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  • IRS, Treasury say tax filing deadline will stay at July 15

    07/01/2020 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | 6/30/20 | Clyde Hughes
    June 30 (UPI) -- The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service say the tax filing deadline won't be extended beyond July 15. The normal April 15 deadline was postponed to July to help taxpayers facing hardship due to the coronvirus pandemic. There have been some calls for another extension, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the agencies mulled delaying it until September. "The IRS understands that those affected by the coronavirus may not be able to pay their balances in full by July 15, but we have many payment options to help taxpayers," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a...
  • IRS Whistleblower Explains Why No One in the FBI or the DOJ Spoke up for General Flynn

    06/30/2020 11:33:25 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 25 replies
    Redstate ^ | 6-30-20 | Elizabeth vaughn
    Americans were astonished two months ago after newly unsealed internal FBI notes taken by the agency’s former assistant director of counterintelligence, Bill Priestap, showed top bureau officials discussing strategy ahead of their January 24, 2017 interview of General Michael Flynn. FBI officials were debating the best way they could set him up in a perjury trap. Several days later, sources familiar with the Durham investigation told Fox News that John Durham had reviewed the Flynn documents and was disturbed that no whistleblowers came forward early on. Considering that there were more than a few officials who had to be aware...
  • BLM Co-Founder Appears To Violate IRS Laws On CNN

    06/28/2020 5:33:43 AM PDT · by gattaca · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 26, 2020 | Elle Reynolds
    A co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network weighed in on the 2020 election, in an apparent violation of Internal Revenue Service laws prohibiting 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in campaign activity. Patrisse Cullors, in her official capacity as a co-founder of the BLM Global Network, told CNN on June 19 that “our goal is to get Trump out.” “Trump not only needs to not be in office in November but he should resign now,” she insisted. “Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office.” According to the IRS, a 501(c)(3) organization “may not participate...
  • GAO Chief Says IRS Knew It Was Sending Coronavirus Stimulus Payments to Deceased People

    06/26/2020 7:39:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/26/2020 | Jack Phillips
    The head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a House panel on Friday that the Internal Revenue Service knew it was sending out stimulus payments to dead people. Gene Dodaro, comptroller general of GAO, said the IRS sent his own mother a $1,200 payment earlier this year even though she died in February 2018. “My sister got it; of course she returned it,” he said. “A lot of other people didn’t know” they’re supposed to return the money if they receive payments for a relative who’s died. Dodaro recommended that the IRS contact people who received payments and...
  • Stimulus checks went to 1.1 million dead people

    06/25/2020 8:18:57 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 25, 2020
    More than one million dead people received coronavirus stimulus checks this year, according to a report from a government watchdog agency. The payments to nearly 1.1 million people totaled $1.4 billion, the Government Accountability Office revealed Thursday. Treasury Department officials said that the late-March CARES Act mandated that they distribute the money as “rapidly as possible,” the report says.
  • IRS Used Cellphone Location Data to Try to Find Suspects

    06/22/2020 6:08:49 PM PDT · by RandFan · 4 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | June 20th | Byron Tau
    The IRS Criminal Investigation unit, or IRS CI, had a subscription to access the data in 2017 and 2018, and the way it used the data was revealed last week in a briefing by IRS CI officials to Sen. Ron Wyden’s (D., Ore.) office. The briefing was described to The Wall Street Journal by an aide to the senator. IRS CI officials told Mr. Wyden’s office that their lawyers had given verbal approval for the use of the database, which is sold by a Virginia-based government contractor called Venntel Inc. Venntel obtains anonymized location data from the marketing industry and...
  • IRS Used Cellphone Location Data to Try to Find Suspects

