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  • Obamacare Is a Mean Law

    07/07/2015 3:56:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Wait until you hear this next story. It is from Forbes. Here's the headline: "Small Businesses Threatened with $36,500 IRS Fines For Helping Employees with Health Costs." This was not and is not part of Obamacare. The IRS just created this, and that's one of the problems with Obamacare. Obamacare is open ended. The secretary of Health and Human Services can invent regulations. The IRS can invent new tax rules and regulations, and they've just done it. This provision was never voted on by anybody in Congress. "Small businesses that reimburse employees for the cost of premiums for individual...
  • Federal Court Orders IRS to Produce Newly Recovered Lois Lerner Emails, IRS Fails to Meet Court...

    07/07/2015 4:14:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 7, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Federal Court Orders IRS to Produce Newly Recovered Lois Lerner Emails, IRS Fails to Meet Court Deadline (Washington, DC ) Ė Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton announced today that Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the IRS last week to begin producing, every Monday, nearly 1,800 newly recovered Lois Lerner emails. Judge Sullivan ruled on the matter from the bench during a status conference on July 1, 2015. Despite the court order, the IRS failed to produce any Lois Lerner emails yesterday. The IRS also failed to provide Judicial Watch a status of the Lois Lerner email production issues, as...
  • Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal DOJ, IRS, and FBI Plan to Seek Criminal Charges of Obama Opp...

    07/07/2015 1:05:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    judicailwatch.org ^ | July 7, 2015
    (Washington, DC) Ė Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official ďDOJ RecapĒ report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity. The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress. Records also detail how the Obama IRS gave the FBI 21 computer disks, containing...
  • Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal DOJ, IRS, and FBI Plan to Seek Criminal Charges...

    07/07/2015 8:49:15 AM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 7/7/15 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal DOJ, IRS, and FBI Plan to Seek Criminal Charges of Obama Opponents (Washington, DC) Ė Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official ďDOJ RecapĒ report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity. The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving...
  • Unsuspecting Small Business Owners Hit With $36,500 PER EMPLOYEE Obamacare Fines!

    07/06/2015 1:49:20 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 54 replies
    Remember the "If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance" lie? Well, starting last week, tens of thousands of small business owners are about to get hit with $100 per day / per employee fines for helping their employees pay for their private insurance! That's $36,500 for each person they try to help! It's very simple. The government wants everyone on Obamacare... and dependent on the government. So the IRS will now levy a $100 per day, per employee fine on any employer who helps their employees pay the cost of their private healthcare insurance. 10 employees? That's...
  • I Know What Lois Lerner Did Last Summer

    07/06/2015 4:46:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    I know her secret, I know she¬ís scared, and I know what she did last summer. If you need something lighthearted to pick yourself up and get back into work after a long holiday weekend, I¬íll give you a column that would more humorous if it weren¬ít so close to the truth. It¬ís the story about what Lois Lerner and her new bestie, Hillary Clinton, did last summer. The 4th of July reminded me of the 1997 horror-thriller, ¬ďI Know What You Did Last Summer,¬Ē where a girl gets attacked on the 4th of July. Which then reminded me of...
  • Clarice Feldman: The Penumbra School of Law

    07/05/2015 9:51:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    I was watching in horror a series of Mark Dice videos of interviews in which passersby signed petitions to repeal the First Amendment toshut down criticism of Obama because it was all clearly racist. petitioned to repeal the Bill of Rights; revealed they didnít know when and why we celebrate the Fourth of July; signed up to ban the American flag and replace it with a New World Order one. I wanted to believe the people responding were outliers -- just ignorant San Diego beachgoers. Unfortunately there are too many indications they are not, and that this disregard for the...
  • Terrific: Attorney In Charge of Releasing Lois Lerner "Lost" Emails Now In Charge of HRC's Emails

    07/01/2015 1:32:12 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney Catherine Duval is in charge of handling inquiries from Congress about emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the conservative targeting scandal. Just last week we learned during Congressional testimony from internal government watchdogs that Lerner's hard drive containing emails sent and received when the agency was targeting conservative groups between 2010 and 2012 likely crashed due to "an impact of some sort." We also learned that her hard drive allegedly crashed on a Saturday and that the IRS didn't bother looking for backup tapes. ďWhen asked about the possible cause of...
  • Small Businesses Threatened With $36,500 IRS Fines For Helping Employees With Health Costs

