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  • IRS Report: Illegal Aliens Using Stolen Social Security Numbers of

    06/25/2017 6:41:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Tax season may be over, but next year’s taxes will be due before we know it—and at least 1.4 million Americans won’t know that their Social Security numbers are being used by illegal aliens. An Internal Revenue Service report that this is roughly the number of illegal aliens who are impersonating citizens when it comes to file taxes. To make things more maddening, they’re not allowed to work with the Department of Homeland Security on finding the identities of these people. Stephen Dinan at The Washington Times had more: Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else’s legal...
  • The IRS Can Seize Your Money Based on a Hunch. This Bill Would Bring That to an End.

    06/13/2017 9:59:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 8, 2017 | Neil Siefring
    The federal government currently wields a tremendous amount of power over the citizens of the United States, far more than the Founders intended. One manifestation of federal overreach is civil asset forfeiture. This practice allows the federal government to confiscate the wealth of its citizens upon the mere suspicion of wrongdoing. The IRS, not content with expropriating the wealth of its citizens on April 15 every year, has now taken up the practice of seizing funds that have been involved in perfectly legal transactions on the basis of a hunch. Thankfully, legislation in the House and the Senate has been...
  • irs withholds refund until telephone callback to prove identity?

    06/10/2017 7:45:56 PM PDT · by SteveH · 58 replies
    e | 6-10-2017 | me
    something or someone claiming to be an austin, texas branch of the irs recently (~3 weeks ago) sent me a letter. i should receive a refund from the irs due to overpayment by several thousand dollars. however, according to the irs, it is suspicious that i am really me. so it wants me to call them up on an 800 number, with two past 1040s and 22s in hand, so i can prove to them that i am me before they will believe the 1040 and send me my refund. they will allow a lawyer to be present ir i...
  • New Investigation Reaffirms: Clintons Are Poison for Democrats

    06/06/2017 4:42:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | June 5, 2017 | Michael Sainato
    June 1, Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson initiating a Senate investigation into recent news claims from Bangladesh government officials that Hillary Clinton, while serving as secretary of state, pressured the Bangladesh prime minister to end an investigation into Clinton Foundation donor Dr. Muhammad Yunus. In May 2016, the Daily Caller reported that the son of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina, who has lived in the United States for 17 years, alleged that Hillary Clinton threatened an IRS audit if he failed to influence his mother to halt the investigation......
  • Senate Committee Launches A New Clinton Investigation

    06/04/2017 5:54:05 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/2017 | Richard Pollock
    Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has launched a new investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons effort to thwart a Bangladesh government corruption probe of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and close friend of the Clintons. The Iowa Republicans effort is the first new official inquiry of Clinton since her unexpected loss in the 2016 presidential election to President Donald Trump. Trumps supporters often chanted lock her up during his many boisterous campaign rallies. But upon assuming the presidency, Trump and leaders of the Republican-majority Congress displayed little appetite for reopening investigations of Clintons tenure...
  • Trump Just Released Even MORE Evidence of Hillarys Crimes

    06/04/2017 11:16:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 82 replies
    Conservatibe Daily ^ | June 3, 2017 | Max McGuire
    After the latest bombshell, Congressmen and Senators are calling for the Clinton email scandal to be re-opened! Yesterday, the Trump administration quietly released even more of Hillary Clinton's previously-unreleased emails and it includes a bombshell. There is now (concrete evidence) that Hillary Clinton emailed classified information to people outside of the government and asked them to print out a hard copy for her and Bill. This is one of the emails that the Obama administration tried to hide. In it, Hillary Clinton is seen forwarding 2-3 pages worth of classified information to Doug Band. If that name sounds familiar, he...
  • [ From October 8, 2013] Is This How IRS Cover-up Works? (Old Story Now Makes Sense)