    06/19/2020 7:35:56 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 June 2020 | Byron Tau
    The Internal Revenue Service attempted to identify and track potential criminal suspects by purchasing access to a commercial database that records the locations of millions of American cellphones. ...The episode demonstrates a growing law enforcement interest in reams of anonymized cellphone movement data collected by the marketing industry. Government entities can try to use the data to identify individuals—which in many cases isn’t difficult with such databases. ...“There are clear rules against tracking Americans’ phones without court oversight and buying data from Venntel and other shady data brokers shouldn’t amount to a free pass to violate our civil liberties,” “What...
  • Obama-Era Political Surveillance – Were Black Files Created?…

    06/14/2020 2:51:40 PM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | June 14, 2020 | sundance
    I’m reposting a prior research outline below because something odd is happening in the background of this story. I’m not sure what it is, but there are small -seemingly disconnected- issues surfacing, that might tie back to this much bigger and purposefully avoided story.  I have learned to trust my instincts on this. ♦One – The FISA reauthorization legislation was dropped by Nancy Pelosi and all media conversation immediately vaporized. ♦Two – Crowdstrike is very concerned about this story every time it surfaces. ♦Three – If you understand the scale and scope of surveillance… does that explain the behavior of...
  • Here’s a detailed summary of Obama’s IRS scandal, explaining how his administration illegally used the IRS to harass conservative organizations.

    06/14/2020 12:10:34 PM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    Wordpress ^ | June 14, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here’s a detailed summary of Obama’s IRS scandal, explaining how his administration illegally used the IRS to harass conservative organizations. In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that...
  • A second stimulus check? Here's how much you could get

    06/11/2020 9:59:07 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 11, 2020 | Aimee Picchi
    By now, most Americans have received the federal stimulus checks directed by the CARES Act in March to help consumers weather the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Three months later, the downturn has been declared an official recession and the official unemployment rate has soared into double digits, heightening calls for a second round of stimulus checks. There's good news and bad news on the prospects for additional government assistance. The proposed $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES, Act would authorize another round of stimulus payments for most U.S. households. While the bill...
  • The Pandora's Box Opened with the Release of Trump's Tax Returns

    05/24/2020 6:22:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    American ^ | May 24, 2020 | Michael Bertolone
    The Supreme Court should not require President Trump to release his tax returns on several grounds. There is not one good reason for his tax return to be released, and far too many why they should not. In addition, the Supreme Court should not vote along party lines on this issue. This should be a unanimous vote in order to send a message that the release of these documents would set a dangerous precedent. Without getting into whether it is unconstitutional or not; for sake of argument let’s just assume it is not. All the problems that can occur cannot...
  • Normalizing High Crimes

    05/18/2020 3:52:48 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | May 18th 2020 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Neither the ancient Romans nor our British ancestors had written Constitutions. Their supreme law was whatever the Senate or King-in-Parliament determined. While the United States has a written Constitution, it’s honored in the breach, and is often twisted to suit the social justice goals of political opportunists. Time and neglect rendered the supreme law of the land a corrupted dead-letter known as a living and breathing Constitution in which the hard clauses that established the three branches, and little else, remain. In comparison, our quaint and written Constitution is an anachronistic memory of the living and breathing beast that replaced...
  • Federal workers receiving full pay during lockdown while at home not working

    05/17/2020 10:57:42 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 54 replies
    Local News | 17 May 2020 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Almost all, if not all, Federal workers are receiving FULL pay and benefits while on lockdown at home while doing no work at all. It is a fact that IRS workers are receiving full pay while most of them are at home not working at all. The media has produced almost no stories (can't find any in a search) on this subject for some reason or another.
  • Still Don't Have Your Stimulus Check? Here Are the 5 Likeliest Reasons Why

    05/17/2020 7:16:58 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 51 replies
    motley fool ^ | May 17, 2020 | Sean Williams
    Three months ago, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was hardly on the radar for most Americans. Today, it's completely upended the largest economy in the world, displacing more than 20 million workers and unceremoniously ending the longest economic expansion in U.S. history. 1. Your payout was sent to a temporary bank account set up by a tax-prep service 2. You're receiving a paper check 3. You filed a paper tax return 4. The wrong bank account info is on file with the IRS 5. It's been seized by your bank or a collection agency
  • Obama and Me: How I Knew Obama Was a Bad Guy Before Anyone Else (He even Looks Evil!!!)

