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Taxes: How To Turn In Your Neighbor to the IRS
Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/3/2011 | Taxes: How To Turn In Your Neighbor to the IRS

Posted on 09/05/2011 3:59:55 PM PDT by jefferson31415

Maybe it's your brother-in-law, who has a new Mercedes and likes to quip that only fools pay all their taxes. Or else a contractor who overcharged for a home renovation and then demanded you make the check payable to "cash."

The agency has two whistleblower programs... the reward can go as high as 30%.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: economy; pensions; publicemployees; socialism; spying; taxes; whistleblower
Looks like the govt is incentivizing us to spy on each other. The article goes on to describe how we'll have to do most of the 'legwork' ourselves, since the IRS doesn't have the manpower to handle the caseload.

30% reward might sound like a good deal to some unemployed people.

1 posted on 09/05/2011 3:59:59 PM PDT by jefferson31415
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To: jefferson31415

Report your local democrat. :->


2 posted on 09/05/2011 4:01:03 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: jefferson31415

“Hello, I know this guy named Tim Geithner....”


3 posted on 09/05/2011 4:01:23 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: jefferson31415

Anyone who tattles to the Feds on tax issues is pure scum IMO.


4 posted on 09/05/2011 4:02:20 PM PDT by rjeffries
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To: mnehring

Every member of the Black Caucus (except Allen West) - I’m going to be rich!


5 posted on 09/05/2011 4:03:05 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: GenXteacher

B.H Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington D.C.


6 posted on 09/05/2011 4:05:35 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: jefferson31415
Dear Leader! Timothy Geithner did not pay his taxes.


7 posted on 09/05/2011 4:05:45 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: dead

Red Alert, need something to make me laugh... instead of crying.


8 posted on 09/05/2011 4:06:49 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: jefferson31415

Report your local anyone, whose income is from government at any level. Thanks for posting that. ;-)


9 posted on 09/05/2011 4:07:32 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), Army NG, '89-' 96)
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To: dead

Oops, forgot the lesson plan...

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/s


10 posted on 09/05/2011 4:08:16 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: jefferson31415

Sounds like stuff the Soviets used to do.


11 posted on 09/05/2011 4:09:26 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: jefferson31415


12 posted on 09/05/2011 4:10:31 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: jefferson31415

Anyone who turns in someone for the reward is a fool. The IRS almost always stiffs the informant. They also tend the audit the returns of the informant.

One should only inform because it bothers them that someone is cheating on their taxes and getting away with it. It should only be done because you are trying to right a wrong. If you end up with a reward, that would just be gravy. But you are striking a deal with an unethical devil who most likely will screw you.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 4:12:02 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: jefferson31415

Snitching on your neighbor isn’t a new idea. They did this in Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union too. The DemocRATS STILL can’t come up with an original idea. Damn those people are lazy.


14 posted on 09/05/2011 4:12:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Spreading fear isn't working for the 'RATS anymore so they've resorted to using threats.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
"One should only inform because it bothers them that someone is cheating on their taxes and getting away with it. It should only be done because you are trying to right a wrong. If you end up with a reward, that would just be gravy. But you are striking a deal with an unethical devil who most likely will screw you."

Kinda encourages one to emulate rather than inform eh?

15 posted on 09/05/2011 4:16:35 PM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: jefferson31415
SUBJECT: IRS -- YOU GOT TO LOVE THIS ONE.........

At the end of the tax year, the IRS office sent an inspector to audit the books of a local hospital. While the IRS agent was checking the books, he turned to the CFO of the hospital and said:

"I notice you buy a lot of bandages. What do you do with the end of the roll when there's too little left to be of any use?"

"Good question," noted the CFO. "We save them up and send them back to the bandage company and every once in a while, they send us a free roll."

"Oh," replied the auditor, somewhat disappointed that his unusual question had a practical answer. But on he went, in his obnoxious way."What about all these plaster purchases? What do you do with what's left over after setting a cast on a patient?"

"Ah, yes," replied the CFO, realizing that the inspector was trying to trap him with an unanswerable question. "We save it and send it back to the manufacturer and every so often they will send us a free bag of plaster.""I see," replied the auditor, thinking hard about how he could fluster the know-it-all CFO. "Well," he went on, "What do you do with all the remains from the circumcision surgeries?"

"Here, too, we do not waste," answered the CFO. "What we do is save all the little foreskins and send them to the IRS office, and about once a year, they send us a complete prick."

16 posted on 09/05/2011 4:16:40 PM PDT by jmax
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To: nolongerademocrat

Brilliant move. And scary. And based on a true story.

17 posted on 09/05/2011 4:16:56 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: jefferson31415

“Whistleblower awards are taxable”

Then YTF did I snitch on someone when even the reward will be taxed? Effing government..


18 posted on 09/05/2011 4:29:15 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: GenXteacher

HAHAHAHAHA


19 posted on 09/05/2011 4:33:46 PM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: jefferson31415

Be wary of anything like this coming from the government. My brother, who owes about $2,000 back child support and was paying it off $20/mo, and who is a single father with two kids and works on and off construction, finally got a regular job. It pays peanuts but it’s regular.

The child support agency informed him of a new program that he could apply for that might possibly cut his back child support in half, in which case he might have been able to scrape up enough money to pay it off.

He filled out all the papers, sent them in, and what do you think happened next? The whole thing was a ruse to find out where he works so they could garnish his wages, which is exactly what just happened. It’s only $47/mo but a good reminder to all.

“I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” LOL.


20 posted on 09/05/2011 4:39:59 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: jefferson31415

This strikes close to home, A friend of my wife’s is like this. Dude has a RIVER of money coming from his hotel business, which is not the kind you want to stay at.

Everything he does is CASH and he has tons of it. looking at Maserati’s etc... ALL CASH. told me he wasnt going to pay any taxes he could get away with. I know he reports his “income “ at substantially less they what he is actually making.

In a few years he will go back to his country a very very wealthy man...


21 posted on 09/05/2011 4:48:52 PM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

Hotel business? Heh. I’ll be he’s the sort who didn’t have to borrow money to start his business, because he had lots of shariah-compliant lenders to help him out...


22 posted on 09/05/2011 5:08:44 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

sorry buddy, wrong religion.


23 posted on 09/05/2011 5:13:06 PM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

It’s not the IRS that can cause this guy the most trouble—it’s the state with the Medicaid taxes going unpaid. That’s jail time in a lot of states.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 5:21:33 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: jefferson31415

Every illegal alien who claimed the EITC tax credit should be reported and deported.


25 posted on 09/05/2011 5:35:11 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: jefferson31415
>>> 30% reward might sound like a good deal to some unemployed people.

You got a problem with bounty hunters?


26 posted on 09/05/2011 5:37:05 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Mamzelle

Actually it was the health dept that gave him the most trouble/cost him the most money. That was fun to watch :)


27 posted on 09/05/2011 6:16:56 PM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

If he was smart he’d keep his mouth shut, drive five year old pickup trucks and sock away silver, krugerrands and bearer bonds. Loose lips sink ships.


28 posted on 09/05/2011 6:39:56 PM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: jefferson31415

I worked with a guy years ago who turned in his brother-in-law. Our boss heard him talking to the IRS on the telephone and ripped him a new one. LOL.


29 posted on 09/06/2011 4:28:27 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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