work today – or more realistically, only a few hours work in the morning. So far 2010 has been a very hectic year so it was great to spend my first quiet day of 2010… sitting indoors, doing my taxes while looking out at the beautiful sunny day?!
All was going well until, under “Other Income Adjustments”, I was asked if I earned any income from:
- Reward from a crime hotline
- False Imprisonment Compensation
- Ottoman Turkish Empire Settlement Payment
For the record, my answer was “No”, to all of those questions. But I found it surreal enough that I decided to stop, go outside and catch the last of the sunshine. I’ll try again tomorrow, but it has me still wondering what other unexpected questions might be lurking in the IRS tax codes of the USA.