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  • Anti-Obamacare movie producer 'randomly' hit with first tax audit ever

    10/08/2014 8:20:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m sure glad that all the exposure of the activities of the IRS and Lois Lerner have put an end to using the IRS as a tool to attack administration critics. The crisis clearly is over, citizens. The producer of a new movie that criticizes Obamacare has reportedly become the latest prominent conservative slapped with an IRS audit.Logan Clements, producer of “Sick and Sicker: ObamaCare Canadian Style,” announced via press release Tuesday that he is being audited for the first time ever.The news comes one month after the conservative Breitbart News announced that it, too, was being audited and...
  • Producer of anti-Obamacare movie Sick and Sicker hit with IRS audit

    10/07/2014 9:46:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    The producer of a new movie that criticizes Obamacare has reportedly become the latest prominent conservative slapped with an IRS audit. Logan Clements, producer of Sick and Sicker: ObamaCare Canadian Style, announced via press release Tuesday that he is being audited for the first time ever. I had never been audited before I made this movie, he says in a YouTube video. There seems to be a pattern here. The news comes one month after the conservative Breitbart News announced that it, too, was being audited and that the action was probably politically motivated. Mr. Clements movie makes the case...
  • Government Inspectors Generals Describe Atmosphere of Restricted Access

    08/11/2014 12:04:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/14 | Alan Joel
    Majority of the Inspectors General find themselves unable to perform their duties to audit the federal government Inspectors General (yes, thats the plural) are considered watchdogs for the government. Their jobs primarily focus on uncovering waste, fraud, and mismanagement, which is an important function to keep government programs and agencies in check. A serious breach of trust is evident, therefore, when 47 of 73 Inspectors General pen a letter to Congress describing serious limitations on access to records. Thats 64% of the total watchdogs who express such concerns.
  • Big break in IRS case will change scandals course

    07/08/2014 2:46:50 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 8 2014 | Washington Examiner
    BIG BREAK IN IRS CASE WILL CHANGE SCANDALS COURSE New evidence about the actions of the IRS official at the center of the investigation into the agencys systematic targeting of President Obamas political adversaries is intensifying the firestorm over the alleged corruption. IRS executive Lois Lerner apparently pushed for an audit of one of the administrations most outspoken critics in the Senate. In emails with a colleague, Lerner claims to have mistakenly received an invitation to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to give a speech to a non-profit group in 2012. Lerner wrote that the group offered to pay for Grassleys...
  • Lois Lerner Plotted Audit of Senator who Blocked IRS Targeting

    07/03/2014 8:04:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Meet the Deep State. It’s embedded inside a massive remorseless bureaucracy with no conscience or restraint. Ex-Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner tried to audit Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley after Grassley blocked President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Justice (DOJ) tax division, an executive branch insider told The Daily Caller.Grassley made it more difficult for the IRS and DOJ to work together to target conservative groups by blocking Obama’s political appointee Mary L. Smith from taking over the DOJ Tax Division, which prosecutes criminal cases for the IRS. Grassley held up the nomination in early 2010, just as...
  • Audit the IRS

    07/01/2014 2:48:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7-1-14 | Michael A. Needham
    There is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, the Internal Revenue Service assured Americans during an internal investigation of the agencys targeting of conservative groups. Few will find comfort in those words, and understandably so. Last week, while seeking to reassure Americans he has seen no evidence of a crime, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen acknowledged he had not even bothered to review any of the applicable laws. It seems like only yesterday that President Obama called the scandal inexcusable and pledged to work hand in hand with Congress to get this thing fixed. More recently, though, he dismissed it as a...
  • Great news! IRS commissioner says you can now use the Lois Lerner excuse if audited

    06/28/2014 7:40:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday evening, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen revealed that a number of taxpayers are confused by his agency’s conduct. Like the IRS, they would also like to claim that corrupted or lost data prevents them from complying with the tax collection agency’s requests with for several-year-old documents. Koskinen told Blitzer that what may come to be known as “The Lerner Defense” is and has been acceptable to the IRS. During Thursday’s interview, an eager Twitter user submitted a question to Blitzer which he helpfully read on the air. “Why shouldn’t tax payers...
  • REVEALED: GOP Senator Targeted by Lois Lerner

