I found the May 29 Metro article “D.C. homeowners said to be in dark as foreclosure looms” particularly interesting because on May 21, I found out by accident that the D.C. tax office claims I owe $2,600 for the tax years 2007, 2008 and 2010. This is bogus, and I’m trying to sort it out. I have filed D.C. taxes every single year for 15 years and yet knew nothing about these allegedly unpaid taxes.
I am retired. If I had died before I could resolve this issue, undoubtedly the District would have filed a lien on my property, and the person administering my estate would not have had a clue about the District’s allegations.
I never received any verbal, written or e-mail notice from the District about these alleged debts, even though I filed D.C. tax returns every year and have a stable mailing address, e-mail and telephone number.
James M. Bedore, Washington