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  • Pence Says He, Trump Will Release Tax Returns

    09/04/2016 1:06:38 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 12 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 03, 2016 | Unknown
    Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence says he and running-mate Donald Trump will release their respective tax returns. The Indiana governor made the vow during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” scheduled to air Sunday. Pence said he’d release his full returns next week and that Trump would release his following the completion of an IRS audit. Trump, a wealthy businessman who has been under pressure to release his returns, has repeatedly said he cannot until the audit is complete. The IRS has said no laws prevents Trump from releasing them. "Donald Trump and I are both going to...
  • Donald Trump's new campaign manager: 'He doesn't hurl personal insults'

    08/21/2016 10:31:09 AM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 21st, 2016 | Dylan Stableford
    Four days after being promoted to manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Kellyanne Conway hit the Sunday morning talk-show circuit to defend both the candidate and her previous criticisms of him — including his decision not to release tax returns before the election. During the Republican primary, Conway — who was then working for a super-PAC supporting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — charged that Trump had built “his businesses on the backs of little guys” and said his tax returns should “be transparent.” “Now that I am on the inside, I know something I didn’t know then, which is he...
  • Trump Campaign Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Taxes

    08/12/2016 5:01:06 PM PDT · by euram · 78 replies
    Trump-Pence ^ | August 12 2016 | Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor
    "Hillary Clinton has turned over the only records nobody wants to see from her – the American public wants to see the 33,000 emails she deleted to obstruct an FBI investigation. We want to see the Clinton Foundation records showing how the Clintons sold our uranium to Russia, ripped off Haiti and cut deals with oppressive regimes around the world. We want to see the pay-for-play emails that Clinton’s Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills, refuses to turn over. We want to see the transcripts of the secret Wall Street speeches Clinton was paid $10,000 dollars-a-minute to give. We want to...
  • Dems Are Now Offering a Reward For Trump's Tax Returns

    07/28/2016 5:57:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 7/28/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Trump has long insisted he can’t release his tax returns because they’re currently under review, reiterating this position on Wednesday at a news conference in Florida. But that’s not stopping Democrats (and Republicans) from wanting to know what’s in them. Some donors have even offered rewards for their release. Moishe Mana, a top fundraiser for Clinton, has offered to give $1 million to the charity of Trump's choice if he makes them public. He joins an unnamed Republican donor working with Clinton ally David Brock who has made a similar offer of $5 million. "Through his financial documents, we are...
  • Priebus: It's up to Trump on whether to release his tax returns

    05/13/2016 3:26:42 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/16 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Donald Trump can make his own decision about whether to release his tax returns before the general election, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Thursday.... ...the billionaire reportedly suggested that he wouldn’t release his tax returns before November. The real estate mogul told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren that while he’s under audit “every single year,” he will “hopefully” release his tax returns before Nov. 8.... “I don’t know the rules on audits and I’m not going to get into that," Priebus said. “Every candidate can make their own decision.”
  • Top 10 Reasons Trump Should Not Release His Tax Returns

    05/12/2016 6:45:07 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 12, 2016 | Robert W. Wood
    Should Donald Trump release his tax returns? It depends on whom you ask. It is not legally required for candidates for public office to release any tax returns. Only tradition requires it. So, perhaps, does the kind of 'nothing to hide' vetting that is supposed to leave no aspect of a candidate's life unexamined. Even so, should he release them? Trump breaks with many traditions. Moreover, there are some good reasons for him not to release them. It is hard not to observe the whole opposite effect that Trump has spawned. Perhaps the growing and increasingly loud cries for Trump...
  • Sanders gave 4 percent of income to charity in 2014

    04/15/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 15, 2016 9:51 PM EDT | Chad Day
    Bernie Sanders released his full 2014 federal tax return Friday, revealing that he mostly lives off a six-figure government salary and donated about 4 percent of his family’s income to charitable causes. Sanders and his wife, Jane, donated $8,350 to charity while reporting an adjusted gross income of about $205,000 that year, according to the couple's joint tax return. The share of his family’s income that went to charity was about one-third the percentage of income that his primary opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, gave to charitable groups. The Sanders campaign...
  • Obamacare's Tax-Time Torment

