February 2, 2006
IRS Uses Special Computer for Bill Gates' Tax Return
"My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer because their normal computers can't deal with the numbers. So I am constantly getting these notices telling me I haven't paid something when really it is just on the wrong computer. Then they will send me another notice telling me how bad they feel they that they sent me a notice that was a mistake."
Update: The Tax Foundation's Tax Policy Blog has more here.
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Tracked on Feb 2, 2006 10:20:25 AM
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Now that's rich: "My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer because their normal computers can't deal with the numbers." He doesn't appear to be kidding.... [Read More]
Tracked on Feb 2, 2006 1:00:43 PM
Yes, they use an Apple Macintosh, because non-of their Windows based computers works at all.
Posted by: Robert Schwartz | Feb 2, 2006 12:34:13 PM
Is the problem that his wealth exceeds the size of a 32-bit integer?
Posted by: Ted Alper | Feb 2, 2006 6:02:22 PM