To file my taxes, I need some stupid Customer Service Number thingy that should have been mailed to me, but I never got it. I try to get it online, but I need my last year's tax refund (or tax due) number in order to find that out. I'm sure I lost those papers before I even got the refund.. Or the ammount deducted.. I can't even remember if I got any money back at all last year!
Gah.. so here I am, sitting on hold on the phone to FTB to try and find out if there's any *other* way to get this number out of them.
Why do they make it a legal requirement that you file this silly thing, and then make it so damned difficult to do so?!? I'm actually *trying* to follow the rules here and it's like they don't want me to.