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Archive for April, 2013

Posted by taxguru on April 28, 2013

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More IRS Employee Holidays

Posted by taxguru on April 21, 2013

Drudge had this story in today’s news:

 IRS to Close for 5 Days Due to Furloughs

Just like the canceled White House tours, this appears to be nothing more than IRS’s chance to make a symbolic gesture regarding the evil sequester so as to intentionally inconvenience the public and prompt them to clamor for more money for IRS.  Hopefully, this will also backfire on the Regime.

 

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Posted by taxguru on April 19, 2013

From Argus Hamilton:

Oklahoma City residents were shocked Tuesday when they felt two earthquakes hit the city measuring nearly five points on the Richter scale. It’s a sign of the times. The California economy is so terrible that even the earthquakes are moving back to Oklahoma.

 

From Jimmy Kimmel:

A man in New York City is convicted of stealing more than $376,000 worth of copy machine toner from the law firm he worked for. They’re known for their work with big corporations and investment banks, and also for not ever having any toner in their copier.

Adrian Rodriguez pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny. They caught him black handed.

 

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NewsBusted Tax Jokes

Posted by taxguru on April 19, 2013

Some excellent true to life observations from this week’s episode of NewsBusted:

 

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Tax Mess

Posted by taxguru on April 19, 2013

Allen West has this great summary of the mess our tax system has become, starting with an analysis of George Harrison’s “TaxMan” song.  He even mentions what I have been saying for decades; that our “Progressive” tax rate structure, which punishes success, has its roots in the Communist Manifesto.

 

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Posted by taxguru on April 17, 2013

From Argus Hamilton:

Jay-Z released a rap song ripping President Obama for not backing him up on his trip to Cuba Friday. He’d just been at the White House. President Obama is a big fan of hip hop music, in fact he’s the first president to have his own rap nickname, Biggie Deficits.

 

U.S. senators proposed various pathways to citizenship for illegal aliens Sunday. They all want the American dream. In this country, with a little hard work, a little luck and scrupulous bookkeeping, anybody can die owing the government a huge amount of money.

 

President Obama’s tax return showed he only paid eighteen percent of his income in taxes Monday. He made only half the money he made last year and only a third of what he earned the year before that. You can’t make it up, even Obama is doing badly under Obama.

 

From Jimmy Kimmel:

Today is April 15. You have 20 minutes to get your taxes in.

 

This is the most stressful day of the year for accountants, small business owners, and Wesley Snipes.

 

Why does the government charge us postage to send in our tax returns? We have to pay them to pay them. It’s like giving a slice back to the pizza delivery guy. How about you just deduct 75 cents from what I already paid?

 

 

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Posted by taxguru on April 16, 2013

From Argus Hamilton:

President Obama paid taxes on six hundred grand in income Friday. He made eight hundred grand last year and a million-seven the year before. While other politicians just talk about economic decline under President Obama, President Obama leads by example.

 

President Obama received a letter from celebrities and musicians Friday who asked him to ease U.S. drug laws and eliminate jail time for users and dealers. The petition is no surprise. If cocaine could do taxes it would list celebrities and musicians as dependents.

 

Congress voted Friday to shield federal officials from having to post their financial dealings online. It overrides last year’s Stock Act meant to catch U.S. officials when they engage in insider trading. Now when NORAD operators spot North Korean missiles in the air they face the difficult choice of either shooting them down or selling Samsung short.

 

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0baMao Loves Tax Day

Posted by taxguru on April 15, 2013

Another member of the Bush family pokes fun at our imperial ruler and his favorite day of the year.

 

 

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Posted by taxguru on April 15, 2013

 Likely tax cheats flock South, West –  A look at the IRS’s audit selection process.  Of course, as always, they begin from the premise that everyone cheats on their taxes and then they try to determine whose cheating is costing the almighty Federal government the most money.  We are all guilty and have to prove our innocence to the IRS’s satisfaction.

 

Wealth tax to pay for EU bail-outs –  This is in Germany, but we know our rulers in DC are considering the same kind of thing here.

 

Background checks amount to ‘new tax on guns,’ Coburn insists –  Taxes are intended to punish certain behaviors, so this fits the bill.

 

President Obama’s Weirdest New Taxes –  He and his regime never tire of thinking up ways to separate the private sector from its wealth and enlarge the Federal government.

 

Tax-portation bill. Senate passes $500M tax hike –  Why the nickname of Taxachusetts still applies to that state.

 

Medicare hike in Obama budget could hit some in middle class –  They call it “Means Testing.” I call it “Mean Testing” because it punishes people who have made good decisions. 

 


President Obama’s budget would increase Medicare premiums for wealthier seniors –  In this case, Evil Rich is defined as annual income over $85,000 per person, including the mandatory withdrawals from retirement accounts that people over 70.5 have to take..

 

IRS denies using emails to target taxpayers –  The funniest thing I have seen in quite a while;  IRS claiming to respect taxpayer rights and privacy.  That’s not how it works in the real world.

 

Tax Freedom Day 2013 is April 18 — Five Days Later than Last Year –  Just a few more days and what we earn is ours and not slave labor for our masters.

 

Obama’s budget levies $1 trillion in new taxes; That’s compromise? –  Of course it’s compromise when he stared with twice as much in new taxes.

 

Mitt Romney was right (on taxes) –  According to this poll, most people agree with the premise that taking steps to legally reduce one’s tax burden is acceptable and not inherently unpatriotic, as the DemonRat leaders claim.

 

Obama’s 2014 budget numbers are based on bad math, phantom revenues, imagined spending cuts and a middle-class tax hike –  They seem perfectly reasonable on the planet that the DC DemonRats inhabit.

 

 

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Posted by taxguru on April 13, 2013

From Argus Hamilton:

The IRS hired more agents to collect all they can from taxpayers Friday. The tax form raises questions. When L.A. residents get to the question asking if you are a farmer, they want to know if the IRS and DEA share information or if it’s more like the FBI and the CIA.

 

The Rolling Stones announced Tuesday they will tour the U.S. this summer beginning in Los Angeles in May. The group is now touring in its sixth decade. There are still drugs available for their friends in the dressing room, but now there’s a fifty dollar co-pay.

 

 President Obama proposed a budget Tuesday that lowers the cost-of-living increases for seniors and doubles the federal tax on cigarettes. It doesn’t add up at all. If there is not enough money for Social Security, he shouldn’t be encouraging people to quit smoking.

 

 The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its threat to end Saturday postal delivery if they don’t get more money. The Postal Service lost sixteen billion dollars last year. This is why you should have your tax refund direct-deposited and not delivered by U.S. mail.

 

From Jay Leno:

North Korean officials reportedly are planning a cyber attack on the U.S. in an effort to bring our economy to a halt. Nice try guys. You’re five years too late.

 

 

 

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