    06/25/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Ways and Means investigation uncovers push to audit Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Washington, DC Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) targeting of conservative individuals includes a sitting United States Senator. According to emails reviewed by the Committee under its Section 6103 authority, which allows the Committee to review confidential taxpayer information, Lois Lerner sought to have Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referred for IRS examination. We have seen a lot of unbelievable things in this investigation, but the fact that Lois Lerner attempted to initiate an apparently baseless IRS examination against...
  • California Hit with $31.6 Billion Audit Misstatement

    06/03/2014 7:48:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/03/2014 | Chriss Street
    The California Bureau of State Audits set off a scandal on June 1st by disclosing that the State Controller’s Office made accounting misstatements amounting to $31.65 billion.  The timing of the announcement may be devastating to the Democrats who expected to use their super-majority to pass billions of dollars in increased spending, but may now find the net effects of the accounting restatements are a $7 billion General Fund deficit.   California Governor Jerry Brown’s and State Controller John Chiang’s staff refused to go on camera and answer questions as the news broke. To give a perspective on the size of the...
  • IRS audits 10% of Tea Party donors

    05/08/2014 6:53:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/08/2014 | Rick Moran
    When the IRS was targeting conservative groups seeking tax exempt status for special scrutiny, they demanded the list of donors supporting those groups in 17 cases. Despite assurances from the agency that the lists had been destroyed, a search requested by Congress revealed that at least 3 lists had survived. And of the donors on those lists, fully 10% of the individuals had been audited. The rate of audits for ordinary Americans is about 1%. Now, the House Ways and Means Oversight Committee is demanding that the Government AccoIRS intimidation on a whole other level.untability Office investigate the IRS to...
  • House Republicans find 10% of tea party donors audited by IRS

    05/07/2014 8:16:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 122 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-7-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans find 10% of tea party donors audited by IRS Tells commissioner to come clean By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times - Updated: 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Despite assurances to the contrary, the IRS didnt destroy all of the donor lists scooped up in its tea party targeting and a check of those lists reveals that the tax agency audited 10 percent of those donors, much higher than the audit rate for average Americans, House Republicans revealed Wednesday. Republicans argue that the Internal Revenue Service still hasnt come clean about the full extent of its targeting,...
  • Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead, audit finds

    04/19/2014 2:11:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 18 2014 | AP
    The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo. The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the state auditor compared clients enrolled in the Medicaid database with state death records dating back to 1970. Auditors identified overpayments for services to roughly 2,900 people after the date of their deaths... Republicans have pressed for the state to use a private company to verify Medicaid eligibility. Maximus Health Services was hired to scrub...
  • IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

    04/17/2014 6:06:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2014 6:24 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday. That means some of Wall Streets largest hedge funds and private equity firms are largely escaping close scrutiny by the IRS, said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich. The Government Accountability Office says the number of large businesses organized as partnerships has more than tripled since 2002, yet hardly any get audited. In 2012, only 0.8 percent were subjected to field exams in which agents do a thorough review of books and records.
  • Don't think you can fool the IRS (Even if they are cash strapped and audit rates are down)

    04/15/2014 11:46:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/15/2014 | Kelsey Snell
    The IRS is cash-strapped and audit rates are down, but that doesnt mean the average Jane or Joe can hide the ball from the tax man. The tax-collecting agency devotes more resources to chasing big fish like convicted tax cheat Wesley Snipes than the average middle-class taxpayer, thats true. But the IRS is now using sophisticated software and data analysis that puts it in touch with taxpayers before the official audit process begins. Now with automation and the electronic submission of W-2s and 1099s, the IRS just matches the information, said David Kautter, managing director of the Kogod Tax Center...
  • Five Easy Ways to Earn Yourself an IRS Audit