    03/16/2016 3:36:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | March 16, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    "Where is my 1095-A? This is what it must be like dealing with a government agency in a third world country." That was the lament on Twitter of just one poor citizen this week trying to get his tax records in order. Nationwide, hard-working Americans are struggling to meet the April 18 IRS filing deadline. Standing in the way: the bumbling Obamacare bureaucracy. In Minnesota, an estimated 18,000 people who were on health insurance plans last year offered through MNsure, the state Obamacare health insurance exchange, still haven't received their 1095-A form. It's the "health insurance marketplace statement" required to...
  • Why Donald Trump's Tax Returns May Prove He's Not That Rich

    03/03/2016 8:39:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 121 replies
    Fortune ^ | 03/03/2016 | by Shawn Tully
    The GOP frontrunner appears to have mixed up income and revenue. On two occasions, this writer has spent weeks striving to demystify the Vatican’s finances. Now I’m attempting to solve the riddle of Donald Trump’s income and net worth. Pope Francis, who recently exchanged barbs with Trump over immigration, has bravely promised to open the Vatican’s books. Trump sounds less righteous in claiming that he won’t publicly release his tax returns while he’s being audited by the IRS, but does pledge to eventually make the highly anticipated filings public. Until then, voters can glean a great deal of information from...
  • Gov Nikki Haley just became a liability for Rubio after this was published to social media!

    03/01/2016 11:33:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    News Ninja ^ | Wayne Dupree
    On Monday, Gov. Nikki Haley Took to the stage alongside Sen. Marco Rubio asked for the GOP front-runner Donald Trump to release his tax returns so the other candidates and the media could look them over. Trump responded he is currently in an audit and will release them after that its completed. But through the wondrous works of the Internet, Trump’s social media manager Dan Scavino published a tweet that included Haley’s 2012 video where she took the position of questions asked to release tax returns are only a ploy and distraction, and even she had gone through it during...
  • Still Report - Huck Warns Trump on Taxes

    02/29/2016 7:51:53 AM PST · by mbrfl · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb. 29 2016 | Bill Still
    In an interview with Neal Cavuto, Mike Huckabee gives Donald Trump some sound advice on why he shouldn't release his tax returns.
  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both release their tax returns as they accuse Trump of hiding his behind...

    02/28/2016 9:58:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 28, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have released their tax returns for the last four years and the last five years, respectivelyThe Republican presidential candidates made the documents public as they mount attacks against front-runner Trump for not disclosing Trump is hiding up to five years-worth of his returnsTrump is being audited and said that's why the documents haven't be releasedThe audit 'makes it even more important for him to release his taxes', Cruz argued on a Sunday broadcast of 'Face The Nation' ...
  • Cruz releases partial tax returns

    02/28/2016 11:39:09 AM PST · by gg188 · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/27/16 12:34 PM EST | By PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST
    For 2011 to 2014, Cruz’s campaign released two pages of tax returns for each year. The documents, like those released earlier Saturday by fellow GOP contender Sen. Marco Rubio — don’t reveal many details like which tax breaks he claimed or how much he gave to charity. Rubio's returns were also scant on details.
  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both release their tax returns...

    02/28/2016 1:00:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 28, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have released their tax return information while both attacking Donald Trump, who refuses to release his. On Saturday the Florida senator and the Texas senator made public up to fiver years previous tax information hoping to shame Trump into letting voters see his, too. Rubio released summaries of five tax years Saturday and Cruz later released summaries of four years, from 2011 to 2014, according to NBC News. Cruz accused Donald Trump of hiding his tax returns from voters during Sunday's broadcast of 'Face The Nation'. Cruz said Trump could be hiding as many as...
  • [Vanity] Should Trump Become A Threat,Will Harry Reid Accuse "The Donald" Of Not Paying Taxes?