    06/30/2015 12:37:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/30/15 | Grace-Marie Turner
    Small businesses that reimburse employees for the cost of premiums for individual health insurance policies or pay their health costs directly will be fined up to $36,500 a year per employee under a new Internal Revenue Service regulation that takes effect July 1, 2015. According to the notice, an employer arrangement that reimburses or pays for employee individual health premiums is considered to be a group health plan that is subject to the $100 per-employee per-day penalty. The penalty applies whether the reimbursement is considered a before-tax or after-tax contribution. ďItís the biggest penalty no one is talking about,Ē said...
  • Attorney in Charge of IRSí Email Production Now in Charge of State Depít Emails

    06/30/2015 9:29:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/30/15 | Ali Meyer
    Catherine Duval, the attorney in charge of the Internal Revenue Serviceís email production to Congress, has changed jobs: She now manages the State Departmentís email production to Congress, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday, June 25. Both the IRS and State Department have come under congressional scrutiny over their email production amid suspicions that critical documents may have been withheld or destroyed. Word that Catherine Duval Ė also known as Kate Duval -- has worked at both the IRS and the State Department came last Thursday, when Gowdy questioned...
  • Vikings' Josh Robinson Compares Gay Marriage to Incest and Pedophilia

    06/28/2015 9:54:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Eonline ^ | 06/28/2015 | Brett Malec
    Cue the backlash!Following this morning's history-making Supreme Court Decision on marriage equality, Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson took to Twitter to condemn gay marriage in a series of homophobic tweets. He event compared marriage equality to incest and pedophilia."Love is love? So what will we say when the 30yr old loves YOUR 10 year old. When the dad loves HIS 6 year old? It's different? Yea okay!" the 24-year-old football star wrote Friday. "The day one person makes that stand, some may support, but many will say that's sick! That day I will say ‚Äėhypocrites.'""When did we start defining a word...
  • Looking for a forum to ask i.r.s. / ssa questions

    06/27/2015 7:59:27 PM PDT · by George from New England · 7 replies
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    Been looking for an internet forum to ask a few questions and interface with others in the know. My wife has an employee/employer job. I am self employed. I am on her employer's health insurance. They deduct premiums every two weeks from her paycheck. Example: 800-200, net 600 There has been lawful pre-tax med calculations being done meaning ss tax is paid on the 600 not 800. Now we find this is directly impacting her benefits when she retires, 3 years hence. Can this be changed going back a few years and tax returns amended to reflect this? Has the...
  • IRS Destroys More Evidence [semi-satire]

    06/27/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    In what IRS officials are calling a one-in-a-million fluke, the precise emails subpoenaed by Congress in its investigation of IRS discrimination against the Presidentís political opponents were exactly the ones inadvertently erased by IRS employees. Lost are over 400 back-up tapes containing 24,000 emails to and from Lois Lerneróthe IRS employee believed to have orchestrated the discriminatory treatment. Commissioner John Koskinen speculated that ďour rather lengthy chain-of-command provided multiple opportunities for miscommunication somewhere along the line. It is not inconceivable that an instruction to Ďnot eraseí may have been forwarded as Ďerase.í The rest is, as we say, history. Nothing...
  • The Truth about the IRS: A Weapon of Oppression

    06/27/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 8 replies
    The American Report ^ | June 27, 2015 | Editors
    The Obama administration used the IRS to make a Muslim Brotherhood-Clinton-Soros cartel possible. Bashing the Internal Revenue Service is as American as apple pie. Nobody likes paying taxes, even if we realize it is a necessary civic duty. However, todayís indictment of the IRS is not based on the fact that it was a creation of progressive (and racist) Democrat Woodrow Wilson; or that the income tax is a hideously unfair way to tax people, which actually discourages work and production. The truth about todayís IRS is that it is a pure political weapon, fighting on the side of Obama,...
  • Coach is Right Friday Shorts

