Skip to comments.IRS struggles to keep up amid surge in tax fraud
Posted on 07/05/2012 6:37:34 AM PDT by MrChips
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The IRS identified roughly two million tax returns that were potentially fraudulent last year, a sharp increase that has the agency struggling to keep up.
The agency's fraud detection system identified more than one million returns as being potentially fraudulent -- up 72% from the previous year -- according to a mid-year report to Congress from the Taxpayer Advocate Service, the taxpayer watchdog arm of the IRS. (more . . . )http://money.cnn.com//2012/06/28/pf/taxes/irs-tax-fraud/index.htm?section=money_mostpopular
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What this tells me is that if we could entice 2 million Americans to refuse to pay their taxes at all, we could collapse the system. If the IRS can’t even audit 2 million returns, it wouldn’t be able to actually prosecute 2 million refuseniks. And if 2 million got away with it one year, the number would probably triple the next. It would mean the end of the money pump and the re-establishment of government of, for, and by The People.
Not that I’m advocating a tax rebellion or anything. I’m just pointing out that the Cloward-Piven rope has two ends.
This could be fixed with the Fair Tax.
Pay for your stuff at a retail store, and youre done. No need to file. No need to keep receipts. Put the IRS out of business completely...
Even better is take 15 percent from the under 100,000 folks and 18 percent from all others and no refunds or anything. That is the best way of all I believe. The problem with retail tax is what if nobody bought for a month? Military folks not fed? I know a bit unrealistic but could happen.
I've never been audited by the IRS (Thank God) but my business and I have been subject to investigations by Customs regarding possible evasion of duties. Never once was anything found to be wrong, and yet having been on their radar once, seems we are under constant scrutiny.
My only explanation is that a typical Fed Gov't bureaucracy has the mentality of a primitive, multi-celled organism. Its sensory stimuli somehow become activated, and through simple habituation, it continues on a certain path. As a collective organization, it does not think or reason, it simply reacts to stimuli.
I’ll tell you what I did notice at the local IRS chamber of horrors, apparently diversity only applies to the employees. White Americans were the only taxpayers making “command appearances” at the IRS offices any time I was there.
That corrupt b-——d. We didn't pay. Eventually we got what we wanted, but very much later. I guess he's wallowing around in the Caribbean on one of those generous government pensions by now.
Elimination of a tax entirely is the only way to eliminate VALIDATION AUDITS.
If you are going to that way, go Flat Tax. I like the Fair Tax better, but if you are going tax income make everybody pay the same rate - no “progressive” taxes. Everybody pays 18%.
More than a few folks running as outsiders would do well to show four or five of these types of fraud stories and ask, “What have you seen from ______ (sitting politican) that looks like he is working on the problems in government?”
“The IRS identified roughly two million tax returns that were potentially fraudulent last year, a sharp increase that has the agency struggling to keep up.”
I should think all tax returns are potentially fraudulent, considering no one—including those who make a living getting around them—knows every tax law. There’s a lot of them.
There are going to be a lot of people in prison in a few years. You can be imprisoned for not paying your taxes. obamacare is a tax. Pay up or get locked up. FEMA camps? No, prison camps.
Gee, imagine that? You don’t think whites are... targeted do you? Surely not
Excuse me while I pry my tongue from my cheek.
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
Thank you veryn very much.
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