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  • Exclusive—Buddy Carter Introduces Bill to Prevent Illegals from Stealing Americans’ SSN

    07/13/2018 11:59:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | 07/13/2018 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday about his new legislation that would prevent illegal immigrants from using Americans’ Social Security numbers, protect citizens’ privacy, and deter illegal immigration. On Wednesday, Rep. Carter introduced H.R. 6333, Tax Identity Protection Act, which would direct the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help protect Americans from illegal immigrants from fraudulently using their Social Security numbers. In his press release this week, the Georgia Republican said that he contacted the IRS and the agency told him that they were not “in the position to notify victims” that their...
  • Pay Up! IRS Now Sending Tax Delinquents’ Names For Passport Denials

    07/09/2018 2:07:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    This is actually a good news story, but only if you’re a law-abiding, taxpaying American citizen.If, however, you’re among more than a third of a million Americans in a tax delinquent category, well, then this is not a good news story.It seems Congress passed a law three years ago requiring the Internal Revenue Service to cull out Americans who have more than $51,000 in overdue back-tax debts. Then, the IRS sends those names in batches over to the State Department where they file the names to deny those folks new passports or passport renewalsEventually, they may be cancelling existing...
  • Affordable Care Act’s unexpected side effect: an IOU to the IRS

    07/08/2018 11:25:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 8, 2018 | Catherine Ho
    Bill and Cathy Stapp stand on the deck of their sailboat Kruzin’ Kitty in Alameda. After being told they were eligible for the Covered California health care plan, they learned their income was too high to qualify for subsidized coverage
  • Thousands of Americans Will Be Denied a Passport Because of Unpaid Taxes

    07/06/2018 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06 July 2018 | Laura Saunders
    IRS officials provide new details on enforcement of law Congress passed in late 2015 At least 362,000 Americans with overdue tax debts will be denied new or renewed passports if they don’t settle these debts, the Internal Revenue Service says. Recently IRS officials have provided new details on the enforcement of a law Congress passed in late 2015. It requires the IRS and State Department to deny passports or revoke them for taxpayers who have more than $51,000 of overdue tax debt. Enforcement began in February. An IRS spokesman says the 362,000 people are current tax debtors who are affected...
  • UBS whistleblower exposes 'political prostitution' all the way up to President Obama

    08/29/2016 2:43:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 25 August 2015 | Ian Allison
    UBS, the world's largest wealth manager, is facing embarrassment over fresh revelations going back to the tax investigation that led to the collapse of Swiss banking secrecy. Two significant events are looming before UBS. The first is the possibility of a public trial in France, featuring UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld, concerning historic tax evasion allegedly orchestrated by the bank. That could happen this year. The other is the publication this October of Birkenfeld's scathing new book, Lucifer's Banker, which covers his time at UBS. The tax evasion controversy, which was first highlighted in 2005, subsequently involved the US Department of...
  • Treasury, IRS reveal a postcard-size form to file your taxes

    06/29/2018 3:28:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 29, 2018 | Liz Moyer
    The GOP's long-promised change is an offshoot of a tax overhaul last year that cut corporate rates and winnowed down the number of individual tax brackets. On Friday, the Treasury Department and IRS unveiled the new postcard, which will replace the current forms 1040, 1040A and 1040 EZ.
  • Weekly Update: McCain Staffer Suggested Financially Ruinous Audits to Lois Lerner

    06/23/2018 11:49:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 22, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Target Conservative Groups JW Sues for Mueller Deputy Andrew Weissmann’s Text Messages Judicial Watch Seeks Obama-Era Records on Refugee Resettlement Sites The Strange Case of McAuliffe & McCabe — Another Clinton/FBI Scandal McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Target Conservative Groups Little is as unnerving as trouble with the IRS, especially if you haven’t done anything wrong. That happened repeatedly during the Obama administration, as his IRS enthusiastically targeted conservative groups. We’re now understanding why the Congress didn’t do much of anything about it. We just released internal IRS documents revealing...
  • McCain Colluded with IRS to Target Conservatives [semi-satire]

    06/23/2018 9:50:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 June 2018 | John Semmens
    In documents recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, Judicial Watch found that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was actively colluding with the IRS to harm the TEA Party groups that he mendaciously courted in his successful 2010 reelection bid. These groups are believed to have played a significant role in Republicans capturing a majority in Congress. A Democratic majority in both Houses of Congress enabled the passage of the Affordable Care Act (which came to be known as Obamacare) on a straight party line vote in late 2009. The loss of this majority constituted a serious impediment to the...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director...

