They’re from the government and here to help you.
Or maybe the software is wrong?????
My boss said that someone filed a fradulent return under his name before he had a chance to file his own return. It has taken months to straighten it out. I don’t even want to know the fraud associated with this and bogus disability claims, etc.
I’ve been audited five times in three years, and I just received notice that I that I am now being audited a SIXTH time. The only thing was any importance found in any of the first five audits was a bookkeeping mistake that I pointed out to the auditor. I paid, + interest + penalty. Everything else was in order.
My lawyer suggested that I keep a lower political profile, i.e. stop contributing to conservative candidates. I declined that suggestion, and now I am preparing for the sixth audit.
We are up against a powerful, corrupt, and shameless government with unlimited time, money, and resources.
"Never attribute to malice what is adequately explained by stupidity." Or ignorance. Or misunderstanding. How much of that "fraud" are people who, with the best of intentions, filled out their tax forms wrong? Took deductions that they weren't entitled to because the instructions from the IRS are vague or incomplete?
Title 26 of the United States Code is just too damn large. It's time Congress be required to hold to a word count, just like a novelist has to keep his book within a certain size, or a magazine/newspaper article write to the "news hole".
And reduce the exceptions and loopholes. If the tax is good enough for Joe Six-Pack to pay, it's good enough for Congressman Handout to pay as well. That includes FICA. That includes health insurance withholding.
What “keep up”??
Do like the Justice Department and IGNORE VOTE FRAUD, so you’re never behind.
Or like ICE and IGNORE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, so you’re never behind.
They may happily report some general numbers and statistics of tax fraud, but who would dare to report or prosecute ye olde “slave reparations” claims that have no doubt dramatically increased since Hussein’s coronation?
This could be fixed with the Fair Tax.
Pay for your stuff at a retail store, and you’re done. No need to file. No need to keep receipts. Put the IRS out of business completely...
This has been the top story on KLBJ in Austin all morning.
But 13 Investigates discovered the ITIN system is plagued by abuse and fraud. A four-month Eyewitness News investigation documented how many illegal immigrants use ITINs to get tax credits and refunds they’re not entitled to. WTHR also exposed how millions of undocumented workers get their ITIN applications approved using phony documents.
The problems identified by 13 Investigates cost American taxpayers billions of dollars every year, according to a 2011 report from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration. After seeing WTHR’s investigations, Howard contacted 13 Investigates to say the problems inside the ITIN processing center are more serious and systemic than originally reported.
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.
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.