    05/29/2017 4:30:21 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | October 18, 2013 | John Fund
    Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says he is confident the story behind the IRSs targeting of tea-party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status will eventually come out. But patience will have to be a virtue. Issas staff acknowledged late last month that the IRS had handed over to the committee a little more than 10 percent of the documents the IRS itself has admitted are relevant to the committees investigation. Issa mentioned the case of Susanne, a lawyer whom he said had worked for Democrats on the House Oversight Committee until 2008....
  • IRS execs: Our lives at risk in tea party case

    05/14/2017 1:55:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 67 replies
    Link only due to copyright. http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2017/05/12/irs-execs-lives-risk-tea-party-case/101591538/
  • IG: IRS Overpaid More Than 600 Employees Approximately $4.2 Million

    05/10/2017 11:56:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 10, 2017 | 10:34 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Internal Revenue Service, which is responsible for collecting federal taxes and enforcing federal tax law, was unable to accurately deal with its own complex rules governing the payment of its own employees and ended up overpaying more than 600 IRS workers about $4,200,000, according to an audit report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The IRS also underpaid more than 900 employees about $2,700,000, according to TIGTAs estimate. The inspector general found that the IRSs rules for how it determines the correct pay for one of its own employees when he or she is promoted to a...
  • Senator Helps Minnesota Man Whom IRS Falsely Declared Dead

    05/10/2017 5:05:08 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 13 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | May 10, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report-AP
    The false declaration initially was made when Ronning was four years old. As an adult, he has always paid his taxes, but either only got half of his return or none at all since 2009. "It's insulting, it's shocking, it's frustrating," Ronning said. "I'd call and they were like, 'let's just give him the hold monster.'"
  • 25 percent of IRS payments for several major tax credits are wrong, IG says

    05/03/2017 1:20:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2017 | by Joseph Lawler
    One-fourth of IRS payments for several major refundable tax credits are being improperly made, costing the government billions of dollars, the Treasury's inspector general for tax said. In a report released Tuesday, the inspector general found that the rate of improper payments remains high, at nearly 25 percent, for the earned income tax credit, the refundable portion of the child tax credit, and the American Opportunity tax credit, a benefit for college students. While the IRS has acknowledged that the earned income tax credit is a high risk, it "still does not provide a valid assessment" of the rate of...
  • Billionaire Robert Mercer did Trump a huge favor. Will he get a payback?

    05/01/2017 9:47:24 AM PDT · by browniexyz · 17 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | May 1, 2017 | Scott Christianson & Greg Gordon
    The Internal Revenue Service is demanding a whopping $7 billion or more in back taxes from the worlds most profitable hedge fund, whose bosss wealth and cyber savvy helped Donald Trump pole-vault into the White House. Suddenly, the governments seven-year pursuit of Renaissance Technologies LLC is blanketed in political intrigue, now that the hedge funds reclusive, anti-establishment co-chief executive, Robert Mercer, has morphed into a political force who might be owed a big presidential favor.
  • Billionaire Robert Mercer did Trump a huge favor. Will he get a payback?

    05/01/2017 7:36:24 AM PDT · by libh8er · 14 replies
    McClathcy ^ | 05-01-2017 | Scott Christianson and Greg Gordon
    The Internal Revenue Service is demanding a whopping $7 billion or more in back taxes from the worlds most profitable hedge fund, whose bosss wealth and cyber savvy helped Donald Trump pole-vault into the White House. Suddenly, the governments seven-year pursuit of Renaissance Technologies LLC is blanketed in political intrigue, now that the hedge funds reclusive, anti-establishment co-chief executive, Robert Mercer, has morphed into a political force who might be owed a big presidential favor. With Trump in the Oval Office, Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, who has become his public voice, seem armed with political firepower every which way...
  • Is It Time to Repeal FATCA?