    06/26/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/26/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1) IRS Defense Makes Statement So Outrageous Judge Asks ďYou Donít Really Mean That, Right?Ē IRS defense in the Z Street v. Koskinen case made such a shocking and absurd argument that the judges presiding over the case were forced to stop and question if the statement was in fact a mistake. The argument in question is that IRS truly believes they should be allowed to discriminate for nine months before anyone is allowed to sue them. This isnít a joke, the IRS blatantly stated that they believe their culture of discrimination towards religious and conservative groups should be allowed...
  • Top Democrat Ė Who May Serve Prison Time for His Role in IRS Scandal Ė Calls on Congress to End..

    06/25/2015 8:09:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | June 25, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat Leader Elijah Cummings Could Face Prison Time for his Illegal Attacks on on a Voters Rights GroupĖ Today Cummings called on Congress to end its IRS investigation. Last April House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report implicating Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in colluding with the IRS and Lois Lerner against the nonpartisan voters rights group ďTrue the Vote.Ē Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of ďTrue the Vote,Ē testified before Congress in February. She was targeted by FBI, IRS, ATF, and OSHA after she filed for tax exempt status for her voters rights group. Engelbrecht said this during...
  • Lois Lernerís Hard Drive Was SHREDDED

    06/25/2015 5:59:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    dailycaller ^ | June 25, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lernerís hard drive most likely crashed due to ďan impact of some sort,Ē like somebody hitting it or smashing it, according to new congressional testimony. Then the hard drive was shredded and its pieces were sold for scrap. Lernerís laptop, which crashed on June 11, 2011 between 5 and 7 PM, was sent to an IT technician two days later. The Hewlett-Packard technician looking at her laptop determined that the hard drive failed because of an impact of some sort.
  • Supreme Court Caves on Obamacare Again

    06/25/2015 12:57:30 PM PDT · by rootin tootin · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/25/2015 | David Catron
    The Supreme Court had an opportunity, with its ruling in King v. Burwell, to determine whether the United States is a nation of laws or of men. Today, in a 6-3 decision, the Court ruled that we have devolved into the latter. Although the text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) clearly states that the government may issue subsidies only through insurance exchanges established by the states, Obama administration bureaucrats unilaterally rewrote that part of the law so that the IRS could dispense such premium assistance through ďmarketplacesĒ created by the federal government. The plaintiffs in...
  • Watchdog: IRS workers mistakenly erased tea party emails

    06/25/2015 5:29:17 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 60 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 25, 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Investigators are blaming mistakes by IRS employees ó not a criminal conspiracy ó for the loss of thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal. IRS workers erased 422 computer backup tapes that "most likely" contained as many as 24,000 emails to and from former IRS official Lois Lerner, who has emerged as a central figure in congressional investigations, according to IRS's inspector general. The workers erased the tapes a month after IRS officials discovered that an untold number of Lerner's emails were lost. The IG says the workers were unaware of a year-old...
  • House Republicans Considering Impeachment of IRS Head over Stonewalling in Lois Lerner Investigation

    06/25/2015 9:45:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | June 24, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Agency destroyed e-mails after telling Congress they couldnít be found. House Republicans investigating the IRSís targeting of tea-party groups are seriously considering an effort to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen or other agency employees for ďculpable misdemeanorsĒ pertaining to the destruction of e-mails written by Lois Lerner, the former official at the heart of the scandal. ďWeíve briefed the leadershipís counsel, and I think that theyíre open to it, but itís the type of thing where this town is like, Ďoh, thatís not how we do things, itís not really been used lately,íĒ a Republican member of the House Oversight...
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    06/24/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence. As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were erased, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The revelation is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. George...
  • IRS erased backups after realizing tea party emails lost

    06/24/2015 3:29:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 24, 2015 6:19 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Government investigators say IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agencyís tea party scandal had been lost. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence.The report is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. Ö
  • IRS loses another round in its court battle with Z Street (Lerner & viewpoint discrimination)

