Guy Quits Job Over Tax Form Labeled '666'

And that's not the only weird tax story in the news
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2013 8:19 AM CST
Updated Feb 10, 2013 12:01 PM CST
Guy Quits Job Over Tax Form Labeled '666'
A screen grab from video by the Tennessean.   (

(Newser) – A Tennessee man is so fed up with getting the number "666" on official forms that he's quit his job—twice. The latest incident occurred when his W-2 tax form bore the number, which the Bible associates with the Antichrist. The number on the tax form was related to the payroll mailing sequence at Contech Casting, but that doesn't matter to Walter Slonopas: "If you accept that number, you sell your soul to the devil," he tells the Tennessean. When he began working for Contech in 2011, he was given the number 666 to use for clocking in; he had it changed. When an alteration to the time-clock system made his number 666 three months later, he quit the job, but came back after the firm apologized. A rep for the company is "completely at a loss for words."

Amazingly, his tale must share the title of weirdest tax-related story making the rounds: KVAL reports that an Oregon man is suing the government and an IRS agent who he claims coerced him into having sex by threatening to slap him with a 40% tax penalty. Vincent Burroughs says Dora Abrahamson alerted him that he was being audited in August 2011, sent him texts about wanting to give him massages, and ultimately showed up, scantily dressed, at his home, at which time he finally gave in. The Register-Guard reports that Burroughs is seeking unspecified punitive damages and, shockingly, says Abrahamson's behavior caused "a rift in his relationship with his significant other." (Read more Tennessee stories.)

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