    02/27/2016 8:02:56 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 43 replies
    And what if it looks like Trump is going to win as we get closer to November? Will Harry Reid start up on Trump? Can you just imagine if Reid starts claiming that Trump hasn't,or hasn't paid enough in taxes? Now you know "The Donald" wont stay silent if Reid tries to mess with him. But can you imagine how Trump would fire back at Reid? the accusations he will throw back at him? Now wouldn't we love to see that? We know Trump will make Reid look like a child in the "Wussy/Clown Corner" of a second grade classroom.
  • Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Release Past Tax Returns in Challenge to Trump

    02/27/2016 7:47:42 PM PST · by ConservativeTeen · 248 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 27, 2016 | Gabe Gutierrez and Phil Helsel
    Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on Saturday released summaries of the of their tax returns, in an effort to shame front-runner Donald Trump into releasing more of his financial documents. Rubio released summaries of five tax years Saturday and Cruz later released summaries of four years, from 2011 to 2014.
  • Trump Needs To Release His Tax Return

    02/27/2016 5:40:53 PM PST · by kjam22 · 274 replies
    vanity | 2/27/2016 | kjam22
    I'm not saying there is any problem with his taxes. I'm just saying.... you know... a lot of people are saying there is.... and he's saying he's been audited 12 years in a row.... and we have to make America great again... we need to know. He should go to a court and get this thing settled. We can't just have it out there. He needs to get a judge to look at it and you know... make a ruling. You know... a lot of people are saying it's a problem. I don't know, but a lot of people are...
  • Marco Rubio Releases Tax Returns for last 13 Years. What is Donald Trump hiding? [ZOT]

    02/27/2016 3:29:05 PM PST · by flfreedom · 204 replies
    Marco Rubio Campaign ^ | 2/27/2016 | FlFreedom
    We cannot let Donald Trump be our nominee without releasing his Tax Returns. If there is a "bombshell" in there, it needs to come out now. If not, a Democrat bureaucrat in the IRS will leak them (just like with Mitt Campaign). A "bombshell" post nomination = President Hillary Clinton. Trump supporters and everyone else should demand this transparency from a possible president...there's too much at stake.
  • Rubio releases partial tax returns

    02/27/2016 5:01:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/27/16 | BRIAN FALER
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, who has been dogged by questions over his personal finances, released portions of his tax returns Saturday, but the documents don't reveal details like which tax breaks he claimed or how much he gave to charity. -snip- Rubio’s release is aimed at increasing the pressure on GOP front-runner Donald Trump to produce his own returns, but the fact that Rubio only released partial returns may undermine his case. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz, who has also been demanding Trump produce tax documents, missed his own self-imposed deadline of Friday for providing his returns.
  • Trump Says He 'Can't' Release His Tax Returns. The IRS Doesn't See Why Not.

    02/27/2016 10:52:51 AM PST · by TBP · 85 replies
    Donald Trump says he would like to release his tax returns to the public, but just can't. "I'm being audited now for two or three years, so I can't do it until the audit is finished, obviously. And I think people would understand that," the Republican front-runner said at Thursday night's Republican debate in Houston. The Internal Revenue Service and tax experts, though, say he can. "Nothing prevents individuals from sharing their own tax information," IRS spokesman Anthony Burke said in an email. Audits aren't out of the norm for someone with Trump's wealth, legal experts say, and there's nothing...
  • Cruz has yet to release promised tax returns

    ATLANTA – Ted Cruz promised in the debate Thursday night to release twin more years worth of tax returns, as a tactic to pressure billionaire Donald Trump to release his own tax records. Two days later, Cruz has yet to do so, and aides put no deadline on the delay. “These things take time,” said Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier. “We’re working on pulling these together and we’re going to release them when they’re ready.”
  • Ted Cruz: Donald Trump is "hiding" his tax returns from voters