    06/23/2015 2:53:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/20/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Tick, tick, tick. A day of reckoning for the IRS gets closer with a unanimous opinion from a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Z Street case. Z Street explains: The pro-Israel organization Z STREET was today, once again, vindicated in a court of law in its now nearly five year effort to redress the violation of its Constitutional rights by the Internal Revenue Service. The judges in their Opinion were far more restrained than their reactions to the IRS arguments during the oral argument which took place on May 4, see http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-irs-goes-to-court-1430953480, but their...
  • Only 1 week until Supreme Court ruling on the future of ObamaCare

    06/22/2015 10:05:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/22/15 | Doug Book
    Coach is Right has written extensively about the Affordable Care ActóObamaCareófrom its initial, unconstitutional passage by a Democrat controlled congress, through the disgraceful 2012 Supreme Court ruling which featured the inexplicable treachery of Chief Justice John Roberts. Sometime during the next week the Court will decide King v Burwell, a case which will determine whether the United States and the American people may still depend upon the Constitution to defend their liberty and rights from the unlawful schemes of a tyrant. On June 17th, CiR asked whether the Supreme Court would deliver one last ruling in defense of the illegal...
  • Chris Matthews: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are ďtraitorousĒ for trying to abolish the IRS

    06/20/2015 10:28:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 67 replies
    MoFoPolitics.com ^ | JUN. 19, 2013
    ‚ÄúThe right wing are crazy! What they‚Äôre saying about getting rid of the IRS is insane, and I think almost traitorous‚Ķ‚ÄĚHardball June 19.* The following clip has been edited to make Chris Matthews look as bad as possible as per MP‚Äôs loose journalistic standards.Crazy Chris Matthews basically accusing Ted Cruz and Rand Paul of being Traitors for wanting to get rid of the IRS
  • Federal Judge Orders Obama IRS to Court

    Federal Judge Orders Obama IRS to Court JUNE 19, 2015 Judge Demands More Answers from IRS Reopen Clinton FOIA Lawsuit Judicial Watch Goes to Court for Details on Bill Clintonís Travels with Sex Offender Judge Demands More Answers from IRS Try telling the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you lost some tax documents and then magically found them again once legal pressure was applied. What do you think the end result would be for you if you tried to operate this way? Judicial Watch is succeeding in court in its effort to remind the Obama IRS that it isnít above...
  • Govít OUTSOURCED management to IT workers with TOTAL ACCESS to databaseÖ in CHINA

    06/18/2015 4:43:56 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    <p>The technical details are a little difficult here so letís put it this way Ė idiotic and utterly incompetent government officials outsourced IT management of highly sensitive information to companies that had some workers in China, and gave them complete and total access to that database.</p>
  • Officials: Chinese had access to U.S. security clearance data for one year

    06/18/2015 9:10:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post's Federal Eye ^ | June 18, 2015 | Ellen Nakashima
    The recently disclosed breach of the Office of Personnel Managementís security-clearance computer system took place a year ago, giving Chinese government intruders access to sensitive data for a year, according to new information. The considerable lag time between breach and discovery means that the adversary had more time to pull off a cyber-heist of consequence, said Stewart Baker, a former National Security Agency general counsel. ďThe longer you have to exfiltrate the data, the more you can take,Ē he said. ďIf youíve got a year to map the network, to look at the file structures, to consult with experts and...
  • Agency: Staff cuts take toll on IRS tax enforcement efforts

    06/17/2015 9:36:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2015 3:54 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor and Stephen Ohlemacher
    Budget cuts to the IRS are hampering the agencyís efforts to uncover tax cheats, an agency watchdog said Wednesday, and more trims are on the way under legislation approved by a GOP-controlled House panel. IRS budget cuts are hurting tax collections because there are fewer agents chasing delinquent taxpayers, according to a report released Wednesday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The IRS budget has been cut by $1.2 billion since 2010. The House Appropriations Committee approved IRS cuts of $900 million more on Wednesday on a party-line vote. Republicans controlling Congress have targeted the much-maligned agency, particularly...
  • Will the Supreme Court deliver one final, unconstitutional ObamaCare ruling?

