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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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Beware of parodies

Posted by taxguru on November 12, 2014

National Report is at it again, and there is a good chance that some people will see this parody and think it’s true. 

Congress Eliminates Child Tax Credit, Mortgage Deduction And E.I.T.C From Tax Code

Update: It looks like some people did fall for this spoof and Snopes had to officially debunk it.

 

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Posted by taxguru on November 5, 2014

From Fred Thompson:

A new report shows that illegal poppy farming in Afghanistan is at an “all time high”, despite the US spending $7.6 billion trying to stop it. Maybe we should subsidize it instead. Stopped Solyndra cold.

 

From Argus Hamilton:

Canadian and U.S. officers last week surveilled Islamic converts prone to join ISIS whom profilers had refused exit passports. It’s a dilemma. North America is full of young men who want to join the violent armed group with no respect for Western laws, but the IRS is not hiring.

 

 

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IRS Refund Parody Fools Some People

Posted by taxguru on October 4, 2014

The Onion isn’t the only parody site that fools people with what appear to be true news stories.  This one from The National Report fooled some people because, as with all good humor, it is something that people could very easily believe to be true.  Of course, with the continuing financial fiasco in DC, I wouldn’t bet against something like this becoming reality in the future. 

2014 Federal Tax Refunds To Be Delayed Until October 2015

I learned about this from an article on Snopes.com.

 

 

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If not Accounting, what profession?

Posted by taxguru on August 6, 2014

I’ve been a huge  fan of Monty Python’s Flying Circus since I first saw them on TV in the early 1970s.  They had a series of live reunion shows in July at the O2 Arena in London.  The final show, on Sunday, July 20, 2014 was broadcast all over the world and was great.  

Here is a funny sketch from that final show making fun of Chartered Accountants, which are the UK equivalent of CPAs.  

 

 

In case YouTube blocks this video, here is a link to it on my ScreenCast page.

 

 

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