    02/27/2016 10:53:15 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 114 replies
    CBS ^ | Feb 27 2016 | Jake Miller
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is "hiding" his tax returns from primary voters who have a right to know what's in them, Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz told "Face the Nation" in an interview taped for Sunday's broadcast.
  • Trump, Cruz and Rubio have failed to release their tax returns (Cruz/Rubio hypocrites)

    02/27/2016 8:11:07 AM PST · by Signalman · 51 replies
    US News ^ | 2/12/2016 | By JEFF HORWITZ and WILL WEISSERT
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have failed to release their tax returns despite promises to do.</p> <p>Mitt Romney offered Republican presidential candidates this advice about a hard-won lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three Republicans leading in national polls don't appear to be listening.</p>
  • IRS to Trump: 'Nothing prevents you from sharing your tax documents'

    02/26/2016 2:22:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 274 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 26, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump claims he can't release his tax returns until he's done being audited by the IRS. But the federal agency on Friday said that's not true. "Federal privacy rules prohibit the IRS from discussing individual tax matters. Nothing prevents individuals from sharing their own tax information," a spokesperson for the IRS said in a statement. The Republican presidential front-runner's refusal to release his tax documents came up repeatedly during Thursday's GOP debate, hours after former Republican nominee Mitt Romney suggested that Trump's reluctance stems from the possibility there might be a "bombshell" in his taxes. "I want to [release...
  • Donald Trump rejects Mitt Romney's ironic tax attack

    02/24/2016 7:03:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2016 | Stephen Collinson, Jeremy Diamond and Hasan Khan
    Donald Trump is leaving the door open to not releasing his tax returns, just hours after Mitt Romney warned Wednesday that the billionaire's tax documents could contain a "bombshell." The GOP front-runner said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that he will "make a determination over the next couple of months" as to whether he will release his tax returns... It was also an attack steeped in irony, since Romney was on the receiving end of similar claims by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, when Democrats eviscerated him over his fortune and business record during the 2012 campaign. Reid...
  • Trump's Second Triad

    02/24/2016 8:25:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies ^ | February 24, 2016 | Hank Adler
    Famously on the Hugh Hewitt radio show, Donald Trump demonstrated that he had not the slightest idea of the United States' nuclear deterrent strategy, the nuclear triad. (The nuclear triad is the ability of the United States to respond to a nuclear attack via strategic bombers, land based intercontinental ballistic missiles and sea based intercontinental missiles. This week, also on the Hugh Hewitt radio show, Mr. Trump responded again to the question of releasing his tax returns: "They're very complex papers, but we're working on it .... I have to ask my accounting people. But we'll be working on it."...
  • Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

    02/12/2016 11:01:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 1:42 PM EST | Jeff Horwitz and Will Weissert
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three Republicans leading in national polls don't appear to be listening. Even as other candidates -- most notably Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush -- have already disclosed years' worth of private tax returns to dispel questions about their personal finances, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have failed to do the same despite promises to do so, sometimes after events that have now come and gone. None of...
  • Minnesota couple plead guilty to huge tax scam (Involving illegals)

    11/17/2015 8:27:22 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    StarTribune ^ | November 17, 2015 - 6:55 PM | By DAN BROWNING , STAR TRIBUNE
    A Shakopee couple pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday in what authorities characterized as a wide-ranging, multimillion-dollar income tax refund scheme that preyed on immigrants in Minnesota and Florida. Mark Arlin Hammerschmidt pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and has agreed to cooperate with authorities investigating the scam. He faces up to nine years in prison. He also agreed to pay more than $1.8 million in restitution to victims.... ark Hammerschmidt obtained official identification papers for the Guatemalan victims and used them to obtain taxpayer identification numbers, then filed multiple years’ worth of fake tax returns in their names supported with...
  • Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