    05/17/2020 3:44:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | May 17, 2020 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I've been writing about "Obama the bad guy" for many years. I was the first to name former President Barack Obama the head of the Obama crime family. I coined the phrase "Obamagate" to describe his reign of crimes against candidate and then President Donald J. Trump. Obama's public persona was always a scam. I knew the real Obama -- way before anyone else caught on. Take the Slate magazine column published days ago by a liberal hack and Obama apologist. He sounded the usual liberal talking points: There is no Obamagate. There is no scandal. It's a conservative conspiracy....
  • Real Reasons Behind Holder's Resignation (2014 - check this out...)

    05/13/2020 5:49:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/27/14 | Dick Morris
    Eric Holder's resignation, just 40 days before the midterm elections, shows how jittery Obama is about losing control of the Senate this November. While Holder likely is getting out of Dodge before federal judges weigh in and order the release of documents showing he covered up the Fast and Furious and IRS email scandals, the timing of his resignation suggests that Obama wants to be sure that he has time for a Democratic lame duck Senate to confirm a replacement. With so much dirty laundry stacked up in the closets of the Justice Department, Obama didn't dare let in an...
  • White House mulls pushing tax deadline to September or December

    05/09/2020 4:08:42 PM PDT · by rintintin · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8 2020 | BY MARINA PITOFSKY
    The White House is considering again delaying the deadline to file federal taxes and adopting economic measures to support Americans that do not require further legislation from Congress, NBC reported. Tax Day, which has already been pushed from April 15 to July 15, could be extended to Sept. 15 or Dec. 15, although an official decision has not been made, the outlet reported, citing two people familiar with the discussions. Trump administration officials have also considered blocking new federal regulations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, NBC News reported. Additionally, White House officials are assessing whether the president can protect businesses...
  • IRS mistakenly sends stimulus checks to foreign workers

    05/02/2020 5:09:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/01/20 | Ian Kullgren
    Thousands of foreign workers, many living overseas, are receiving stimulus checks designated for U.S. residents due to an unforeseen glitch that funneled taxpayer dollars to other countries, according to tax consultants and the recipients themselves. College-age workers who spent time in the U.S. in the last two years - some of whom returned home long before the coronavirus pandemic - have been surprised to find $1,200 checks deposited into their bank accounts. And with no clear guidance on how to return it, they’re holding onto the money or racing to spend it before the Internal Revenue Service realizes the mistake....
  • Here’s Exactly When You’ll Get Your Stimulus Check (BY MAIL with Prayers)

    04/21/2020 12:19:18 PM PDT · by max americana · 89 replies
    forbes ^ | april 21, 2020 | zack friedman
    The IRS is now sending paper stimulus checks, and plans to send approximately 5 million paper checks each week. The order of stimulus checks is not random or based on geography. The IRS will send checks starting with taxpayers who have the lowest annual adjusted gross income as reported on their 2018 or 2019 tax return, whichever is more recent. Here is the planned weekly schedule for the IRS to mail stimulus checks based on annual adjusted gross income, as first reported by The Washington Post. All dates represent the “week ending” (for example, the week ending April 24) and...
  • Millions of stimulus checks will go out by mail Monday.

    04/19/2020 8:33:39 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 82 replies ^ | 19 April 2020 | Angelo Vargas
    On Monday, 80 million Economic Impact Payment checks go out by mail. While stimulus checks have already gone out through direct deposit, this is the first round of stimulus checks going out by mail. Postal service inspectors and Virginia Coronavirus Task Force will be out in full force. “This is a top priority all the way at the top of our agency down," said Postal Service Inspector Michael Romano.