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  • Source: Fans upset by protests can get Sunday Ticket refunds

    09/27/2017 5:11:36 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | 09/27/2017 | Darren Rovell
    irecTV is offering unprecedented refunds for fans who want to cancel their NFL Sunday Ticket package, if they inform the company that they are doing so due to the recent protests during the national anthem, a source confirmed. Once the season starts, fans usually cannot cancel their subscriptions, but AT&T, which owns DirecTV, decided to change the policy due to the sensitivity of the issue. The price of the package, which allows fans to get out-of-market games, is about $280. An AT&T spokesperson declined to confirm the cancellation policy and said the company would have no numbers to share. The...
  • Stein to recount donors: Vote on how you want me to waste your money next

    12/13/2016 3:29:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 13, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Well, why not? Donors to Jill Stein’s ludicrous efforts to recount states with too-large-to-change gaps wasted their money while promising the undeliverable. Her fantasies about roving bands of hackers carrying floppy disks visiting every voting machine in only states that Donald Trump won turned out to be paranoid delusions. Wisconsin’s statewide recount, 70% of which was done by hand, produced only a 0.055% change in the outcome … and increased Trump’s lead by 131 votes. Michigan’s results before the recount got shut down at the 40% mark show a similarly small net change (0.078%). Fresh off of that success, Stein...
  • Hollywood is cashing in on tax benefits around the country while delivering little in return

    11/08/2015 3:14:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Here’s an interesting way the government is blowing your tax dollars, but more on the state and local level than the federal. As much as I love movies, (well, some of them anyway) the process of making them involves a lot of money. This won’t come as a surprise to anyone who follows the box office numbers on a regular basis. In 1980 the average cost of making a Hollywood film was $4.3M. By last year the average had gone up to $200M and studios are spending up to $100M just on marketing for the big ticket pictures. With that...
  • Obama-Care Screwed Me

    10/10/2015 5:23:19 PM PDT · by MrMarbles · 29 replies
    10.10.2015 | Mr. Marbles
    For the first time in my life of fifty-one years, I still haven't received my tax refund because of the Obamacare portion of my taxes. I waited two hours on the phone in early September to finally talk to an IRS agent, only to be told I should give my situation another 60 days because the agency is so overwhelmed with Obamacare crap they are trying to process.
  • Colorado Lawmakers Scramble to Keep Millions in Marijuana Taxes (Refund Madness)

    04/02/2015 2:59:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 4/01/15 | JACK HEALY
    DENVER In the State Capitol, they are calling it Refund Madness. A year after Colorado became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales, millions of tax dollars are rolling in, dedicated to funding school construction, marijuana education campaigns and armies of marijuana inspectors and regulators. But a legal snarl may force the state to hand that money back to marijuana consumers, growers and the public and lawmakers do not want to. The problem is a strict anti-spending provision in the state Constitution that touches every corner of public life, like school funding, state health care, local libraries...
  • IRS paid out $5.8 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year - 6.5m people in the US are 112

    03/14/2015 7:04:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/14/15
    IRS paid out $5.8 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year as Social Security records show that 6.5m people in the US are 112 Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112. In reality, only few could possibly be alive. As of last fall, there were only 42 people known to be that old in the entire world. But Social Security does not have death records for millions of these people, with the oldest born in 1869, according to a report...
  • Obamacare Tax Traps Are Ready to Grab Your Refund (RATS gloat over fake Husseincare numbers)

    02/19/2015 3:48:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Fiscal Times via MSN ^ | 2/19/14 | Edward Morrissey
    **SNIP** Consumers who get married, divorced, or have children between now and the next enrollment period will find making changes a convoluted, multi-step process. After hundreds of millions of dollars spent on the initial rollout and tens of millions spent to fix the system afterward, HHS and insurance companies will still rely on clunky workarounds and manual spreadsheets, Politico reported this week. And that 11.4 million enrollment figure? Thats largely overstated too, Avik Roy writes at Forbes. First, its cumulative; it represents the total number of those who completed applications and those previously enrolled. This years additions are also signups,...
  • Coming this tax season from the IRS: More identity-theft risk, longer hold times and refund checks..

    01/14/2015 2:31:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/15 | Chris Spargo
    Coming this tax season from the IRS: More identity-theft risk, longer hold times and refund checks that take a WEEK longer to arrive The IRS, long Americans' least-favorite government agency, is likely to be a lot less popular this tax season - refunds will be slower, the risk of identity theft will be higher and there will be longer hold times to reach customer service. By some estimates, fewer than half of the taxpayers who call the IRS will be able to speak to a representative. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen revealed to the changes to employees in a memo -...
  • Half of Obamacare subsidy recipients may owe refunds to the IRS

    01/03/2015 6:45:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/03/2015 | Justin Green
    As many as 3.4 million people who received Obamacare subsidies may owe refunds to the federal government, according to an estimate by a tax preparation firm. H&R Block is estimating that as many as half of the 6.8 million people who received insurance premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act benefited from subsidies that were too large, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The ACA is going to result in more confusion for existing clients, and many taxpayers may well be very disappointed by getting less money and possibly even owing money," the president of a tax preparation and education...
  • How Obamacare could delay your tax refund

    12/28/2014 7:11:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/26/14 | Ray Martin
    If you're one of the almost 6 million individuals who received a government subsidy toward the health insurance you bought on Healthcare.gov or your state's insurance exchange, then prepare for a possible delay in processing your 2014 tax return and refund. That's because folks who bought subsidized health insurance will receive a new tax form called Form 1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. The insurance exchanges are supposed to provide these forms. The problem is it's unclear whether the processing steps for this form have been finalized. In the past, whenever new forms and processing procedures aren't finalized and changes are...
  • Russia prefers France pay refund instead of delivering warships it ordered