    06/17/2015 10:05:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/17/15 | Doug Book
    Before the end of its current term (June 30th), the United States Supreme Court will determine whether the law of the land is established in the Constitution or by the various bureaucracies working to impose the agenda of the Obama Regime. IF the Court decides in favor of the Constitution, ObamaCareĖthe Affordable Care ActĖwill be destroyed financially. It will effectively cease to exist. In November of last year, the Court agreed to hear King v Burwell, a suit filed against the Internal Revenue Service for usurping the power of Congress by granting itself the authority to spend $800 billion tax...
  • IRS' Latest Email Excuse Draws It Closer To Rogue Agency Status

    06/17/2015 1:28:22 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Lawlessness: On Day 768 of the IRS scandal targeting political dissidents, the tax agency said it has more emails to release. Only it can't release them until September because it must ensure there are no duplicates. Baloney. Missing yet another court-ordered deadline on June 12, the Internal Revenue Service has failed to release 6,400 new emails found on the hard drive of Lois Lerner, former tax exempt organization chief, pertaining to the agency's admitted targeting of administration critics.
  • IRS' Latest Email Excuse Draws It Closer To Rogue Agency Status

    06/16/2015 5:13:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Lawlessness: On Day 768 of the IRS scandal targeting political dissidents, the tax agency said it has more emails to release. Only it can't release them until September because it must ensure there are no duplicates. Baloney. Missing yet another court-ordered deadline on June 12, the Internal Revenue Service has failed to release 6,400 new emails found on the hard drive of Lois Lerner, former tax exempt organization chief, pertaining to the agency's admitted targeting of administration critics.
  • Those 6,400 Lois Lerner e-mails the IRS just found? Yeah, theyíre not releasing those

    06/16/2015 7:45:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/16/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Stonewall... First they said that Lois Lernerís e-mails were lost because her hard drive had crashed. No one who understands anything about information technology believed that one, since there are always system backups, and besides, e-mails are stored on a server, not on an individual machine. They claimed they had made a herculean effort to recover the e-mails, but to no avail. When no one believed that, they finally relented and allowed someone who knew what they were doing to go in and find the e-mails. That was easy. So we can see them now, right? No, sillies! Thatís not...
  • IRS Finds 6,400 New Lois Lerner EmailsÖGives DUMBEST EXCUSE YET For Not Releasing Them

    06/15/2015 6:32:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | June 14, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service found 6,400 more Lois Lerner emails ó but theyíre not handing them over in court. The IRSí latest excuses are nothing short of infuriating. Department of Justice lawyers Geoffrey J. Klimas and Stephanie Sasarak, acting as counsel for the IRS, submitted a U.S. District Court filing June 12 in the case Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service. The court filing, provided to The Daily Caller, claims the IRS received new Lerner emails from the Treasury Departmentís inspector general (TIGTA) but canít fork over the emails to Judicial Watch, a nonprofit group suing to get the...
  • IRS: Illegals Granted Amnesty Can File For Back Tax Refunds

    06/11/2015 11:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 06/04/2015 | By Jason Devaney
    Illegal immigrants granted amnesty under President Barack Obama's immigration reform will be able to claim back tax refunds from years in which they never filed taxes, the IRS said. According to the Washington Times, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress in a letter the roughly 5 million illegal immigrants who could be granted amnesty under Obama's plan will be eligible to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit. "To clarify my earlier comments on EITC, not only can an individual amend a prior year return to claim EITC, but an individual who did not file a prior year return...
  • Finally: GOP Looks to Squeeze the IRS

    06/11/2015 10:37:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Daniel Davis
    The IRS has been sitting in the GOP's crosshairs ever since 2013, when news of the†targeting scandal broke. †But yesterday, Republican leaders took a step toward actually†pulling the trigger.House Republicans proposed cutting the IRS budget by nearly eight percent. This came after the president had called for an 18 percent†increase. The proposed cuts would shrink the agency's budget by $838 million, leaving it with $10.1 billion. That would put the IRS at 2004 budget levels. Some are expecting more proposed cuts once the bill hits the House floor.This level of†spending cuts†wasn't possible when Democrats controlled the Senate. Now that the...
  • Why the Supreme Court Will Overrule the IRS

