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  • IRS Documented 1.3M Identity Thefts by Illegal Aliens; Can’t Say It Referred Any for Prosecution

    03/16/2018 3:27:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 16, 2018 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Internal Revenue Service in 2011 through 2016 documented more than 1.3 million cases of identity theft perpetrated by illegal aliens whom the IRS had given Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN), which are only given to people who are ineligible to work in the United States or receive Social Security Numbers, according to information published by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). However, in response to inquiries from, the IRS could not say if it had referred even one of these cases for criminal prosecution. TIGTA, which is the inspector general responsible for overseeing the IRS, discovered...
  • Democrats Release Tax Hike Plan

    03/09/2018 11:54:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/9/2018 | Ryan Ellis
    This week, Congressional Democrats released a detailed tax hike plan that they promised to implement if given majority control of the House and Senate after the 2018 midterm elections. So much for the crocodile tears about the deficit--Democrats want to raise taxes not to reduce the debt, but rather to spend that tax hike money on boondoggle projects. As you might expect, hold onto your wallets. Here are the details: Increase the top marginal income tax rate from 37 percent to 39.6 percent. This nearly 3 percentage point increase in the top personal rate is not only a hike in...
  • Glenn K. Beaton: We let Obama defy the law, and took a step toward autocracy

    03/06/2018 7:05:30 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Aspen Beat ^ | March 3, 2018 | Glenn K. Beaton
    "When the president does it, that means it's not illegal." — President Richard Nixon Early in the residency of Barack Obama, some activists pressured him to stop deporting illegals... But Obama was a smart lawyer surrounded by other smart lawyers. He even boasted that he had been a Constitutional law professor. He had actually just been a part-time and untenured instructor, but he still knew that the president had no authority to ignore the immigration laws. According to the New York Times and Washington Post, he clearly said so... at least 17 times. But then he did it anyway. ......
  • Barack Obama: ‘We Didn’t Have a Scandal that Embarrassed Us’ in My Presidency

    02/27/2018 7:56:43 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2018 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former President Barack Obama denied that his administration had any scandals that embarrassed him or his team. It is unclear why Obama clarified that there were no scandals “that embarrassed us.” “There were mistakes,” he admitted. “We’d screw up, but there wasn’t anything venal during eight years. I know that seems like a low bar, but you look at the presidency; that’s no small thing.” Conservatives remember the Obama years differently, citing the Fast and Furious scandal, the IRS scandal, wiretapping journalists, the terror attacks in Benghazi, delivering pallets of cash to Iran, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...
  • Mueller Worked with Lerner to Target Tea Party

    02/17/2018 8:59:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    American ^ | February 17, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Just when you thought the Deep State swamp couldn't get any murkier and the stench any more repugnant, we are reminded by Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton in a Feb. 13 tweet of how Robert Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS to target Tea Party and other groups in the run-up to the Obama re-election campaign: @JudicialWatch lawsuit uncovered how Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS to try to prosecute the very groups Obama IRS was suppressing. Another reason I don't trust Mr. Mueller – or the FBI! @JudicialWatch lawsuit uncovered how Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS...
  • IRS warns that tax preparer and refund scam is getting worse

    02/14/2018 9:00:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | By KATHY KRISTOF
    A tax scam aimed at stealing consumer refunds has ballooned, with the IRS reporting that the number of potential victims has soared from a few hundred to "several thousand in just days." Uncovered in the first week of filing season, the con appears to have started in tax preparers' offices, where infected computers provided access to complete return data on thousands of consumers. The crooks are using the purloined data - including Social Security numbers, dependents data and even bank account information - to file refund claims on behalf of the victimized taxpayers. The IRS does not know how many...
  • IRS overpaid nearly $3.5 billion in Obamacare tax credits in 2017, can’t recoup money

