Skip to comments.Time for IRS to review all ACORN-prepared tax filings
Posted on 09/13/2009 11:39:01 AM PDT by the Real fifi
Clarice Feldman The federal government should review all tax returns prepared by ACORN tax preparers (and all loan applications prepared by ACORN -- but that is a separate review process).
That the IRS knows who these people are is suggested by this article, which I suppose was repeated throughout the country:
... ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) Tax and Benefits Centers in Hartford and Bridgeport are ready to assist CT Taxpayers. ACORN has partnered with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) program to provide free tax preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers who cannot afford traditional paid preparers. The ACORN Tax Preparation Centers can electronically file current year taxes and provide fast, direct-deposited refunds, usually in 7 - 10 working days. For more information please follow this link: http://www.taxandbenefitcenters.acorn.org/ or call Nicholas Graber-Grace to make an appointment at (860)523-1017 or e-mail email@example.com.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Hell, they didn't review the tax returns of the guy who's heading the Treasury Department.
I’m sure the Charlie Rangel(of Wrangel rule) will write audit requirements into law..no sweat.
Do you think SNL will run anything on Charlie and ACORN?
I would love to see some more people sting ACORN, but they were cautious before this and will be even mor cautious now.
Just try and sign up as a member of ACORN and you will see that they are screening applicants.
Glenn Beck is right on. Focus on the corruption. We need to spread ideas how citizens who are wanting to do something can pressure investigations and prosecutions, any suggestions? How best to apply pressure?
Bump to audit acorn
The census bureau stated that they cut their ties to ACORN specifically due to public concern (I say outrage).
Auditing Acorn, IF it was done...would probably open up such a BIG can of worms.....the Dems would be writhing for years! I doubt under Obomba it will happen.
I just found this.
You don't have to read very long to get the answer to the the question posed in the title. The second sentence of the first paragraph of the Executive Summary says it all...
Both structurally and operationally, ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and to manipulate the American electorate.
The only Tax records that will be reviewed belong to the producers and journalists of the videos.
Odds of this hapening with Resident Obama and Eric Holder in office?
We have a better chance of hitting the lottery without a ticket.
ACORN urinates on the IRS and all honest taxpayers.
OBAMA IS ACORN-ACORN IS OBAMA!
Nice idea, but wouldn’t all (and I mean: nothing else) that happens be the creation of another 100,000 or so more government (IRS) jobs?
ACTION NEEDED An external audit of ACORN might uncover millions missing through government fraud.
Investigators might find that Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) charges could be filed, subsequent to an investigation of ACORN financial documents, together with testimony of cooperating witnesses who may have participated in years-long ACORN embezzlement schemes. Prosecutors might use RICO as a lever to pry open the massive cover-up of government corruption that is available through discovery within the named entities. The RICO device might refresh the memories of recalcitrant wrongdoers, and might expose primary evidence.
L/E should prosecute individuals along with their co-conspirators, and subsets of them, on RICO charges, on grounds that they conspired to keep taxpayers from learning of the scope and dimension of ACORNS government fraud, and schemes designed to cheat taxpayers.
One government fraud modus operandi might involve conspiracies with entry-level ACORN personnel, perhaps handymen, janitors, maintenance personnel, child care employees, or drivers, that might have been bribed by unusually high salaries, bonuses, or other emoluments, in exchange for secretly cashing government checks and then depositing them in the hidden personal bank accounts of insiders.
Another scheme might work like this: a legitimate ACORN vendors account number would be used on checks payable to individuals, while a co-conspirator would sign all checks without question. After the check was issued, the name of the payee would be electronically changed back in computer records to the legitimate vendor to conceal fraudulent payments in connection with government fraud to siphon off public monies.
Individuals may have schemed to bilk the govt by conspiring to deduct, for example membership dues, from weekly ACORN paychecks then accountants might help hide the thefts by filing phony official financial reports. The individuals might have employed accountants and bookkeepers they knew would keep thievery secret.
Taxpayers demand to know if individuals received money from banks, insurance and securities firms and other financial institutions in the form of loans, bonuses, equity positions in business entities doing business with ACORN agencies, due to the fact that the individuals colluded with officials who held power over tax assets, and were in positions to decide where tax assets might be allocated.
Did ACORN file false bank loan applications to take equity positions in companies doing business with ACORN agencies, then conspire to payoff the bank loans by rigging and inflating bids for government contracts, then paid off bank loans when the tax assets rolled in?
In raids of the suspects' homes and offices, law enforcement might find evidence of the financial trail that linked government fraud and ACORN monies to personal payments for cars, trips, luxury items, and box or courtside tickets to sports events.
Investigations may find that others signed off on paperwork and financial forms prepared or verified as true by others, usually the agency president.
Schemes to facilitate government fraud may also include:
1. Allowing one person control over all of accounting functions.
2. Requiring only one signature on checks.
3. Utilizing pre-signed checks.
4. Using numerous bank accounts and 'slush funds' to keep the actual financial position of government entities secret.
5. Utilizing unusual amounts of petty cash.
6. Assigning bank deposit and account reconciliation functions to one person.
7. Having no official purchase-order system.
8. Conspiring to hide reviews of expenses and supporting vouchers from public view.
9. Having no outside auditor to review accounting books.
10. Calculatedly hiring individuals without background checks and references to facilitate fraud.
REPORT TAX FRAUD AND TAX LAW VIOLATIONS HERE:
IRS TOLL-FREE 1-800-829-0433----you may remain anonymous.
FBI TIP PAGE http://tips.fbi.gov/ (you may remain anonymous)
Let's get this highly publicized.
FOX CONTACT PAGE http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,77538,00.html
FOX PHONE 1-888-369-4762
The good news———ACORN is dangling a lawsuit in front of Fox News for airing the damaging videotape.
Let’s encourage them——the discovery process will reveal their inner workings.
There is a certainty of illegal use of govt funds for federal contracts....caught on tape.
They have refused to open their books to public scrutiny.
Sure, when pigs fly. obozo, geithner and the rest of the corrupt scumbag czars will NEVER let this happen. And by the way, I seem to remember an article a while back that ACORN was in the process of changing it’s name anyway so it will indeed look that ACORN has gone away when it will just be a sleight of hand in keeping with obama’s model for deception.
I doubt they’ll do anything at all...
I believe that the govt has to pay people who find tax violations and report them.Might be a nice way to make money.
I think that the ACORN loan facilitators get paid for each loan they make—do they share it with the organization and with the tax preparers who are telling the applicants to lie and helping them file false returns?
Perhaps, but I don't believe that Obama will for a minute abandon this group. They'll pop up somewhere else, in a way that could cause just as much damage as they might have caused doing work for the Census Bureau. Don't forget, ACORN goes by some other name, now. We need to watch the Census Bureau going forward to make sure that they don't try some backdoor move to work with these criminals.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is the nation’s largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, with over 450,000 members organized into more than 1,000 neighborhood chapters in 103 cities across the country.
During the last tax season, ACORN Centers connected more than 42,000 families to $46 million in refunds, including $28 million in earned-income and child tax credits. Families who took advantage of ACORNs services saved an estimated $5.2 million in commercial tax preparation fees.
ACORN is the civilian muscle arm of the Federal government.
Barry ain't gonna arm wrestle himself.