    04/23/2015 12:32:56 PM PDT · by justlurking · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2015-04-23 | Jonathan Allen
    Hillary Clinton's family's charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors. The foundation and its list of donors have been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. Republican critics say the foundation makes Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, vulnerable to undue influence. Her campaign team calls these claims "absurd conspiracy theories. The charities' errors generally take the form of under-reporting or over-reporting, by millions of dollars, donations from...
  • Clinton charities will refile YEARS of tax returns after misreporting tens of millions of dollars

    04/23/2015 7:00:42 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 23, 2015 | Daily Mail
    Clinton charities will refile YEARS of tax returns after misreporting tens of millions of dollars in donations from foreign governments A Reuters investigation uncovered errors in tax returns filed by the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Health Access Initiative For 3 years, the Clinton Foundation reported it had received nothing from foreign and U.S. governments - despite receiving millions previously It will now refile its tax returns from 2010, 2011 and 2012 but has not ruled out reviewing tax returns extending back as many as 15 years The Clinton Health Access Initiative is refiling forms from at least 2 years...
  • Clinton charities now re-filing years of tax returns after Reuters found 'errors'

    04/23/2015 7:22:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/23/2015 | Ed Lasky
    Clinton rules mean they feel entitled to …well…everything. Now that Hillary Clinton has announced her candidacy, even the mainstream media has started to raise questions regarding the Clinton Foundation. In the wake of reports of pay-to-play donations made to the foundation from rogue nations and Iranian sanction busters, Reuters has investigated the disclosures made by the foundation for years and found them wanting. From Jonathan Allen: Hillary Clinton's family's charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation...
  • IRS says it's OK if you fail to say you have insurance on return

    03/31/2015 7:12:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/31/2015 | Rick Moran
    The IRS may be the ogre of government but when it comes to enforcing its rules on Obamacare, it's positively puppyish. Millions of people who don't have insurance are having the penalty waived. They are going to trust that your coverage meets Obamacare mandates without checking.  Now, if you fail to mark your return indicating that you have insurance, why that's perfectly alright with the IRS. Washington Examiner: The Internal Revenue Service told the Washington Examiner it will not penalize anyone who has insurance but neglected to check the box. However, a taxpayer may be asked by the agency if they have...
  • Report Says Former IRS Employees--Think Lois Lerner--Can Still Peruse Your Tax Returns

    03/24/2015 11:33:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/24/2015 | Robert W. Wood
    Could Lois Lerner still take a look at your tax returns on IRS computers? It sounds preposterous, but a new watchdog report says former IRS employees still have access to IRS computer systems long after they have no official business with the information. The report is by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. The GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. In the case of IRS security, the report says not well. This report cites significant deficiencies in the security of IRS financial reporting systems. Millions of Americans who are legally...
  • Mary Burke’s taxing resume problems (WI)

    10/24/2014 11:03:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-23-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Mary Burke’s resume, much like the Democratic candidate for governor, has gone through a lot of changes — particularly during the course of her campaign. And some new tax records obtained by Wisconsin Reporter beg more questions about Burke’s shifting employment record. Burke is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next month’s election. There is “no record” of Mary Burke on Wisconsin’s income tax rolls in 1988. That’s peculiar because Burke did pay $3,514 in 1987, and $3,750 in income taxes in 1989, according to a document from the state Department of Revenue’s Central Tax...
  • The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return

    03/29/2014 9:06:12 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 34 replies
    Bonner & Partners newsletter ^ | March 29, 2014 | Bill Bonner
    The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return By Jeffrey Tucker, Executive Editor, Laissez Faire Books The least of the problems with income tax is that it takes your money. The really big problem is that the income tax takes your life. It gives the government direct access to the things you own and sets up the political-bureaucratic sector to be the final arbiter of what you can and cannot consider to be yours. Illustrating this point is the bitter news that the IRS has considered it completely legal to demand access to your email archive whenever it wants....
  • Congressman Markey's hypocritical tax breaks

    05/27/2013 6:51:39 PM PDT · by Davidmbrown · 7 replies
    David M. Brown's Blog ^ | 5/27/2013 | David M. Brown
    Membership gifts have been used to avoid detection of bribery China's top anti-graft official Wang Qishan on Monday urged disciplinary and supervisory staff to return all membership cards gifted by others. The chief of the Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said during a videophone meeting that the campaign aims to send a signal to the Party and society that anti-graft officials are taking real action to improve their working style as required by the new leadership in December. The country's top leaders have required officials to reduce meetings, condense paperwork, minimize traffic disruption during official visits and exercise frugality....
  • Mitt Romney Tax Returns: Hacked, Up For Bids!?