    04/27/2017 8:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Veronique de Rugy
    I've previously argued that the Trump administration should stop funding the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development because of its advocacy of higher taxes and tax harmonization. At the time, I was told that my position could be perceived as hypocritical because our government is responsible for the adoption and enforcement of the hideous Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Let me address this omission. FATCA, which was passed in 2010 by a Democratic Congress and enacted by President Barack Obama, requires law-abiding Americans with legitimate bank accounts outside the country and foreigners working in the United States to turn over...
  • Did Clintons Try to Shut Down Investigation of Foundation Donor w/IRS Audit?

    04/26/2017 3:27:52 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 26, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Membership has its privileges. ABangladesh government commission wasinvestigating multiple chargesof financial mismanagement at Grameen Bank, beginning in May 2012. Muhammad Yunus, a major Clinton Foundation donor, served as managing director of the bank
  • IRS Employee Indicted for Stealing Taxpayers IDs and Filing Fraudulent Returns

    04/26/2017 7:46:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | 04/24/2017 | Department of Justice
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 24, 2017 IRS Employee Indicted for Stealing Taxpayers IDs and Filing Fraudulent Returns A federal grand jury sitting in the Northern District of Georgia indicted an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee today for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Departments Tax Division and U.S. Attorney John A. Horn for the Northern District of Georgia. According to the indictment, since November 2010, Stephanie Parker of Atlanta, Georgia, worked at the IRS and had access to taxpayers personal...
  • Hillary Aides Threatened Prime Ministers Son With IRS Audit

    04/26/2017 5:22:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/25/17 | Richard Pollock
    Hillary Clinton’s Department of State aides threatened a South Asian prime minister’s son with an IRS audit in an attempt to stop a Bangladesh government investigation of a close friend and donor of Clinton’s, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group learned. A Bangladesh government commission was investigating multiple charges of financial mismanagement at Grameen Bank, beginning in May 2012. Muhammad Yunus, a major Clinton Foundation donor, served as managing director of the bank. Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and permanent U.S. resident, recalled the account of the threatened IRS audit to TheDCNF. The allegations mark the first known instance...
  • An Important Legal Ruling Against the IRS May Have Huge Implications

    04/21/2017 8:16:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/21/2017 | Jeff Reynolds
    In a major victory in the ongoing Lois Lerner scandal at the IRS, non-profit election integrity organizationTrue the Vote defeated an IRS motion to quash discovery in True the Vote v. IRS. The ruling means that everyone involved in the scandal could be compelled to submit every document related to the case and be deposed by True the Vote's legal team.From their press release: Judge Reggie Walton of U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia just issued a critical order in True the Vote v. IRS case. The order compels the IRS to submit to discovery and...
  • Lois Lerner: Public Can Never Know What I Did

    04/20/2017 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 157 replies
    Unfiltered Patriot ^ | 4/14/17 | Shawn
    Embattled ex-IRS executive Lois Lerner was in federal court last week, asking a judge to seal her forthcoming deposition due to the inflammatory nature of her testimony. Lerner told the judge that if her actions at the IRS were to become public knowledge, she could face death threats from angry Americans particularly those on the conservative side of the spectrum. Lerner is well-known for her role in the IRSs partisan targeting of Tea Party groups; under the Obama administration, the IRS singled out nonprofit groups with conservative, Tea Party-ish style names for extra scrutiny. Many of their cases lingered...
  • I.R.S. Enlists Debt Collectors to Recover Overdue Taxes

    04/20/2017 10:21:48 AM PDT · by posterchild · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | Apr 20, 2017 | JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and STACY COWLEY
    The Internal Revenue Service is about to start using four private debt-collection companies to chase down overdue payments from hundreds of thousands of people who owe money to the federal government, a job it has handled in house for years. Unlike I.R.S. agents, who are not usually allowed to call delinquent taxpayers by telephone, the outside debt-collection agencies will have free rein to do so. Consumer watchdogs are fearful that some of the nations most vulnerable taxpayers will be harassed and that criminals will take advantage of the system by phoning people and impersonating I.R.S. collectors. Additionally, one of the...