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Posted by taxguru on October 8, 2009

Tax the Rich? How’s That Working? – Idiotic politicians always assume that they can just continue to financially rape the people with the money and they will just stand still and allow it to happen. While that worked for Roman Polanski, who was able to prevent his 13 year old victim from leaving by drugging her up, more and more wealthy people are taking actions to stop it, such as leaving the high tax states. How hard is it for the mental midgets in power to understand the concept that five percent of billions of dollars will result in a lot more revenue than ten percent of nothing?

Mrs. Pelosi’s VAT. The Speaker floats a middle-class tax hike. – It looks like we may have missed our opportunity to enact something like the FairTax national sales tax to replace the current income and payroll taxes. Our rulers in DC want to have it in addition to all of the taxes we currently have and the hundreds of new ones the insatiable spendaholics in DC are cooking up. The analogy of Queen Nancy’s vat as a witch’s cauldron of poison does seem to fit on several levels.

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New IRS Phone Scam

Posted by taxguru on October 8, 2009

It appears that our friends at the real IRS have even more competition in separating people from their money from imposters.

Earlier this morning, a client called and said that there was a voice mail message on her husband’s cell phone, claiming to be from the IRS and that they needed to call back by the end of business today.  I didn’t recognize the 800 number given as being one of the regular ones that IRS uses.

Instead of calling that number back, we decided that it would be best for her to call the main IRS info line at 1–800–829–1040 and ask them to pull up her account. 

She just called us back and said that when she called the main IRS switchboard, they had no pending actions against them or anything else that would have warranted any contact from an IRS agent.  They also told her that they didn’t even have any of their cell phone numbers in their database.

So, this was obviously another scam from some scumbag looking to trick people into revealing their personal identification, credit card and bank info, much like the email version that I mentioned last month

 

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