    09/05/2012 8:41:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hollywood Gossip ^ | September 5, 2012 | Free Britney
    An anonymous individual or group claims to have obtained "all available" tax returns associated with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The alleged hackers claim to have accessed them via computers in the Franklin, Tenn., office of professional services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers. An anonymous posting on a file sharing website claims PwC was hacked; the same site has been used to boast of other high-profile corporate hacks. How'd they pull it off, allegedly? The posting states: "[Romney's tax returns] were taken from the PWC office 8/25/2012 by gaining access to the third floor via a gentleman working on the 3rd floor of...
  • You're Nuts If You Do Your Own Taxes

    04/15/2013 7:20:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/15/2013 | Michael, Bankers Anonymous
    You prepare your own taxes?!? Are you insane? I ran into a friend at the local coffee place recently. She made the mistake of mentioning that her husband prepares their household taxes, by himself. “What? Is he insane?” “I know, seriously, I keep telling him not to.” Dear friend, don’t do this to yourself. I would no more do my own personal taxes than I would hand-sew my wife’s wedding dress, do her hair and makeup just before the ceremony, and then administer the vows for the both of us. Because I might, just might, make a mistake along the...
  • Freep a Poll! (yahoooo. Is it important for the people to see Romney's tax returns?)

    09/24/2012 4:22:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies ^ | 9-24-12 | Yahoo
    Do you think it's important for the public to see Romney's tax returns? . Yes No No opinion
  • Mitt Romney Releases Tax Return for 2011, Showing He Paid 14.1 Percent Tax Rate

    09/21/2012 4:52:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2012 | Philip Rucker and Jia Lynn Yang,
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney earned $13.69 million in 2011, mostly income from his investments, and paid $1.9 million in taxes for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign announced Friday. Following months of political pressure on him to reveal more information about his large personal fortune, Romney released his 2011 tax returns Friday afternoon, as well as a summary of his effective tax rates dating back to 1990. Romney earned $6.8 million from capital gains and another $3.6 million in interest, according to his tax return. None of his income came from wages, the primary source of...
  • Revealed: Mitt Romney’s tax returns (read this and weep, Harry Reid)

    09/21/2012 12:42:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Mitt Romney's campaign released his 2011 tax information this afternoon, as well as a notarized letter from PriceWaterhouseCoopers attesting to Romney’s tax rates from 1990-2009, and I must say: Well played, Romney campaign. Well played, indeed. The Democrats have been making a federal case of Romney's supposed "tax secrecy," with countless ads and speeches and the voice in Harry Reid’s head making Romney out to be a greedy, tax-evading corporate mastermind of epic proportions, but the Romney camp just let them huff and puff until they wore themselves out, and now they're releasing the information on their terms. I'm sure...
  • United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Accused of Filing False Tax Return

    09/14/2012 1:19:49 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 47 replies
    Citing what they call an "impossible transaction" the campaign team for Wendy Long sent out a press release today accusing United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of filing a false tax return in 2010. Here is a copy of the press release: A cursory review of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's taxes indicates a transaction that was impossible. But the New York Times refused to even examine the issue. U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long said, "Two things stand out here: we have a tax code that even a U.S. Senator can't get right and a liberal media goliath that is playing one side...
  • Hackers Steal Romney's Tax Returns?

