I get most of my mail sent to a Post Office Box, as it's more secure and rain-proof than our home mailbox. However, I still get the odd bit of mail being delivered to our house, mostly junk mail. Today there was an official-looking envelope in our letter-box which I opened without checking took closely. It turned out that although it was addressed to our street address, it was meant for to a total stranger - let's call him Mr. X.
The letter was a request from the Australian Tax Office for Mr. X to submit his overdue tax returns for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007! My guess is that Mr. X is a tax-evader, and that he deliberately gave an incorrect address when working a 2nd job in order to avoid paying some tax. I know for a fact that Mr. X never lived at this address - we've been at this address for over three years, and the previous owners had lived here for more than twenty years. There's also no Mr. X living close by, so it's not just a case of the house number being incorrect. Tomorrow I'll phone the ATO and let them know that they have the wrong address for Mr. X.
Copyright Enough Wealth 2007