    04/14/2014 1:43:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/14/2014 | Charley Blaine
    Around this time of the year, all of us start to wonder if this is the year the Internal Revenue Service will come to audit. Most of us don’t have to worry, really, because we are honest and report our incomes accurately and claim only the deductions and tax breaks we deserve. But there are a few who insist on pushing the envelope — or just blunder — and win themselves a communication from the IRS. Some of these mistakes are very common, yet can be very costly.The IRS even has a list of frivolous tax arguments. Here some...
  • Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

    04/14/2014 1:52:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 3:33 AM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesdays tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Services ability to police tax returns. This year, the IRS will have fewer agents auditing returns than at any time since at least the 1980s. Taxpayer services are suffering, too, with millions of phone calls to the IRS going unanswered. We keep going after the people who look like the worst of the bad guys, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an interview. But there are going...
  • Exclusive Dr. Ben Carson: Our Government Is Like 'Nazi Germany'

    Following a standing ovation at his address to the standing-room-only crowd, Dr. Ben Carson said that the current state of our government and institutions are "very much like Nazi Germany." Carson says, You had the government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe. Carson warns that our country is in a precarious position, and that political correctness coupled with government intimidation prevents open and honest dialogue.
  • Federal audit calls new school lunch rules a failure

    02/27/2014 8:21:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/27/14 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal governments changes to school lunch menus have been disastrous, causing problems for cafeterias trying to comply with the rules and leaving the menu so expensive or unpalatable that more than 1 million students have stopped buying lunch, according to a government audit released Thursday. One school district told federal investigators that it had to add unhealthy pudding and potato chips to its menu to meet the governments minimum calorie requirements. Other school districts removed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from their elementary school menus. Five of the eight school districts surveyed by the Government Accountability Office, the official...
  • Inspector General: 39% of IRS employees not reporting taxable income on long term travel allowances

    02/19/2014 5:42:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/18/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The mess at the IRS is worse than people realize, and a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Internal Revenue Service's Executive Long-Term Taxable Travel, reveals widespread flouting of rules, and underreporting of income by senior IRS officials. Such a pattern and practice on the part of those charged with supervising (and prosecuting failure of taxpayers to comply with) tax law is a major scandal. The Taxprof blog cites the relevant sections of the report: Per the Internal Revenue Code [ 162(a)(2)] and theRevenue Ruling 93-86, an employee who performs a temporary duty travel assignment exceeding...
  • BREAKING: 100% of 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were Conservative

    02/11/2014 7:33:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    Today Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, confirmed that 100% of the established 501(c)(4) groups the IRS selected for audit were conservative. But Obama says their was not a smidgen of corruption in the IRS. The Wall Street Journal reported: A Republican House committee chairman said the Internal Revenue Service targeted tax-exempt conservative groups for audits, widening the scope of GOP ire over the agencys oversight of political activities. House Democrats pushed back, saying Republicans were seeking to use the IRS controversy to score political points with their conservative base in an election...
  • Congressman Tried to Shut Down a Tea Party Leader at Thursdays Hearing

    02/07/2014 7:50:55 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 2-6-14 | Becket Adams
    After nearly 20 years of being in business, Engelbrecht, said during the hearing, and no agency coming to visit with us, the succession of agencies that have now come to us for all manner of things begs the question. Ms. Engelbrecht, Jordan said, in the first 20 years of business, did OSHA ever visit your place of business? No sir, she responded. Never once? No sir. After you filed the [tax-exempt application for King Street Patriots], OSHA visited then, right? Yes sir. In the first 20 years of business did the [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives]...
  • Audit the IRS!

    01/08/2014 7:24:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2014 | Cindy Simpson
    When certain unusual items pop up in the news that appear to point to a Democrat craftsman or underlying Big Government agenda, we're told that the events are merely isolated anomalies or coincidences that imply no such intentional design. An opposite assertion forms the basis of an argument for the Intelligent Design of the universe -- the "watchmaker analogy": a person finding a watch lying on the ground would naturally assume it was created not by accident or series of coincidences, but by the intentional craftsmanship of a watchmaker. In the world of politics, though, "coincidences" abound, and even if...
  • Op-Ed: The EU Auditors Report: A PA-EU Financial Scandal