    09/09/2012 10:45:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Technorati ^ | September 7, 2012 | Craig Blaha
    An anonymous hacking group claims to have stolen Mitt Romney's tax returns from financial services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). PWC denies that there has been any unauthorized access to Mitt Romney or wife Ann's tax information and that any of their systems have been breached. The hacking group sent thumb drives that supposedly contained copies of the returns to the Democratic and Republican county offices in Nashville Tennessee, as well as PWC. The Nashville city paper was among the first to report on the hacking incident. The group announced their demands on Pastebin, a tool that is used by coders to...
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Denies Anonymous Hackers Have Mitt Romney Tax Returns

    09/05/2012 2:05:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    PricewaterhouseCoopers told Whispers Wednesday that it has no evidence an anonymous group hacked its computer systems and stole GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax returns.
  • Mitt Romney Tax Returns Hacked? Alleged Ransom Asks For $1 Million In Bitcoins

    09/05/2012 2:25:57 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 13 replies
    IBT ^ | September 5, 2012 | DAVE SMITH:
    A team of hackers claims to have stolen Mitt Romney's tax returns from PricewaterhouseCoopers' offices in Franklin, Tenn., and is threatening to release them to the public on Sept. 28 unless a $1 million ransom is paid in Bitcoins, the online currency that is difficult to trace and identify. The alleged claim was reported via a pair of anonymous postings on Pastebin, dated on Sept. 2 and Sept. 4. Although several gossip websites have written about the hackers' claim, it is most likely a prank with no veracity; Romney's camp has not commented on the hackers' allegations so far. In...
  • Anonymous group allegedly hacked Romney tax records via Franklin firm

    09/05/2012 8:26:41 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 61 replies
    An anonymous individual or group is alleging that they have gained "all available 1040 tax forms" of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney by accessing computers in the Franklin office of the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. An anonymous posting on a file sharing website states that PwC has been hacked. This same website has been used by hackers who have claimed to have infiltrated computers from companies like Apple in the past. An excerpt from one message states...
  • Vanity - Take out Romeny's contributions, and his tax rate is the same as Obama's.

    08/20/2012 7:46:28 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 15 replies
    me | today | me
    The Obama people have been running ads complaining Romney only pays 15% tax. Well, check his 2011 return draft - he is shown as giving over three million dollars to charity. Take out his charitable contributions, and surprise, his tax rate is just about the same as Obama's.
  • Joan Walsh Accuses Ann Romney Of Throwing 'Tantrum' Over Tax Returns

    08/19/2012 5:51:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to family members of Republican presidential candidates, looks like the MSM has decided they're fair game for attacks. Yesterday we noted how ABC's Bianna Golodryga claimed that Paul Ryan's mother was campaigning in a "very calculated" manner. Today we offer Joan Walsh into evidence. Appearing on the weekend edition of MSNBC's "Hardball," the Salon editor accused Ann Romney of throwing a "tantrum" over her husband's decision to release no more than two years of tax returns. View the video here.
  • Mitt Romney and the Case for a Price List

    08/18/2012 2:42:58 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 18, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Democratic Party smells blood in the water. The Republicans have nominated – for the Presidency! – a rich man, a successful businessman at the top of his profession. Mitt Romney has made millions through his business acumen, invested it wisely, and contributed a great deal to his church and other charities. Mitt Romney’s vision and advice have spurred many a company toward greatness; through his career as a venture capitalist and consultant, he can honestly claim to have done more to “save or create” many thousands of jobs than most politicians of either party could ever dream. The Democratic...
  • Romney offers personal tax details, Democrats want more

    08/16/2012 7:01:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/16/2012 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Seeking to put an end to questions about his personal finances, Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Thursday he paid at least a 13-percent tax rate every year over the last 10 years. Democrats have criticized Romney for not releasing more than two years of tax information and openly asked whether the millionaire former private equity executive has something to hide about his wealth. "I did go back and look at my taxes, and over the last 10 years, I never paid less than 13 percent," Romney told journalists in Greer, South Carolina. "I think the most recent...