    12/21/2014 7:29:27 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 9 replies
    Liveleak,com ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 minutes ago | unknown
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=132_1419174652 Mistral Deal In Doubt: France Either Delivers Warships Or Give Moscow Refund, Says Russian Official Sounds like Russia realizes buying French warships is not a good idea, but France is now stuck in EU sanctions which prohibits it from delivering the warships. Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov has told Interfax that France must decide by the end of the year if it will deliver two mistral class warships or give Moscow a refund. He also reportedly said that the second option of a refund "might even be preferable."
  • Maness: Landrieu Must Provide 'Full Disclosure' or Refund All Flights to Taxpayers

    09/14/2014 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/14/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    One of Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) Republican challengers, Colonel Rob Maness, has called on her to "produce specific details of each flight" included in the 11 page spreadsheet of "mixed-purpose" charter flights she took between 2002 and 2014 released by her campaign on Friday and described as a "full report." "[I]f the Senator refuses to provide full disclosure for these flights," Maness told Breitbart News in an e-mail on Sunday, "she should immediately refund taxpayers for these 'mixed-purpose' chartered flights." Breitbart News reported on Saturday that Landrieu's own press statement on Friday identified 43 such chartered flights she took between...
  • Boulder County to refund $5.6M in assessments after judge invalidates paving district

    07/28/2014 9:17:50 PM PDT · by catnipman · 4 replies
    The Daily Camera ^ | 7/28/14 | John Fryar
    Boulder County is moving forward with plans to refund $5.6 million in assessments paid by homeowners after officials announced they won't appeal a judge's ruling that the county exceeded its authority in forming a local improvement district to pay for the repaving of roads in rural subdivisions. ...
  • Where's my CA state tax refund? (Vanity)

    05/27/2014 3:20:25 PM PDT · by Sergio · 21 replies
    Myself | 5/27/2014 | Sergio
    Anyone having issues with their California state tax refund.
  • Democrats Scramble to Distance Themselves from Obamacare (RATS want a refund)

    11/01/2013 3:13:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/30/13 | Wynton Hall
    **SNIP** Other Democrats now say they agree with Republicans that a delay of the individual mandate may be the only way to salvage the disaster and save face. "I think the administration is going to have to look at it [delay of the individual mandate]. and I'd encourage them to do so," said Rep. Gene Green (D-TX). Five Democrats have now asked for the Obama Administration to seek a refund from the contractors responsible for the Obamacare website fiasco. Reps. Ron Barber (D-AZ), William Enyart (D-IL), Pete Gallego (D-TX), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Filemon Vela (D-TX) wrote a letter to...
  • Opt-Out Obamacare Penalty Can't Be Enforced -- Unless You Get a Tax Refund

    10/24/2013 10:48:07 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 98 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10-24-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    October 24, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: For those of us who take as long as we can to pay our taxes, October 15th was the extension filing date for 2012, and I dutifully was in there. My accountant, who is almost afraid to be my accountant because he thinks he's gonna get targeted, too, just 'cause his name's on my return, he said, "Look, you may not know this, but you keep talking about these Obamacare fines if you don't buy a policy. Do you know that under the law --" and I had to go look it up. Not...
  • Tax return: WI Senate passes $100 million property tax cut

    10/16/2013 7:12:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-16-13 | Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON After more than an hour of political ping pong Tuesday, with the taxpayer playing the familiar role of ball, most Senate Democrats agreed with Republicans that a $100 million property tax cut was too good a deal to pass up. Or, perhaps, political suicide to turn it down. Last week, Democrats gave Gov. Scott Walker and legislative Republicans an earful after Walker called a special session to pass a $100 million property tax cut last week. Mike Tate, chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, called the tax cut a gimmick. Sen. President Mike Ellis, R-Neenah, excoriated senate...
  • Now thats better: WI ends fiscal year with $760 million surplus

    10/15/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-15-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON Better than expected. Thats been the story of state revenue and surplus in Wisconsin over the past year and a half. An improving economy has pushed the states surplus up to $759.2 million, according to the Wisconsin Department of Administration State Controllers Offices Annual Fiscal Report released Monday. Thats up nearly $90 million from the last budget estimate earlier this year, and an increase of $274.5 million higher than the $484.7 million projected in the Legislative Fiscal Bureaus 2013 re-estimates in January. Word of the better-than expected balance, which doesnt take into account the hundreds of millions of...
  • Pay to See Senator Speak

    08/21/2013 9:18:55 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 4 replies
    WNDU.COM ^ | 8-21-13
    " U.S. Senator Dan Coats has canceled a trip to Michiana. The senator was supposed to speak in Elkhart at a Lerner Theater reception on Wednesday. But The Elkhart Truth reports that business in Washington, D.C. is keeping him away. Those who registered for the reception should have been contacted Tuesday about a refund.
  • Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Widespread (Durham scheme reaches several states, federal returns)

    04/29/2013 4:04:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 4/29/13 | Don Carrington
    DURHAM A stolen-identity tax refund scheme uncovered by a Durham retiree in March apparently is so widespread that one federal official has described it as the No. 1 tax scam for 2013. Its called SIRF, stolen identity refund fraud, and it affects an untold number of innocent taxpayers, costing the federal government billions. It relies on two weaknesses in the operations of the Internal Revenue Service: its desire to get returns to taxpayers quickly, and a timing gap in how it deals with employees and employers. In short, criminals file fake tax returns in the name of a taxpayer,...