    12/15/2013 11:16:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/13 | David Singer
    European taxpayers are supporting a massive fraud. The European Union (EU) has become embroiled in a financial scandal of massive proportions in relation to the financial assistance given by it to the Palestinian Authority (PA) since 1994. This appears very clear from the comprehensive European Court of Auditors Report dated 22 October 2013 which was only made public this week. The Report reveals the following: .....
  • IRS goes after ObamaCare critic C. Steven Tucker, and South Carolina cancer patient

    12/03/2013 8:30:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Dec 2, 2013
    Monday, December 02, 2013 IRS goes after ObamaCare critic C. Steven Tucker, and South Carolina cancer patient CHICAGO - One afternoon a few weeks ago, Chicago insurance broker and ObamaCare critic C. Steven Tucker happened to see a cancer patient tell Fox News' Megyn Kelly about losing his health care insurance policy. Tucker looked up the South Carolina resident on Facebook and offered to help him find health care coverage immediately, so his badly-needed cancer treatments could continue. Tucker and cancer patient Bill Elliott connected and Tucker was able to find Elliott the help he needed. Elliott publicly thanked Tucker...
  • Lose Insurance Under Obamacare, Speak Up, IRS Audits You

    11/29/2013 6:36:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/2013 | Ethel C. Fenig
    It was tragic that Bill Elliot of South Carolina was stricken with cancer; reassuring that his excellent insurance covered his expensive but medically advanced treatment and he was doing well. And then came another tragedy--in the form of an elitist, totalitarian, Know It All Government, almost worse than the cancer. The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, deemed Elliot's fine insurance policy unacceptable--probably because it didn't include maternity coverage--and offered him another policy with higher, "affordable" premiums that Elliot couldn't afford. As he told Megyn Kelly of Fox News, he didn't want to burden his family with the unaffordable affordable premiums so...
  • Cancer Patient Who Spoke Out Against ObamaCare Now Being Audited

    11/28/2013 2:24:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/28/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bill Elliot was a cancer patient who lost his insurance due to ObamaCare and couldn’t pay the expensive new premiums. He was talking about paying the ObamaCare fine, going without health insurance and “letting nature take its course.”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO He went on FOX News where his story was picked up by C. Steven Tucker, a health insurance broker who helped him keep his insurance.Now suddenly Bill Elliot is being audited for 2009 with an interview only scheduled in April 2014. Assuming he lives that long. That might be a coincidence, but Tucker is being audited...
  • Behind the Pentagons doctored ledgers, a running tally of epic waste

    11/26/2013 11:54:52 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 18, 2013 | Scot J. Paltrow
    For two decades, the U.S. military has been unable to submit to an audit, flouting federal law and concealing waste and fraud totaling billions of dollarsLinda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defenses accounts. Every month until she retired in 2011, she says, the day came when the Navy would start dumping numbers on the Cleveland, Ohio, office of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the Pentagons main accounting agency. Using the data they received, Woodford and her fellow DFAS accountants there set about preparing monthly reports to square...
  • A year after Superstorm Sandy, federal aid trickles in

    10/26/2013 11:00:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | Oct 25, 2013 | Hilary Russ
    A year after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc across the eastern United States, only a fraction of the aid money earmarked for recovery has been used, in what some claim is a painfully slow and opaque process. Only $5.2 billion of the pledged $47.9 billion had been tapped by cities and states by the end of August, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. And tracking those funds has been complicated, lawmakers said. "Transparency is woefully lacking. We don't know where the money is. We know people have been approved for grants, but the money has not been...
  • Michelle Obamas Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website

    10/25/2013 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/13 | Patrick Howley
    First Lady Michelle Obamas Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the no-bid contract to build the failed Obamacare website. Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of 85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company. Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.
  • Ben Carson's IRS Audit Can't Possibly Be Coincidence

    10/04/2013 4:44:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    IRS Abuse: It doesn't take a brain surgeon to know that the IRS audit of Dr. Ben Carson can't be a mere coincidence. In any powerful syndicate, the capos know who to whack without the godfather ordering it. The only way the FBI could put Gambino crime family boss John Gotti in prison was to bug an old lady's apartment in New York's Little Italy and record him giving orders to kill. But until the FBI bugs the West Wing of the White House, or the Treasury building next door, or the Internal Revenue Service's headquarters a few blocks to...
  • IRS targeted Dr. Ben Carson after Prayer Breakfast speech

