Skip to comments.New on the 2009 Federal Tax Return - Gun Ownership Disclosure
Posted on 01/22/2010 12:54:14 PM PST by Redleg Duke
I just received an email from a friend regarding something new on the 2009 Federal IRS Tax Return requiring all gun owners to disclose all firearms they own. It claimed that this was verified by Snopes.
The email claims it was snuck in under a list of minor regulatory changes to the IRS laws and signed off without being read by the Congress Critters.
According to the email, all gun owners would need to pay a registration fee of $50 per firearm and also would require that the owners be fingerprinted.
It seems far-fetched, but I wouldn't put it past the pResident. Has anyone else received it?
It’s a hoax. I’ve seen the 2009 IRS Form 1040s (you can get them from the IRS Web site), and no such thing is on the forms.
AFAIK, this has been debunked.
Hoax, been floating around since about 2000 with the year changed each time
Was the claim that it was verified by Snopes also verified by Snopes?
You should but spam blocker up for this friend.
If the government was looking for a way to start a real tax revolt - or worse - this would be one way to get things rolling.
I fell for it too a few months ago. NRA devoted a short article in one of its magazines to debunk it. But, apparently, this rumor persists from an actual attempt to do just that a few years ago.
Was the email from George Carlin, Ted Nugent, or Don Rickles?
You might want to actually look it up on Snopes before saying it was verified.
bump for later
IT claimed (the e-mail) Did you even bother to verify it yourself? I can't believe you would start a thread with this kind of dribble.
I am delighted to have egg on my face over this one.
Just finished my taxes last night...no questions about guns, not that I would have been honest. “gee mr government I sold then last month......blah blah....”
Snopes = a liberal couple in an apt. somewhere.
I got it on my iPhone and it isn't that easy to read. I posted here to get it verified or straightened out, but not to take a bunch of crap from a second-rate like you.
So enjoy your vitriol...I am just glad it is a hoax.
Had you bothered to check with Snopes then you would have found it to be False.
There's a reason why the Founders wanted us armed, and questions like this would only be proof of their wisdom.
Wow. That was a short editorial compared to the first one.... LOL.
It’s alright... us gun owners need not fight among ourselves and need to support each other. Thanks for posting and thanks for revealing the truth... THE END! :)
I just did my taxes. No such item found.
What’s a gun?
LOL! You may want to take a look at my profile.
You have been around here long enough (1999) to know that JimRob does not want bandwidth taken up with a thread like this.
It’s true. There’s a special $200.00 levy per each firearm owned; however, you can’t send it to your regional IRS Processing Center with the rest of your return. Shoot me a FReemail and I’ll get you the info for the PO Box you’ll need to send it to.
That is, if this were true...
Also, would they ask "How many in house and how many buried in PVC in back yard?"
May be so. Doesn't change the fact.
Snopes declares this to be FALSE. Don’t know why anyone would say that supposedly it is true — when it’s so very easy to find out it’s not.
What about the 1040 form that asks how much you made for the tax year and then states to send it all in. Do I have to keep filing that one?
One of the key lies in the original is that the bill will only become public knowledge 30 days after it is signed into law. That isn’t how lawmaking works in the US.
Even regulations from government agencies have to be publicly disclosed and have a public comment period before they go into effect.
They’re in California...
Any time you get an email claiming a subject is verified “true” by Snopes, verify it yourself by Snopes before forwarding it.
I may well be the biggest conspiracy nut in the US, but even I find it hard to believe that the left could be THIS nuts. Their response rate would be minimal, at best. And the NRA would have a bloody fit, as would 100 million gun owners across the country. The left would LOVE to do this, but I can’t imagine they have the guts or the requisite death wish.
I’ll report all guns...my staple gun...my glue gun...my nail gun...but c’mon 50 bucks each
Pistols...Revolvers...Rifles no guns other than those listed above
see if your friend is willing to put a deposit down on a bridge and get back to me.
Yes, but new filing instructions are to make the check out to "IYAS9YAS" and there is a new mailing address...
$150.00 for Saturday night specials. They require more maintenance.
It’s $500 and it’s the POB in S.C, right Joe?
$200. The PO Box in Louisiana is having a sale this year ;-)
Please use Factcheck.org
If you get a scary email, it’s *always* a hoax.
sold all my guns to a black dude with gold teef in the park last year,
didn’t get a name, sorry.
You think that’s bad, there’s a new tax on air-to-air missiles and antitank guns, too. I durn near had to get a second mortgage on the bunker to pay for the one on landmines. I guess I got options, but do you realize how hard it is to rob a liquor store with a landmine? I mean, I tried “stick ‘em up, everybody, or I’m gonna step on this thing!” but the guy behind the counter only said “Go ahead. I’m a Democrat. The week couldn’t possibly get worse.”
Dang...at least you got something for yours...I lost all of mine when the boat tipped over last year...
Who is giving these commie pukes running our country these ideas?
“You might want to actually look it up on Snopes before saying it was verified.
Snopes is run by a left-wing couple...which makes me think that there is some merit to the rumor. Snopes still hasn’t explained the death of Barbara Wise (deputy of Ronald Brown who just happened to drop dead half-clothed in her DC office).
GUNs are Icky!
If there were such a question, I suspect a lot of people would lie about it. An awful lot; as in everybody!
But FWIW, I checked to make sure Massachusetts didn’t try to slip such an abomination into their tax forms this year. No such animal, though they do ask an awful lot of questions about my health insurance.
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