IRS Offers Option To Send Tax Refund Directly To Gas Station
WASHINGTON — In what economists are calling an unprecedented but necessary evolution of the American financial system, the Internal Revenue Service began offering the option to send tax refunds directly to your gas station. “We are not blind to the extenuating circumstances the American people currently find themselves in — after all, we have to drive to work too,” said IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, noting that the average gas price in the nation’s capital, notorious for its terrible traffic, is currently $4.43 a gallon. “With this new feature, taxpayers can elect to have the extra money we took from them throughout the year sent directly to their local gas station of choice. Not only does this allow them to avoid waiting for a check or deposit to arrive, but it removes the deep sadness they feel when they go to pay for gas and realize a single fill-up has eaten away half of their refund. By working directly with these local gas stations, we’re sending the money where it was going to go anyway, plus we managed to negotiate a free large soda for everyone who opts to fill up at Speedway. It’s a win-win.” At press time, Rettig announced that after hearing initial feedback, taxpayers will soon have the option to send refunds directly to their local grocery stores as well.