We rarely use case, but I feel it is legal U.S. Currency and should not be done away with.
This doesn't mean anything to business and private debts/services. Feel free to mail Uncle Sam a box of pennies for your tax bill though.
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Funny (sort of) story about that. Our "city" has a 1% income tax for people who either live in the "city" limits (we no longer have enough people to qualify for city status, we are technically a village now). Our employers both take out the money for us and send it in the same as federal and state taxes. 1% of income is a no-brainer to figure out. EVERY SINGLE YEAR after our taxes our filed, we receive a bill from the "city" stating we didn't pay enough, always by some stupid amount and it has never been more than $2.75, seriously. Every year. We get the first letter and ignore it; if you look at our tax form (prepared by a CPA) and the amount that was paid, we do not owe anything. We get the second reminder letter and ignore it. We get the third, more threatening letter; they are going to have to take this to the city's legal dept. Go for it, they apparently can't do math either. We get a letter from the other people saying yes, we do have to pay, yada, yada, blah blah. One of these letters explains that even though people think they paid the right amount, they choose to round up on the cents that W-2 shows instead of down like the tax preparers do.
Every year, and I feel sorry for the poor girl who sees him coming, he takes a copy of our tax return and a baggie full of unrolled pennies in the exact amount that they say we owe. He goes to the window and says he wants to complain because we paid the amount we owe, our tax preparer verified it and now that they have wasted 3 sheets of paper, 3 envelopes, 3 stamps and paid some legal secretary to send us another letter with another piece of paper, envelope and stamp which is a waste of tax payer's money. He then hands over his bill and dumps out the pennies and waits very patiently while they count them.
He really isn't an @ss, but it is ridiculous. Every single year.