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Beware of Scammers

Posted by taxguru on March 13, 2015

IRS warns of tax scams involving health care law

Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

It’s hard enough dealing with real IRS agents, much less imposters.  The lesson from these scams is that it is crucial to always work with a professional tax advisor who knows the proper procedures for dealing with IRS issues and isn’t afraid to stand up to overly aggressive IRS employees, real or fake.  This is also vital when actual IRS agents are the ones hassling you.

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IRS investigating itself?

Posted by taxguru on February 27, 2015

Some people think that there might be some actual criminal action against Lois Lerner and her accomplices in the IRS because of the recent release of her supposedly lost emails. I can’t be as optimistic about this happening because, as these articles explain, it’s the IRS’s own Inspector General who is threatening legal action. The odds of one branch of the IRS prosecuting another branch are fairly slim.

32,000 emails recovered in IRS targeting probe amid allegations agency chief may have lied  (FoxNews)

IRS watchdog reveals Lois Lerner missing emails now subject of criminal probe  (Washington Times)

Treasury IG: IRS Never Asked for Backup Tapes of Agency Emails (Breitbart)

IRS Withheld Document From Inspector General Showing Existence Of IRS Email Tapes (Conservative TreeHouse)

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Posted by taxguru on February 26, 2015

Lois Lerner Received $129K in Bonuses – for doing such an excellent job harassing enemies of the bHo Regime.

Will Only Suckers Pay The ObamaCare Tax Penalty? – Some more agreement with my assessment of this penalty as being optional.



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Posted by taxguru on February 24, 2015

As the bHo Regime and their DemonRat comrades in Congress succeed in converting more and more privately owned wealth to government owned, it will never be enough to satisfy them.

First Time Ever: Federal Tax Revenues Top $1 Trillion Thru January; Gov’t Still Runs $194B Deficit - The “drunk sailors” in DC can always spend money faster than they can steal it from the taxpayers.

Eye of the beholder…

IRS says budget cuts forced agency to reduce number of tax audits to lowest level in decade – Is this a good thing or a bad one?

TaxCoach Software: Finally! Plain-English Tax Planning That Builds Your Business!

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Kings don’t have to justify their actions…

Posted by taxguru on February 23, 2015

Neither do those who consider themselves to be above the law, as bHo has consistently demonstrated is his mindset.

White House that promised transparency refuses to cooperate with IRS probe

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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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IRS in CYA mode?

Posted by taxguru on February 12, 2015

IRS apologizes for seizing bank accounts of small businesses – IRS not happy about the recent publicity surrounding their stealing money from people.

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Posted by taxguru on February 11, 2015

Please don’t leave! Connecticut tax agency keeps close watch on state’s super-rich - They are correctly aware that many victims of financial rape will eventually move to lower tax areas, such as down here in tax free Florida.


Remember When Taxes Used to Cause Revolutions? – Ah, the good old days, when people didn’t just bend over and allow the various levels of government to have their way with them.  It’s been quite a while since the Howard Jarvis led property tax revolt of Proposition 13 in California in 1978.  We need more of that kind of spirit.


Johnson asks how 80,000 ‘lost’ Lerner emails were recovered by IRS watchdog – The IRS coverup continues.


Is the IRS’s budget problems motivating them to outright steal money from taxpayers?
Small business owners forced to battle IRS over seized bank accounts – This is actually part of the insane and completely unconstitutional “War On Drugs” that allows law enforcement agencies to literally steal money and assets from people on the basis of mere suspicion of drug involvement. It tosses out the normal “Innocent until proven guilty” aspect of our legal system.
However, in the cases cited in this article, it appears that people are bringing this problem onto themselves by trying to avoid the filing of IRS Form 8300 for large cash transactions by obviously breaking them up into amounts just below the $10,000 threshold.  It makes them appear to be hiding something nefarious and is like waving a red flag for IRS to come and hassle them.  If the money is legitimately theirs and they can show that it all came from legal sources, they shouldn’t be afraid to just deposit the full amounts and have the 8300 forms filed.



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IRS Budget Woes

Posted by taxguru on February 6, 2015

For some reason, I’m still having a hard time feeling sorry for IRS’s financial problems when we see stories like these.

Amnesty Bonuses’ in Tax Code: Illegal Immigrants to Receive Earned Income Tax Credit

IRS knowingly rehired tax cheats, other employees with ‘performance’ issues

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Posted by taxguru on February 4, 2015

The blind leading the blind...

IRS Seeks 9,000 New Employees as It Prepares to Enforce Obamacare


IRS Begging for more money for operations:

IRS Chief: “We Still Have Applications That Were Running When JFK Was President” – We’re bound to see more and more stories such as this, under the IRS’s PR campaign to raise the public’s sympathy level to fork over more dough.

Where could IRS possibly find extra money?

IRS offers extra tax refunds to illegal immigrants granted amnesty by Obama

‘Tis the Season:

Thieves Targeting Mailboxes For W-2s, So They Can Steal Tax Refunds – Just as scumbag crooks exploit the Christmas season to steal gifts from vehicles, they ransack mailboxes for items that can be financially rewarding for them.

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