    06/09/2015 2:22:03 PM PDT · by SteveH · 23 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch via Cato ^ | March 29, 2015 | Michael F. Cannon
    In 2011 and 2012, I researched and wrote ó along with Case Western Reserve University law professor Jonathan H. Adler ó a law-journal article that explains why the IRSís actions are illegal. Our work laid the foundation for King and three similar cases. To our knowledge, we have done more research on the question of what Congress really meant than anyone. When we began, we knew Congress routinely conditions benefits to individuals on states implementing federal programs. The Supreme Court has held that Congress cannot compel states to implement such programs, but it can create incentives for states to do...
  • Federal Judge Gives IRS Until Friday to Answer for ďLostĒ Lerner Emails

    06/09/2015 7:42:07 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 30 replies
    Peopleís Pundit Daily ^ | June 8, 2015 | PPD Staff
    Judicial Watch announced Monday that a U.S. federal judge has ordered the IRS to provide an answer for the missing Lois Lerner emails ó by this Friday, June 12. This is another positive step to have the IRS and the Obama Administration finally answer to the American people. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the watchdog groupís request to issue an order requiring the IRS to answer for the status of the likely damaging Lois Lerner emails by June 12, 2015. ďThe Obama IRS obstructed and lied to a federal judge and...
  • McCain on the IRS

    06/09/2015 6:01:23 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 21 replies
    Senator McCain | 6/09/15 | Senator McCain
    Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the targeting of Conservative organizations by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). I appreciate hearing from you on this issue. Like many Americans, I am disturbed by the idea that the IRS would target groups for their political beliefs. These actions by the IRS have caused many to lose trust in the federal government and in the agency's ability to administer our nation's tax laws. As you may know, in May 2013, the IRS Inspector General released a report stating that inappropriate criteria were used to identify 501(c)(4) status applications for review....
  • ďBombshell TestimonyĒ: The IRS Used This to Hide Information From Congress

    06/08/2015 11:45:38 AM PDT · by blueyon · 54 replies
    Restoring Liberty - Joe Miller ^ | 6.6.15 | ??IRS-ACLJ-Joe Miller???
    New testimony reveals that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used ďhundreds of attorneysĒ to hide critical information from Congressís investigation of the IRS targeting of conservatives. According to new congressional bombshell testimony today, the IRS set up a previously unknown ďspecial project teamĒ comprised of ďhundreds of attorneys,Ē including the IRS Chief Counsel (one of only two politically appointed positions at the IRS). The ďspecial projectĒ this team was given? Concealing information from Congress.
  • Can King v. Burwell Revive the Economy?

    06/08/2015 4:02:59 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/8/2015 | David Catron
    The Democrats and their media allies have predicted wrack and ruin if the Supreme Court rules against the government in King v. Burwell, a decision that would stop the IRS from issuing Obamacare subsidies through federal insurance exchanges in three-dozen states. They have wildly exaggerated the inconvenience that such a ruling would cause a tiny percentage of the population and ignored the benefits that it would provide tens of millions of Americans. One of these benefits would be the removal of PPACAís dead weight from an economy whose first quarter performance suggests that the anemic Obama recovery may be stalling....
  • What If a New Constitutional Convention Overthrows the Federal Reserve Act because of Lois Lerner?

    05/26/2015 9:42:10 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 5/26/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
      I heard a man speak on Tony Brown’s Journal in the 1980s, on the thesis that the Federal Reserve System is a tax-farming system, creating monies out of nothing, loaning them to the United States, charging interest that must be repaid with taxes. It sounds paranoiac, until you learn that the Federal Reserve Act was closely associated with the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment to the US Constitution establishing the Federal Income Tax. Now that Texas is close to pushing us over the top of the number of states required to ask Congress to call a Constitutional convention, what might happen...
  • IRS sends Congress unsigned form letter to brush off demands for Clinton Foundation investigation

    06/04/2015 9:05:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/04/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    IRS sends Congress unsigned form letter to brush off demands for Clinton Foundation investigation The IRS responded to a Republican request for an investigation into the Clinton Foundation's tax-exempt status with a one-page form letter that starts with "Dear Sir or Madam." In May, more than 50 House Republicans asked the IRS to review the Clinton Foundation's tax-exempt status, after it became clear that the foundation had failed to report millions of dollars in grants from foreign governments. That letter, led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, said a review was "appropriate" given that this money was accepted and not...
  • Negligence: IRS Was Warned About Potential Hacking of Sensitive Taxpayer Information, Did Nothing

