Somebody finally came up with the perfect insert — if you’ll pardon the expression — for tax notices, but a local tax office didn’t think it would be a good fit:
GRANGEVILLE, Idaho â€” An Idaho treasurer resisted a doctorâ€™s push to include colonoscopy reminders in annual tax notices, fearing some taxpayers would find the notes â€œironic.â€
Idaho County Treasurer Sharon Cox denied the request from Dr. Andrew Jones in a letter Tuesday.
Cox says she does not find colon cancer humorous, but given many taxpayer opinions of taxes, â€œrecommending a colonoscopy in the same envelope as the tax notice may be considered ironic.â€
That’s not ironic — “ironic” would have been to place “this is a stick-up” notes in with the tax collection forms… maybe along with a free sample:
Even though the government declined the colonoscopy announcement, the government did end up offering the doctor a job with the TSA.