    06/22/2018 11:47:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 21, 2018 | Judicial Watch
    Headline: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel. The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an...
  • Stunning Confirmation: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Showing McCain Staff Urging IRS To

    06/22/2018 10:12:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 21, 2018 | sundance
    It has long been suspected; the footprints and fingerprints were always present; McCain repeatedly denied it…. now the evidence surfaces.For those who remember the issues when the IRS, White House and DOJ organized the post 2010 election “shellacking” targeting of Tea Party groups, the latest discovery from Judicial watch is confirmation of a long-held opinion.  John McCain was instrumental in supporting the weaponization of the IRS to target tea party groups.WASHINGTON DC – […]  In the full notes of an April 30, 2013, meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer [Henry] Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating....
  • So IRS Tea Party persecutor Lois Lerner had help all along: John McCain

    06/22/2018 6:10:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    How's this for sneaky? Sen. John McCain, not too long after seeking conservative and Republican votes in his failed 2008 bid for the presidency, went right after those same conservative voters without telling them, by egging on the IRS to ruin them. It's the sort of political back-stabbing that defies belief, taking an active role in destroying the Tea Party, which was an authentic grassroots movement of local groups calling for smaller government. But sure enough, Judicial Watch has found McCain's central role right there in the documents: Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing...
  • McCain’s Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

    06/22/2018 5:37:25 AM PDT · by libstripper · 59 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 21,2018 | Judicial Watch Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.
  • McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

    06/21/2018 6:40:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 48 replies
    Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.
  • Why the I.R.S. Should Go After Trump

    06/16/2018 8:03:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    NYT ^ | 06 15 2018 | Philip T. Hackney
    As a former attorney for the chief counsel of the I.R.S. who specialized in nonprofit organizations, I believe Mr. Trump is also criminally liable for his actions. If I were still at the I.R.S., based on the lawsuit, I would make a criminal referral, on charges of tax evasion or false statements on a tax return, or both. On the tax evasion charge, the government must demonstrate that the defendant willfully failed to pay a tax he owed and acted to disguise or attempted to disguise that evasion. For a false statement charge, the government must show the defendant willingly...
  • Filing tax return and finding dependent has also claimed same exemption

    06/06/2018 12:21:12 PM PDT · by George from New England · 34 replies
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    Have found that months after I filed i.r.s. tax return, that a dependent filed and started to claim themselves as a dependent. Had 5 kids and this is the last one. Both of us seem to be stuck in limbo. I.R.S. is dragging their asses, no irs notice dates promised are met, no refunds issued at all. I would file a 1040-X amended return but I am under the impression that a return has to be accepted and processed in order to amend it. Can those freepers that had this happen, comment.
  • 'I didn't have scandals,' Obama seemingly jokes in tech conference talk

    05/25/2018 6:25:20 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/25/18 | By Nicole Darrah
    Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday seemingly joked to an audience at a Las Vegas tech conference that his eight-year presidency was scandal-free. "I didn't have scandals, which seems like it shouldn't be something you brag about," Obama said, according to Newsweek. The 44th president was reportedly referencing the scandal-plagued Trump administration, saying that "if you look at the history of the modern presidency, coming out of the modern presidency without anybody going to jail is really good. It's a big deal."
  • I.R.S. Warns States Not to Circumvent State and Local Tax Cap

    05/24/2018 6:44:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley
    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to crack down on states that try to circumvent a new limit on the state and local tax deduction, saying on Wednesday that it will not allow local governments to find creative ways to help individuals fully deduct those taxes. The I.R.S. warning comes in response to states, like New York, that have looked for ways to blunt the impact of a new $10,000 cap on the state and local tax deduction, known as SALT. The cap, which was included in last year’s $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul, hit predominantly Democratic, high-tax...
  • The IRS Doesn’t Know Who’s Accessing Its Most Sensitive Data

    05/22/2018 10:51:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Nextgov ^ | 05/21/2018 | Joseph Marks
    The Internal Revenue Service hasn’t accurately cataloged all the components of its highest value hardware and software systems and doesn’t have a clear count of who has privileged access to those systems, according to an audit released Monday. The IRS also likely isn’t patching software vulnerabilities on its highest value assets within the 30-day timeframe required for federal agencies, according to the audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Because the agency doesn’t maintain historical data about patching, however, it’s difficult to say for certain how long vulnerabilities are going unpatched, the audit states.
  • How Will Meghan Markle's Finances Change Now that She Married Harry?

    05/19/2018 8:32:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Investopedia ^ | 05/19/2018 | By Amy Fontinelle
    The marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is anything but ordinary. Even among royal marriages it’s unique because Meghan is American – and, like many Americans, she is biracial. But while her race isn’t a issue, her nationality is – thanks to the U.S. tax code.Prince Harry, Meet the IRS American citizens like Markle, who was born in Los Angeles, must report their worldwide income to the IRS even while living abroad. (For more, see How to Pay Taxes If You're Overseas.) She will have to file U.S. tax returns and Foreign Bank Accounting Report (FBAR) forms, assuming she...
  • Embattled N.Y. AG let Clinton Foundation skip naming foreign donors,,,,

    05/09/2018 5:56:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 5/09/18 | WND?????????
    "Embattled N.Y. AG let Clinton Foundation skip naming foreign donors Enabled possible hiding of special favors while Hillary was secretary of state" Disgraced New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman looked the other way and allowed the Clinton Foundation to flout a rule requiring the organization to list foreign donors in its charitable filings, according to reports. This move makes it nearly impossible to determine if the Clinton Foundation received special favors while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, the New York Post reported. Findings from a Scripps News investigation revealed the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Health Access...