    06/04/2015 4:16:48 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 03, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was in the hot seat on Capitol Hill yesterday over a massive data breach and hacking of highly sensitive taxpayer information, including social security numbers. A number of taxpayers whose information was stolen have also lost their identities. Information and testimony given by Inspector General Russell George revealed the IRS was given multiple warnings and recommendations about how to prevent an attack or breach. The IRS failed to implement all of the recommendations given.
  • IRS official: ĎLois Lerner was the tip of the icebergí

    06/04/2015 3:54:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | by Joseph Curl
    The IRSís director of privacy, governmental liaison and disclosure division testified Wednesday that the tax agency set up a special team with hundreds of lawyers to handle the probe into whether Tea Party groups were targeted, but repeatedly said she had no idea how it operated. Mary Howard, who also works as the head Freedom of Information Act officer in the IRS, told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that once the ďspecial project teamĒ was created and operational, she never saw requests for information. Asked who was on the team, she said: ďMy first hand knowledge of...
  • IRS: Amnestied Illegals Donít Need To Have Filed Returns To Access Tax Credits For Illegal Work

    06/04/2015 2:29:26 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/3/15 | Caroline May
    Illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty can claim back tax credits for work they performed illegally, even if they never filed a tax return during those years, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has confirmed to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). In a written response to questions Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Koskinen following a February hearing on the IRS budget, the IRS commissioner clarified his earlier assertions that illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty ó and Social Security numbers ó can access Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) for years they were working in the country illegally. Back in February, Koskinen said...
  • Was the IRS breach unstoppable?

    06/04/2015 2:15:12 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Computerworld ^ | June 3, 2015 | Ira Winkler and Araceli Treu Gomes
    Another hack, another claim of inevitability. It is frustrating to read about the IRS breach and see it declared sophisticated. The following quote, from the IRS commissioner to CNN, is just outright infuriating: ďIt was an attack the agency wasn't well suited to combat, IRS Commissioner Koskinen said. ĎWe're dealing with criminals with a lot of money and using expensive equipment and hiring a lot of smart people.íĒ
  • IRS finally admits illegals can get back taxes under Obama amnesty

    06/04/2015 5:18:02 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 3 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has confirmed to Congress that illegal immigrants granted amnesty under President Obamaís new programs could claim back refunds even when they never filed returns to pay their taxes in the first place. Sen. Chuck Grassley, who had pressed Mr. Koskinen over the issue, released written responses Wednesday ... and, in fact, illegal immigrants granted the amnesty will now be able to claim refunds on tax returns they never even filed, thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit. ďTo clarify my earlier comments on EITC, not only can an individual amend a prior year return to claim...
  • Obama IRS Political Appointees Protected Tea Party Probe Requests

    06/03/2015 11:22:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Senior IRS officials set up a special internal committee after congressional investigators sent information requests to the IRSís two White House political appointees to investigate conservative and tea party non-profit applicants. Mary Howard, the IRSís director of privacy, governmental liaison and disclosure division, told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Wednesday she never saw any of the information requests because the requests were forwarded to the special committee. Howard is also the tax agencyís chief Freedom of Information Act officer. ďI think Lois Lerner was just the tip of the iceberg,Ē Howard said. ďYouíre telling me your group...
  • Negligence: IRS Warned About Potential Hacking of Sensitive Taxpayer Info.. Did Practically Nothing

    06/03/2015 5:34:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/3/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was in the hot seat on Capitol Hill yesterday over a massive data breach and hacking of highly sensitive taxpayer information, including social security numbers. A number of taxpayers whose information was stolen have also lost their identities. Information and testimony given by Inspector General Russell George revealed the IRS was given multiple warnings and recommendations about how to prevent an attack or breach. The IRS failed to implement all of the recommendations given. More from Americans For Tax Reform (bolding is mine): Over the last decade the IRS has failed to implement numerous recommendations that...