    10/03/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | John Solomon
    Just months after he gave a speech earlier this year that challenged Americas leadership in President Obamas presence, Dr. Ben Carson was targeted by IRS agents who requested to review his real estate holdings and then conducted a full audit without finding any wrongdoing. I guess it could be a coincidence, but I never had been audited before and never really had any encounters with the IRS, Dr. Carson said in an interview Thursday with The Washington Times. But it certainly would make one suspicious because we know now the IRS has been used for political purposes and therefore actions...
  • Who Will Audit the Auditors? Even State and local bureaucracies abuse their taxing authority.

    09/22/2013 4:49:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/09/2013 | Steve Malanga
    The Internal Revenue Services targeting of conservative groups has revived old fears about the agencys vast taxing and auditing powers, so easy to abuse. But the IRS isnt alone in holding those powers. Across the country, states and municipalities have endowed thousands of revenue and audit bureaucracies with similar capabilities. Critics complain that officials use these entities to harass enemies and help allies. The evidence makes clear just how well-founded those concerns areespecially since these agencies typically receive far less scrutiny than the IRS does. Under the administration of Democratic governor Bill Richardson, New Mexicos labor department sparked controversy in...
  • Audit: Problems at Minn. Human Services Unresolved

    07/11/2013 8:12:17 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    KSTP ^ | 7-11-13 | Stephen Tellier
    Potential for fraud, waste, and abuse. The state short-changing itself millions of dollars. And a lack of oversight that's been going on for years. A scathing audit released Thursday, July 11, finds systemic problems at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) that still haven't been fixed -- more than two years after a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation brought them to light. DHS oversees about $9 billion in total Medicaid spending; and another $1.4 billion in federal funds for welfare, child care assistance, as well as several other programs. Auditors say the state simply isn't doing a good enough job...
  • 4 Types of IRS Audits: What to Know and How to Prepare for Each One

    06/18/2013 5:12:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/17/2013 | by Donna Fuscaldo
    Being the subject of an IRS audit is enough to make anyone sweat, but knowing your rights and the type of audit your facing can help make the process a little less stressful and drawn out. Theres a lot of fear when you find out youre getting audited, says Mary Kay Foss, a certified public accountant. She suggests contacting a professional immediately after receiving the audit notice. If you ignore it, its not going to go away. There are four types of IRS audits and you will prepare differently for each one: 1) Correspondence Audit: This is the least severe...
  • Nearly 70 percent of adoption credit claims were audited by IRS, report finds

    06/18/2013 5:09:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/17/2013 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    Add another item to the list of red flags that may get you audited: Adopting a child. The Internal Revenue Service mishandled tax returns of adoptive families, flagging for further review 90 percent of those who claimed the adoption tax credit for the 2012 filing season. And a report by the federal agencys Taxpayer Advocate Service also found that nearly 70 percent of adoptive families more than 35,000 had at least a partial audit of their tax return. By contrast, just one percent of all returns are audited. "The IRS's misguided procedures, and its failure to adequately adjust...

    06/17/2013 6:46:41 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 61 replies
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | June 17, 2013 | Tea Party Patriots
    Were you targeted by the IRS for your political beliefs? Did you receive extra scrutiny for promoting limited government, the constitution, and fiscal responsibility? If not, will you be next? What: Audit the IRS Rally When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from Noon 2pm Where: West Lawn of the US Capitol Join us on Wednesday, June 19th at 12pm on the West Lawn of the US Capitol as we come together to rally against the IRS. Its time that Washington sees first-hand just how outraged the American people are by these discriminatory acts.
  • Why the IRS IG Stopped with an Audit [ex-IG Gerald Walpin]