    02/07/2018 5:46:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The IRS overpaid nearly $3.5 billion in Obamacare tax credits last year that it cannot recoup because of constraints built into the program, frustrating Republicans who have failed to repeal the health care law but say that money could have been spent on programs for veterans or infrastructure. A Treasury watchdog said the government paid out roughly $24 billion in Obamacare subsidies in the heart of the 2017 tax-filing season, with $5.8 billion in overages. Of that, just $2.3 billion was clawed back, leaving $3.5 billion in outstanding excess payments. “The overpayments were that much?” said Rep. Phil Roe, Tennessee...
  • Obama’s anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism reigned at the IRS from 2010- 2017

    02/05/2018 5:46:45 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 03/02/18 | Phyllis Chesler
    After a “long, lonely and expensive seven year struggle,” one that she alone, on behalf of Z STREET bore, Lori Lowenthal Marcus, the founder of Z STREET has just won a significant legal victory which grants her organization tax-exempt status and definitively exposes Obama’s IRS as obsessively anti-Israel. There was a repeated effort during the Obama administration to bar organizations that support Judea and Samaria from being eligible for tax-exempt status. Ironically, Marcus founded Z STREET in 2009 in order to “educate Americans about the Middle East and Israel’s defense against terror.” The Z Street application was at first delayed,...
  • TOM FITTON: Mueller FBI Implicated in Lois Lerner IRS Scandal – Robert Mueller Cannot be Trusted

    02/04/2018 11:35:35 AM PST · by bitt · 49 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/31/2018 | christina laila
    SHUT IT DOWN. Robert Mueller was involved in many scandals during his time as FBI Director from 9/4/2001-9/4/2013. From the Uranium One scandal to the Lois Lerner IRS scandal, he cannot be trusted to uncover Obama FBI/DOJ abuses targeting President Trump, says Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton. “One of the things we uncovered in investigating the IRS scandal in getting documents Congress couldn’t get and didn’t want to get was that the Justice Department was working with Lois Lerner’s FBI to prosecute the very groups that Lois Lerner was suppressing through the IRS,” Fitton said. “So think about this, the...
  • The FISA Memo Exposes Fusion GPS Obama 2012 Campaign Links

    02/03/2018 11:03:52 PM PST · by Enchante · 71 replies
    Idaho Conservatives ^ | February 3, 2018 | Idaho Conservatives
    Fusion GPS was hired by the Obama for America campaign to perform opposition research against Mitt Romney. Fusion GPS’s job was to gather research and connect reporters who would publish hit pieces while the lawyers made the payments and managed the relationships. In early 2012, the Obama campaign launched a political hit job against Mitt Romney campaign donors.... .... It is clear now that David Corn and Michael Isikoff are all connected to the strategy of hitting “enemies” of Obama. It also seems apparent that Mother Jones and Fusion GPS may have multiple connection points. They may also have been...
  • IRS Apologizes to Pro-Israel Group for Biased Treatment

    02/01/2018 5:01:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/1/18 | Adam Kredo
    A pro-Israel organization that found its nonprofit status subjected to undue scrutiny by the Obama administration's IRS as a result of its advocacy on the Jewish state's behalf reached a settlement Thursday with the Department of Justice that included a formal apology from the U.S. government for subjecting the group to unfair treatment, according to an announcement.The Trump administration's DOJ announced Tuesday that it had reached a settlement with Z Street, a conservative pro-Israel advocacy group that sued the government over allegations the Obama administration subjected the organization to unfair scrutiny as a result of its pro-Israel views. Z Street...
  • The IRS Campaign Against Israel and US (content behind pay wall)

    02/01/2018 10:52:20 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 1, 2018 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    The first IRS viewpoint discrimination case to be filed, Z Street v. IRS, has been settled, with disturbing revelations about how the Internal Revenue Service treated pro-Israel organizations applying for tax-exempt status. I founded Z Street in 2009 to educate Americans about the Middle East and Israel’s defense against terror. We applied for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code in December 2009—a process that usually takes three to six months. Instead, the application languished. In late July 2010, an IRS agent truthfully responded to our lawyer’s query about why processing was taking so long: Z Street’s application...
  • Director Christopher Wray and DOJ wants all names redacted from Memo

