Seattle Times:  “Rachel Porcaro knows she’s hardly rich.  When you’re a single mom making 10 bucks an hour, you don’t need government experts to tell you how broke you are.  But that’s what happened. The government not only told Porcaro she was poor.  They said she was too poor to make it in Seattle. . . . The auditor said, ‘You made eighteen thousand, and our data show a family of three needs at least thirty-six thousand to get by in Seattle.’

See also Tax Girl’s post called “IRS Insists Mom is Too Poor to Support Kids.”