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IRS should create, adopt U.S. taxpayer bill of rights -Watchdog
Reuters ^ | 01/09/2014 | PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST

Posted on 01/09/2014 12:04:34 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service should take steps to restore public trust in its work, including adopting a taxpayer bill of rights that clearly states individuals' rights to fair treatment from the tax agency, an IRS watchdog said on Thursday.

With its reputation for political neutrality hurt by a 2013 uproar over its treatment of conservative political groups, the IRS needs to reassure Americans of their tax rights, said the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an oversight arm of the agency.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billofrights; governmentrights; irs; rights; totalitarianism

1 posted on 01/09/2014 12:04:34 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL. That was a good laugh.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 12:05:59 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: SeekAndFind

Shoulda, woulda, coulda. But I imagine the dems will scream about doing this if conservatives should ever regain any power.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 12:07:40 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: nickcarraway

Right you are. Silly pap for the simpleminded.


4 posted on 01/09/2014 12:09:01 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: SeekAndFind

This sounds like a joke. Let us get the mafia to create a Mafioso bill of rights and the dog-fighters to create a doggy bill of rights....


5 posted on 01/09/2014 12:12:20 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, the constitution just doesn’t protect us enough by restricting the fedguv.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 12:12:50 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Better yet, get rid of it completely. Switch to a consumption tax model and put this gestapo bureaucracy in the grave, where it belongs.


7 posted on 01/09/2014 12:13:07 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: nickcarraway
This is not funny....

Why you couldn't reach them: IRS answered only 61 pct of calls in 2013
8 posted on 01/09/2014 12:13:12 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“IRS should create, adopt U.S. taxpayer bill of rights”

Yeah, sure. And let King George write up the united states constitution and bill of rights.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 12:13:49 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: SeekAndFind

Ya what a laugh. Its not different than letting Congress design a term limits law. LOL, what could possibly go wrong.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 12:14:45 PM PST by 556x45
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To: PubliusMM

RE: Better yet, get rid of it completely. Switch to a consumption tax model and put this gestapo bureaucracy in the grave, where it belongs.

So, what happens to the thousands of people who work for the IRS?

And while we’re at it, what do we do with all the computers and all the data?


11 posted on 01/09/2014 12:15:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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RE: Better yet, get rid of it completely. Switch to a consumption tax model and put this gestapo bureaucracy in the grave, where it belongs.

>>So, what happens to the thousands of people who work for the IRS?

Let them get real jobs that produce a return on investment for society, such as carpenters and brick layers.

12 posted on 01/09/2014 12:21:01 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: 556x45
Its not different than letting Congress design a term limits law.

It's not term-limits or their lack that's killing us, it's that there's two sets of rules/laws: one for the general people, and one for the privileged. (You could even argue there's three sets: the normally applied laws, the laws applied when "they're out to get you", and the laws applied when they like you.)

13 posted on 01/09/2014 12:24:21 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought there already was a “taxpayers bill of rights”.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 12:39:40 PM PST by jocon307
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90NNjgW21UM&list=UUFDlhK80EdO28R-iGTXiGaw&feature=c4-overview


15 posted on 01/09/2014 12:52:01 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

IIRC, they adopted an IRS bill of rights....and IIRC, they could search endlessly and you had to prove they were wrong.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 1:06:07 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

We already have a Bill of Rights. The 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendments are applicable, and would be if we had good politicians.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 1:20:02 PM PST by MadGeometer
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To: SeekAndFind

Worthless. They’ve already compromised their integrity. Fire the lot of them and start over. The IRS is a tool of political repression. Let’s try a new way.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 1:40:55 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind

In other news...the Foxes Management Association has decided to create a Bill of Rights for Chickens Of The Barnyard...soon to be posted on coop walls on every farm.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 2:01:59 PM PST by moovova
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To: SeekAndFind

Civil rights are not created by government, but are natural rights. Confusing natural rights with license granted by government is a very bad idea.

Government tries very hard to confuse the two. For example, “corporate civil rights” are exclusively given, and can be taken away.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 2:01:59 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: nickcarraway

Agreed. If they believed in our rights, there wouldn’t be politically motivated audits going on since the Clinton administration.


21 posted on 01/09/2014 4:31:57 PM PST by tbw2
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To: SeekAndFind
Yes, and journalists should have a code of ethics assuring that they will be objective. Oh, that’s right - they do - but being objective is not something that people naturally do - or even are capable of doing.

We should try something different - like passing an amendment phasing out the income tax over a few years, and abolishing the IRS. It has way too much power to be safe - just like the Associated Press.

22 posted on 01/10/2014 2:38:43 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would suggest that the resultant economic upturn would be more than sufficient to absorb those unemployed as a result of shutting down the IRS; well, maybe all but the damn lawyers they have on staff.
The data? There is no change to the current requirements for data security. Archive the data, scrub the hardware and low-level format the drives (or simply pull and destroy them, replacements are cheap enough). Sell off the hardware, furniture, and the office buildings. Return that money to the Treasury, to be applied to the accumulated national debt.


23 posted on 01/14/2014 4:05:57 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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