Tax issue finally resolved. The tar heel state, while living up to its nickname, came after me in the fall of last year for back taxes–from 2007. They mistook capital losses for gains. Easy enough mistake I suppose. I wonder how many people pay the money though rather than deal with digging through old records. Fortunately, I have time.
Unlike most, I took the initial notice of unpaid taxes cheerily. The marginal revenue curve for that kinda tax-delinquent dumpster diving must be pretty flat while the cost curve is well, not. I have no doubt the states can keep hounding the increasingly broke for quite some time, but really, if they’re coming after me for a couple hundred bucks from 6 years ago, the writing’s on the wall, isn’t it?