William Patriot
Costa Mesa, Ca. 92627

October 5, 2007

Internal Revenue Service
Department of the Treasury
Art Leyva Employee ID # 33-03822
Appeals Office, Mail Stop 8900
24000 Avila Road Suite 4404
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Reference: AP:FW:LN:ACL

Dear Mr. Leyva,

I received your letter requesting signed Form 1040, U.S. Individual Tax Returns for 2003 thru 2005 a single day before the deadline called for to have my signed 1040 forms to you.

I feel to have such a short amount time to reply is uncharacteristic of the IRS. Thus, I am asking for more time to get the documents requested by you forwarded.

The letter you sent, which I have enclosed a copy of at your request, was dated September 10, 2007, but I did not receive it until September 20, 2007.

This letter I am writing to you is dated September 21, 2007, but will not get to until September 24, 2007, one business day after your deadline. I am sending it return receipt.

You mentioned that if I do not respond, my case will be closed in Appeals and forwarded to counsel for trial preparation. Being that I will be one business day late of your deadline, please let me know the status of my case.

Also, I left you a message at (949) 555-1234, the number on your letter, explaining that I will have a response to you by Monday, September 24, 2007.

I would like to ask why there was such a short reply time stated?

Why would you need a signed Form 1040 when there is a Substitute for Return used by the IRS to determine the alleged tax liability?

Thank You,

William Patriot
Costa Mesa, Ca. 92627