A California woman recently mailed a $60 check to the IRS only to have it returned back to her entirely blank with the ink severely faded. A few weeks after sending in the money, the check was returned and all of the ink had disappeared.
She later received a notice from the tax court that informed her that her check had been hit with radiation before reaching the IRS, caused the ink to disappear. The tax court notice informed her that she would need to find a pen that resisted radiation before re-sending the check to the IRS.
Mail sent to the government is often irradiated to kill possible bacteria that is intended to harm recipients.
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