Skip to comments.IRS: Agents will not be involved in tax audits, pursuing Americans without health insurance
Posted on 09/16/2012 1:32:20 PM PDT by lowbridge
The mandate in ObamaCare requiring Americans to buy health insurance is poised to go into full effect as a result of the recent Supreme Court ruling. But the IRS has no plans to get agents involved in enforcing the mandate or at least not to the agencys fullest extent.
A top IRS official says the agency does not plan to perform audits or penalize those who fail to buy the insurance.
President Obamas law overhauling U.S. health care -- passed in 2010 and upheld by the high court this year -- charges most Americans a penalty if they fail to buy insurance starting in 2014.
We will not use levies, liens or criminal prosecutions if taxpayers have unpaid amounts related to the individual-coverage provision, Steven Miller, an IRS deputy commissioner, said Tuesday at a House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing. There will not be revenue agents involved in this. These will not be audits.
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Oh, ok. And the current Secretary of State is qualified for her posiion.
“IRS has no plans to get agents involved in enforcing the mandate”
If they don’t enforce, is the IRS guilty of dereliction of duty?
Or, are they saying they don’t like ObummerCare?
Questions, that’s all that statement raised.
the result of the current administration’s “transparency” is that NOTHING they say can be believed
It means laws are optional.
Well that’s a huge steaming pile of Bravo Sierra
“The Internal Revenue Service wants to add about 4,000 agents to hunt down tax cheats and still plans to spend $303 million building a system to oversee Obamacare even though its future looks bleak in the U.S. Supreme Court.”
So this greedy, rapacious government is going to simply ignore the millions of citizens who will not pay this “tax,” as Chief Justice Roberts has decreed it? Whoever believes that is so gullible that they will vote for Obama.
YET....but wait until next week or next month, or whenever we feel like it....
No, those bastards will wait 5 years or so, they will compile data, then go after everyone they can for massive fines with penalties and interest.
Have they told this to Barry yet? They’re in for a rude awakening.
With newly acquired ammo....will there be some highly reported enforcement action meant to jolt any slacker into obedience due the fear generated?
Where is Louis Armstrong when you need him singing “What a Wonderful World”.
I like that song.
It means that they will threaten and pursue only those they feel like.
...at this time. Of course, all of this changes when these provisions take effect at the start of next year, and these ‘don’t worry’ comments will drop down the memory hole just about February of 2014, when the IRS will suddenly find that they are ‘forced’ to ‘enforce the law and penalties.’
But right now? Shoot, of course they’ve no plans at all... It doesn’t affect this tax year.
They will probably start with Repubiican contributors. The question is: how much will people tolerate?
Translation: minorities will not be penalized.
Institute the fair tax and we don’t need the IRS
It is one of the more tightly controlled agencies and simply doesn't have a slush fund to dip into to do things not otherwise specified by Congress.
Not too long ago Congress had dictated that IRS devote 30% of their workhours to auditing returns claiming EITC ~ (Earned Income Tax Credit)
EITC was worth about $50 billion per year. The deficit, in contrast is 20X as large and there are individual taxpayers (corporate and personal) who turnover several times that amount every year ~ and maybe half a dozen IRS tax auditors will be assigned there.
BTW, full or part time students who claim EITC are ALSO audited by their schools.
Unless Boehner decides to put a bill forward that authorizes so many IRS auditors to specifically look at Obamakkkare related issues nothing will happen. Somehow I doubt Boehner is going to do that.
Sure you do because I”m not payin’ it.
,,,,, trust me I won’t p!$$ down your back ,,, signed BHO .
In grade school, we had a simple reply to such an unbelievable statement and that reply was .... “NOT!”
What percentage is authorized for political audits? Like the ones Clinton had done on women who reported that he raped them?
IRS: Agents will not be involved in tax audits, pursuing Americans without health insurance
Unless we really feel like it, or you cause us some other type of a problem. Then we’ll use these laws against you...
A situation ripe for “Selective Prosecution” and bribery.
And most appropriately so, I am sure.