Leonard T. Patriot
1867 Patriot Way
Freetown, SC 29111
March 15, 2007
General Counsel for Litigation
301 Gervais St, PO Box 12265
Columbia, SC 29211
RE: Anonymous Taxpayer v. SCDOR
Docket No: 12-ALJ-34-5678-CC
Dear Lynn Baker,
You sent me your letter dated Feb 28, 2006, which had a threatening tone. I am a citizen of this state and do not need threats from my public servants, nor are you authorized by state law to do that.
I work very hard at a low-paying construction job and simply do not have the financial resources to do all the things you want me to do. You are just going to have relax the standards you apply to the rich and powerful to accommodate the working man without a legal education.
I submitted my answers to discovery in good faith, doing the best I could. However, I will redo my answers and submit them to you as soon as I can. I am seeking work out of state and my mail takes an additional 2 weeks to reach me. Therefore you must always give me at least 30 days to respond. If you cannot do that, let us bring the matter up before the Judge.
I am not paid by the taxpayers of this state to do your work. My employers sent to your department copies of my W-2 form. Incidentally, the employees consider this expense to be a cost of labor and therefore I end up paying this expense. Since you already have the W-2 statements in your possession, I do not see why I should be put to the expense of locating these ancient documents. If I can find the old W-2 forms I will send them to you as soon as I can.
You have purposely and deceitfully misinterpreted my Answers to Admissions. No annual payment is exactly even dollars. Some change and pennies are always involved. To save on labor, your department used round figures. I approve of saving the taxpayer resources. However, you asked me to swear under oath that these figures were exactly, 100% correct. I can see that these figures are rounded up and are therefore not correct. I cannot swear to these amounts and subject myself to criminal penalties. Martha Stewart may be careless with what she says to government agents, but I am not going to swear to something I know is not correct.
Besides, I do not have my payroll records with me and I am unable to compare the figures. However the company that issued the W-2 has plenty of paperwork, staff and computers, feel free to ask them.
In conclusion, let us try to resolve these issues administratively instead of using up valuable judicial resources. Let’s reach an out of court settlement, just waive the penalties and honor me my business expenses, etc…
Leonard T. Patriot