    06/14/2013 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/14/2013 | Gerald Walpin
    Probably in part because the Obama administration intimidates inspector generals. Among all the unanswered questions about the IRSs illegal targeting of conservative organizations, one is most crucial: Who ordered this extreme scrutiny? Amazingly, IRS inspector general J. Russell George, responsible for the investigation asking those questions about the IRS, has testified that he did not obtain that information. Details of that testimony are interesting. Representative Tom Graves (R., Ga.) asked, Have you asked the individuals who ordered them to use this extra scrutiny to punish, or penalize, or postpone, or deny? George turns around to confer with his assistant. Just...
  • 'Keep your faith to yourself,' says IRS to pro-life group

    06/12/2013 8:28:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2013 | Rick Moran
    Except when we want to know the content of your prayers. Mary Katherine Ham: A pro-life legal group, Alliance Defending Freedom, released audio today of a 2012 phone call between an IRS agent and the head of a Texas pregnancy counseling group. During the phone call, IRS agent Sherry Wan is heard lecturing Ania Joseph about how she can't have a tax exemption and also push her religious beliefs-- a bit of advice that would be quite interesting to every church in America.Via The Blaze, here's part of the exchange. The group in question, Pro-Life Revolution, waited more than...
  • RUSH: Long Knives Out for That Punk Kid Snowden

    06/12/2013 5:29:01 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies ^ | June 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Long Knives Out for That Punk Kid Snowden June 11, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. We have the Washington and media elites upset about Edward Snowden. Folks, let me ask.Didn't we just go through an election where we were toldthat the youths of America had all the answers? We had to get the youth of America interested in American politics. We had to get them interested to the point that they cared. The youth of America, it's their future. The youth vote, that mattered as much as anything,whoever got the youth vote was...
  • Audit the IRS

    06/10/2013 7:20:46 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2013 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    The Tea Party Patriots have organized an Audit the IRS Rally set for noon, June 19 on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington. Yet it is doubtful that many people at the IRS are as familiar as Tea Partiers with Thomas Jefferson's line: "When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." In June 2010, Rasmussen reported that 48 percent of Americans "see the government today as a threat to individual rights rather than a protector of those rights." By December 2011, Gallup reported that 64 percent of Americans fear...
  • Frisco widow vows to spare others her IRS ordeal

    06/02/2013 7:36:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 06/02/13 | Steve Blow
    Its hard to imagine that life could get worse for Kerri Steele in the months after her husband died of cancer at age 36. But then the Internal Revenue Service came calling. An IRS audit is something we all dread. But imagine facing one in the midst of profound grief. Imagine preparing for one while trying to hold life together as the now-single mother of three young children. This was horrible, Kerri said in simple summation. And now she wants to prevent any other grieving person from facing such an ordeal. The whole tragedy was something Kerri never saw coming....
  • Easy Fix to IRS Corruption

    06/01/2013 8:01:38 AM PDT · by Woodland · 14 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Matt Barber
    Sir John Dalberg-Acton famously observed, Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. No federal agency enjoys more power than the absolute power wielded by the Internal Revenue Service. Its little wonder, then, that under this power-drunk Obama regime, the IRS has become corrupted absolutely. Its become the hammer to this presidents favorite nail: political dissent. The bureaucratic cats out of the bag, and the evidence is undeniable. The Obama IRS has been illegally targeting conservative, Christian and Jewish groups and individuals for political retaliation, intimidation and, ultimately, destruction. These revelations have spurred calls for criminal prosecution and even...
  • IRS scandals include gift tax abuse

    06/01/2013 5:27:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/01/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    The IRS unit headed by Lois Lerner not only harassed conservative nonprofits seeking tax exempt status, it evidently set in motion harassment of donors to nonprofits. Talk about a chilling effect! The details are laid out in a Wall Street Journal story: At the same time the Internal Revenue Service was targeting tea-party groups, the tax agency took the unusual step of trying to impose gift taxes on donors to a prominent conservative advocacy group formed in 2007 to build support for President George W. Bush's Iraq troop surge. The probe of the group, Freedom's Watch, began in the unit...

