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Posted by taxguru on March 25, 2015

From Conan O’Brien via NewsMax:

Tea party candidate Ted Cruz announced he’s running for president. He says he wants to abolish the IRS. So today Cruz was endorsed by Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, and Willie Nelson.

From Argus Hamilton:

Mitt Romney said Friday that the biggest mistake he made in the last presidential election was not connectiong with minorities. His wealth was never an issue. People say that money is not the key to happiness, but Americans have always believed that with enough money, you can have a key made.

Hillary Clinton appeared at a forum in Washington sponsored by the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress Monday where she apoke about the problem of income inequality. She gets three hundred grand per speech. Democrats believe it’s okay to be rich as long as you just feel awful about it.

Israel spied on the U.S.-Iran nuclear talks and gave the intel to House Republicans. The White House learned of Israel’s spying on the U.S.-Iran talks by spying on Israel. The White House wouldn’t spy on Israel but they’re registered as a conservative non-profit so the NSA and IRS are all over them.

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Wisdom from Dilbert

Posted by taxguru on March 23, 2015

I’m not a fan of following celebrities’ Twitter feeds, but I couldn’t resist checking out what Dilbert creator Scott Adams claimed was a collection of his best tweets.  He had some good ones regarding topics I like to include in this blog, such as these.

I knew a guy with passion to be a pro golfer and the brain to be a great accountant. He followed his passion. He’s homeless now.

Bank said by phone it takes ten days to issue new credit card. I said it is 2015 where I am and asked what decade I had called.

My grandfather used to give me a quarter whenever I visited him on the farm. It taught me a valuable lesson about being underpaid.

Time is money. Money is power. Power corrupts. So don’t give anyone your time because it will corrupt them.

I tell people that money can’t buy happiness just to reduce the odds of being robbed.

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Celebrity Tax Troubles

Posted by taxguru on March 10, 2015

A funny observation from today’s episode of NewsBusted.

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PITA Clients

Posted by taxguru on March 1, 2015

I’m sure every tax pro can relate to having had a few clients like in this excerpt from Broad City.  This CPA handled it brilliantly.

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Posted by taxguru on February 25, 2015

From Jimmy Fallon via NewsMax:

The White House announced that many Obamacare customers got the wrong tax information and may have to refile their taxes this year. It’s pretty inconvenient — mainly just remembering what you lied about the first time you filed your taxes.

From Seth Meyers via NewsMax:
Boston’s city council is considering increasing its alcohol tax. The plan would raise an estimated $900 million billion trillion.

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Posted by taxguru on February 21, 2015

From Argus Hamilton:

Internal Revenue Service officials complained Tuesday that budget cuts were severely restricting the ability of the IRS to provide service to taxpayers. It’s frenetic. IRS agents are so buried by work they automatically referred the rapper Ice Tea for an audit just assuming he was a conservative group.

Hillary Clinton agreed to testify to the House committee on the Benghazi attack but the House can’t get State’s records. The president’s in the clear. President Obama can prove he knew nothing about a terrorist attack on the consulate, he was too busy not knowing anything about the IRS scandal.

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Song about taxing the evil rich…

Posted by taxguru on February 12, 2015

This week’s song on the Capitol Steps’ website is a tribute to bHo’s desire to steal as much income from the evil rich so that he can buy votes and shower gifts on campaign contributors.

Download the MP3: If I Tax A Rich Man

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Posted by taxguru on February 4, 2015

From Jimmy Fallon via Newsmax:

Yesterday Obama presented a $4 trillion budget that he says would help the middle class. Then the middle class said, “You know what? How about you just give us the $4 trillion? We’ll figure out what to do with it.”

President Obama unveiled a $4 trillion budget for 2016 that would increase taxes on the wealthy and spend more money on education. He also made a snowball and put it in the oven, just to see which would last longer, his budget or the snowball.

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Tax Season has begun

Posted by taxguru on January 22, 2015

From Jimmy Kimmel via Newsmax:

Today was the first day you could file a tax return. If you filed a tax return today, congratulations, nerd.

People who file their taxes on the first day are the grown-up version of the kids who ask the teacher for extra homework in school.

The IRS suggests filing early to reduce the chance that someone will steal your identity and file before you. Honestly, if somebody wants my identity so badly they’ll file my tax return for me, go crazy. You can mow my lawn while you’re at it, too.

Parody from National Report:

IRS Declares Bankruptcy: Many Refunds Due Cancelled

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Another parody that could come true?

Posted by taxguru on January 12, 2015

I have always been a  big fan of parody and satire when it’s done well.  The Onion and National Report have been turning out great satire on the web.  I can’t resist the urge to post the tax related ones that may soon become reality, such as this one from National Report.

California Withholding Tax Refunds Due in 2015 Until 2016 –  This is so effective because it piggybacks on tactics that the rulers of the PRC have actually used in previous years, delaying tax refund payments in order to help the State’s cash flow.  It has also long been true that the FTB is much more ruthless and aggressive than the IRS when it comes to collecting taxes that it believes are owed.  It is not a parody that the FTB actually helps train IRS agents on how to more effectively squeeze money out of people.

 

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