Skip to comments.IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Foorprint
Posted on 04/06/2013 4:19:30 AM PDT by benasawin
The Internal Revenue Service is collecting a lot more than taxes this year--it's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' digital activities, from eBay auctions to Facebook posts and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records, as it expands its search for tax cheats to places it's never gone before.
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The elite-socialist political class has taken our Constitution and Bill Of Rights and used these two documents, felt precious by our forefathers, and used them for toilet paper.
They’ve worked overtime to prove that our Republic doesn’t function for the common good anymore.
Perhaps America needs to open a can of whoopass and be led for a decade or so by a benevolent despot like, say, Francisco Franco, Alberto Fujimori or Augusto Pinochet.
Considering that the homosexuals and the socialists now rule our nation it may be time to take drastic measures. Under the current system the nation can sink only deeper into an irreversible morass.
The last time I had to present my phone number in a situation like that, I simply gave them a number that I had when I lived in a different area of the state more than a decade earlier.
Problem with that is that a fishing lisence is an official state document and doing what you suggest is perjury.
All the more reason to file your return on paper instead of electronically. Force them to expend their labor forces processing paper. I always make a minor mistake in calculation - in their favor of course. This forces them to manually reprocess the return.
If all of us were to do this at tax time the gestapo wouldn't have time for these shenanigans.
“I’m sorry — I forgot.”
“My old-timer’s is flaring up again” ;-)
I’m partial to 867-5309 myself.
I seriously doubt if they’ll bother our guests from south of the border getting refunds for nonexistent children.
Sadly true. Of course, they have to keep tabs on those of us who are the cash cow supporting such guests.
I have been very happy with my purchases from eBay.
This is scary stuff, and I stopped using Facebook for the reasons you refer to. (But I sure do miss seeing those photos of the grandchildren. The kids send some of them to me, but I miss the real time updates about them.)
“They refused to sell me one because I wouldnt give them my unlisted home phone number.”
Home-depot wanted my birth date to make a purchase the other day. I told them I didn’t know because I was adopted from a Czechoslovakian orphanage and there were no records. In the end, I gave them a phony date...
To think they are “celebrating” the 100th anniversary of the income tax.
A pox on all of them!
“Home-depot wanted my birth date to make a purchase the other day. I told them I didnt know because I was adopted from a Czechoslovakian orphanage and there were no records. In the end, I gave them a phony date...”
Geez were you buying wine for your flowers?!
Thanks to warnings over a decade ago from a younger relative and his Stanford grad wife, we never do anything like that.
No Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Kohls and whatever ever credit card.
My nephew and his very smart wife told us that we have one maternal mother’s name, one birthdate and place, one first dog and other firsts. The more one uses these personal data, the easier we make it for the crooks. When I have to sign up, my mother’s maiden was Claus, and I was born 12/25/1900, my dog was Rudolf and similar stuff.
One friend only uses hot mail with the following addressee, John Doe (with several numbers after him).
Facebook, LinkedIn and similar sites are for the perpetually lonely and stupid.
Just use bloomberg’s number. or cuomos. or obozos
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
“No Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Kohls and whatever ever credit card.”
I learned something recently. One of our IT employees was looking for a backpack at Target he wanted but wanted to pay cash instead. The Target customer service said to buy the target prepaid card and you can use it to buy from the site. He just changed his IP address from his laptop and he actually did buy it using the card. The bad part is the address where it’s going to..
Bitcoin is a vaporware ponzi scheme that can disappear at the touch of a keystroke.
That might be a state law. Here in Illinois the nannies won’t let you buy lye without a DL. In Chicago, you cannot buy spray paint.
This sure sounds like a direct attack on the 4th Amendment about privacy.