    05/25/2013 4:49:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 52 replies ^ | May 24, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    On Wednesday, House hearings on the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) political targeting of conservative groups uncovered a startling revelation about the interview process used to construct the Inspector Generals report: Obama donor-turned-IRS director of tax exempt organizations Holly Paz sat in on 36 of 41 interviews with IRS employees. Why was Holly Paz... in almost all of the interviews you conducted? asked Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC). Why would you have someone from the IRS in those meetings? Is that proper protocol? I am unaware of it, said Inspector General J. Russell George. This is the first Ive heard this. George...
  • Nearly 70% of Adoption Credit Claims Were Audited by IRS

    05/24/2013 12:08:02 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Add another item to the list of red flags that may get you audited: Adopting a child. The Internal Revenue Service mishandled tax returns of adoptive families, flagging for further review 90% of those who claimed the adoption tax credit for the 2012 filing season. And a report by the federal agencys Taxpayer Advocate Service also found that nearly 70% of adoptive families more than 35,000 had at least a partial audit of their tax return. By contrast, just one percent of all returns are audited.
  • IRS audited 69% of filers claiming child adoption tax credit

    05/23/2013 8:08:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Mary Katharine linked this yesterday in her post on Rep. Stephen Lynch’s unmistakable anger over the corruption at the IRS, but it’s worth a long look on its own, too. National Review’s David French, an adoptive father himself (as am I), researched a few other IRS priorities over the past few years other than targeting conservatives for extra scrutiny and harassment. The agency took very clear aim at people claiming the adoption tax credit, auditing a jaw-dropping 69% of all such filers: As we get word that the IRS has harassed a number of pro-life groups, including at least one...
  • The Time Lois Lerner Failed To Investigate A Major Al Gore Fundraiser At The FEC

    05/22/2013 3:24:14 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 22, 2013 | Jacob Fischler
    When heading the FECs enforcement office in the late 90s, the beleaguered IRS official was accused of failing to investigate a Democratic fundraiser. When it recommended not pursuing the allegations against Mr. Glicken, the FEC staff specifically cited his close ties to the Vice-President, Vice-President Gore, Dan Burton (R-IN) said at the hearing. The IRS scandal currently engulfing Washington isnt the only episode in which Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the agencys tax-exempt organizations office, has come under fire for playing partisan politics in a nonpartisan entity. In 1998, while heading the Federal Election Commissions enforcement office, she was...
  • AmSpec Scoop: Obama Met With Anti-Tea Party IRS Union Chief Day Before Agency Targeted Tea Party

    05/20/2013 9:00:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 20, 2013 | 11:20 | Tom Blumer
    Jeffrey Lord at the American Spectator has reviewed the White House logs looking for a relationship between meetings listed there and the timeline found in the Inspector Generals report on the targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups issued last Tuesday. Lords work represents yet another example of alternative media scooping a lazy or negligent establishment press. What Lord has found is that President Barack Obama met with the President of the National Treasury Employees Union Colleen Kelley, on March 31, 2010. The NTEU is the 150,000 member union that represents IRS employees along with 30 other separate government agencies....
  • Obama Threatens IRS Audit at Arizona State University Commencement Address (May 2009)

    05/19/2013 11:05:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    mrctv ^ | 5/19/13 | papagiorgio200
    Obama Warns of IRS Audit In Response to ASU Snub ------------------------------------------------------------ President Barack Obama delivered the keynote commencement address Wednesday at Arizona State University after the college decided against bestowing an honorary degree upon him. And from the sounds of things, they better watch their backs. Now before I begin, I'd just like to clear the air about that little controversy everyone was talking about a few weeks back. I have to tell you, I really thought this was much ado about nothing, but I do think we all learned an important lesson. I learned never again to pick another...
  • Eric Bolling: 'I Was Audited by IRS After Being Vocal Against 4 More Years of Obama ... Coincidence?

    05/15/2013 4:26:57 PM PDT · by JoeRed · 13 replies
    Fox News (Insider) ^ | May 14 2013 | As seen on The Five
    Press Secretary Jay Carney defended the Obama administration as it faces scrutiny for the IRSs targeting of conservative groups. Today on The Five, Eric Bolling voiced his concern, saying, 2011, I was pretty vocal against four more years of President Obama. [] I dont know if its coincidence or not but I did get an IRS audit in 2012 for my 2011 tax returns. Im not sure if theres any correlation.