    02/01/2018 10:11:14 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 316 replies
    sara carter ^ | sara carter
    BREAKING: @FBI Director Christopher Wray and DOJ wants all names redacted from #FISAMemo putting pressure on White House and House Intelligence Committee, Government officials say ... is releasing names a threat to national security?
  • Dot Org Abuse: #AntiTrump 'American Friends Service Committee-San Diego'

    02/01/2018 7:45:19 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 3 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 2/1/18 | Bob and Laura Parks
    The American Friends Service Committee-San Diego branch held many events on the evening of President Trump's State of the Union and if you were to go by the rules regulating partisanship in order to receive a nonprofit, tax-exempt status, it could be argued a line was crossed. The former scandal-plagued IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was replaced by President Trump appointee David Kautter and he needs to initiate a full review of ALL nonprofits to assume the American people that those entities who've been granted tax-exempt status have not violated the very clear rules and engaged in blatant partisan politics. Some...
  • TOM FITTON: Mueller FBI Implicated in Lois Lerner IRS Scandal

    01/31/2018 12:01:50 PM PST · by tschatski · 91 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1-31-2018 | Cristina Laila
    TOM FITTON: Mueller FBI Implicated in Lois Lerner IRS Scandal – Robert Mueller Cannot be Trusted (VIDEO) January 31, 2018 by Cristina Laila Share Tweet Email SHUT IT DOWN. Robert Mueller was involved in many scandals during his time as FBI Director from 9/4/2001-9/4/2013. From the Uranium One scandal to the Lois Lerner IRS scandal, he cannot be trusted to uncover Obama FBI/DOJ abuses targeting President Trump, says Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton. “One of the things we uncovered in investigating the IRS scandal in getting documents Congress couldn’t get and didn’t want to get was that the Justice Department...
  • Judicial Watch: New Docs Reveal DOJ, IRS, FBI Plan to Seek Criminal Charges of Obama Opponents

    01/31/2018 10:51:23 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 80 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 2015 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official “DOJ Recap” 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...
  • any e-filing tax gurus there? Looking for a simple way to file

    01/29/2018 12:31:27 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 31 replies
    self | 1/29/18 | NewJerseyJoe
    Howdy, FR experts... I would like to e-file my federal taxes. (I qualify.) This is my first time doing this. I went to the IRS site, selected one of the free options, and started the process. It is using the "interview" method and asking me questions about every number I enter. I have already completed the tax form on my computer. I would like to simply enter my numbers on a virtual tax form and file. Are there any simple options like that, or is every site going to ask me (for example) to enter the name and date of...
  • Greenfield: The Obama Government’s Secret Societies

    01/24/2018 10:14:20 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies ^ | 1/24/18 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Obama Government’s Secret Societies Exposing the anti-Trump conspiracy within the DOJ. January 24, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. A week after the election, groups inside and outside the government, some calling themselves Obama Anonymous, had begun meeting to plan the “resistance” to Trump. Unlike the angry protesters in the streets, this resistance wasn’t a new organization. It consisted of Washington D.C. government lifers. At the CFPB, there was a group calling itself Dumbledore’s Army. Within the FBI...
  • Schumer's constituency is the IRS - Still working and now will work overtime for more money

    01/20/2018 6:26:47 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 20 replies
    Ecclesiastes 10:20 | 20 January 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Schumer owns this. The IRS for one will still be working. And, they will be working on authorized overtime now to make up time for getting taxes in. Schumer, Lewis and Cummings specifically are behind all of this. The liberals (both sides) want all of these immigrants here to pay taxes AND to vote to keep the liberals in power while they take advantage of them.
  • Will a government shutdown delay my tax refund?

    01/19/2018 4:21:24 PM PST · by Hadean · 32 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Katie Wedell
    One way this potential government shutdown would be different than in the past -- there’s never been a federal shutdown during tax filing season. Nor has the government been shut down amid the implementation of a massive tax code overhaul. The Internal Revenue Service would lose an estimated 56 percent of its workforce to furloughs if the government shuts down, according to the U.S. Treasury. And it would be happening right when the IRS is updating its guidelines and software, while also fielding questions from the public about new tax laws. Experts told the Washington Post that even a short...