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IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Foorprint
US News ^ | 4-5-2013 | Richard Satran

Posted on 04/06/2013 4:19:30 AM PDT by benasawin

The Internal Revenue Service is collecting a lot more than taxes this year--it's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' digital activities, from eBay auctions to Facebook posts and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records, as it expands its search for tax cheats to places it's never gone before.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: digitalfootprint; ebay; facebook; irs; irsoutofcontrol; snoopingirs; taxavoidance; taxes; taxevasion; tracking
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Some may find this interesting. My first post so administrator can feel free to delete if there is a problem with how I have went about this.

Big brother is certainly expanding the scope of their tracking of information on all of us.

1 posted on 04/06/2013 4:19:30 AM PDT by benasawin
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To: benasawin

Your first post is done just fine, and newsworthy enough that it deserves a place in the Front Page News sidebar.


2 posted on 04/06/2013 4:21:50 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Thank you, quite a relief. Yes, I thought it was worth getting out there.


3 posted on 04/06/2013 4:25:34 AM PDT by benasawin
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To: benasawin

Yet another reason to use Bitcoin or other electronic anonymous currency like Liberty Reserve or Pecunix.


4 posted on 04/06/2013 4:56:52 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: benasawin

Well done post!

benasawin 9/24/07

Welcome to... oh wait... heh.


5 posted on 04/06/2013 4:58:47 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: benasawin
“Big brother is certainly expanding the scope of their tracking of information on all of us.”

I seriously doubt if they'll bother our guests from south of the border getting refunds for nonexistent children.

6 posted on 04/06/2013 5:00:01 AM PDT by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: theBuckwheat
Thanks for the post......

The IRS should be using these tools on themselves as MANY of the IRS folks do NOT pay their own taxes. They are all hypocrites!

7 posted on 04/06/2013 5:01:13 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: benasawin

We are officially a socialist nation, but it has taken a lot of imbecilic politicians, jurists and other assorted sycophants to get the job done.

This is not black magic, rather it has happened right before our eyes. We can only hope and pray that a savior will come up with a stop to this insanity that takes our system of elections and uses it to hang us!

The gargantuan IRS can now use profiling in order to enforce an evil confiscation system, but it is not permissible to halt terrorism using profiling.

Take this country back from evil regimes that would relegate America to the scrap pile of history. In order to accomplish this it would take a gigantic incinerator to reduce to ashes ever piece of worthless and/or harmful legislation passed into law since 1913.


8 posted on 04/06/2013 5:02:49 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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Sounds a lot like the old Stasi doesn’t it.


9 posted on 04/06/2013 5:09:56 AM PDT by Texas resident
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To: benasawin

“Big brother is certainly expanding the scope of their tracking of information on all of us.”

Went in to buy a fishing license yesterday at Walmart. They refused to sell me one because I wouldn’t give them my unlisted home phone number. I showed my drivers license, as requested.

So, according to NYS I must have a phone in order to buy a fishing license. “Screw that”, I said and walked out.


10 posted on 04/06/2013 5:28:55 AM PDT by panaxanax (They can have my guns when I run out of ammo.)
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To: Texas resident

Yep. It sounds like they’ve developed AI software that is tied to a neural type network with access to multiple data source providers such as credit reporting agencies, eBay, Paypal, FB (businesses operating from there), FINCEN, possibly FDIC, and a financial reporting system tied into banks via the implementation of Obamacare (which I think was one of the primary objectives; access to all citizens financial records). I bet it’s set up to match reported income opposed to real time financial data and flag taxpayers whose figures are off by a certain percentage or more. I also bet it has a function to ignore or override certain taxpayers like say Obamie and all Congressmen. I also bet there will be corruption when it’s found out certain people are paying to keep them off the suit lists. I work with a lot of tools like these and am an investigator so I have my suspicions about where they are getting their info and how it’s going to be used against us.


11 posted on 04/06/2013 5:30:03 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: IbJensen

Well stated. Solution? I’m afraid I don’t have one.


12 posted on 04/06/2013 5:31:12 AM PDT by benasawin
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The IRS uses acts in a clearly un-American way - we must prove we are innocent to them, or in other words, we are guilty unless proven otherwise.


13 posted on 04/06/2013 5:31:46 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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So, according to NYS I must have a phone in order to buy a fishing license. “Screw that”, I said and walked out.

I bet all the Mexicans I see fishing have licenses...

14 posted on 04/06/2013 5:34:12 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: panaxanax

Interesting circumstance. Much like my “walking away” from flying anywhere when the government started their TSA.
Leaves the question, how much can we continue to “walk away” from? How far must we go?


15 posted on 04/06/2013 5:35:47 AM PDT by benasawin
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To: panaxanax

Do like the illegals do and just say, (555) 987-6543 or make up one...lol

If you think that’s bad you ought to see auto loan credit apps from the ghetto. A complete work of fiction on every level. They have their auntie’s confirming their “employment”, all their addresses are family members, their SSNs are bought, etc..., etc...


16 posted on 04/06/2013 5:36:06 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: theBuckwheat

Thanks for the ideas. I’ll have to do some research on that.


17 posted on 04/06/2013 5:37:26 AM PDT by benasawin
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To: benasawin

If Bush were the president, the so-called civil liberties groups would be all over it. Fascism. Big Brother.

There’s a communist in the White House, and they’re all silent.

The only way to get on the good side of these fascists is to be someone who votes for a living instead of someone who works for a living.


18 posted on 04/06/2013 5:43:51 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Yes, I meant that.)
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To: benasawin

No surprise here. We already live in a fascist dictatorship. No news there.


19 posted on 04/06/2013 6:03:33 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Yes, I meant that.)
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To: benasawin

Keep your Internet footprint as small as possible.

I don’t twitter or FB, since I don’t have the need to tell everyone I am in the Starbucks restroom doing a #2.

I also have never trusted eBay nor Craigslist.

I do some online purchasing but it is impossible not to. It might be possible to link my purchases to my income level, but they are pretty normal (not that I approve of Big Brother looking over my shoulder).

The Moral: STAY AS ANONYMOUS AS POSSIBLE ON THE INTERWEBZ!


20 posted on 04/06/2013 6:07:20 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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