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  • Taxpayers Face Marathon Wait Outside Atlanta IRS Center for Refund Assistance: Majority of the people in line had received an email or letter stating they had to verify their identity in person

    04/15/2024 8:23:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Black Enterprise ^ | 04/15/2024 | Rafael Pena
    Atlanta News First reports that Atlanta taxpayers endured extensive queues outside the city’s Tax Assistance Center, but not everyone was looking for last-minute help from the IRS ahead of the April 15 tax filing deadline. The center was open Saturday with extended hours, allowed individuals to engage directly with IRS representatives regarding their refunds, but the demand to do so led to hours-long waits under the sun. A majority of the people in line had received an email or letter from the IRS stating they had to verify their identity in person. The notification went on to say their refund...
  • The IRS Finally Cracked the Code on Making Tax Season Suck Less

    04/09/2024 4:27:27 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 15 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 4/8/2024 | Bryce Covert
    The Inflation Reduction Act created a pilot program that’s finally given Americans a free and easy way to file their federal taxes with the government, and it’s getting rave reviews. A man holds a sign advertising a tax preparation office for people that still need help completing their taxes before the Internal Revenue Service deadline on April 14, 2010 in Miami, Florida. Cindy Black of Lynnwood, Washington, has almost always done her own taxes. The 62-year-old nonprofit executive’s situation is straightforward: She only has one or two W2 forms for her employment, sometimes with a 1099 for some consulting work...
  • Tyranny by the Numbers: The Government Wants Your Money Any Way It Can Get It

    04/09/2024 2:27:05 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | April 09, 2024 | John & Nisha Whitehead
    Tyranny by the Numbers: The Government Wants Your Money Any Way It Can Get ItThe government wants your money.It will beg, steal or borrow if necessary, but it wants your money any way it can get it.This is what comes of those $1.2 trillion spending bills: someone’s got to foot the bill for the government’s fiscal insanity, and that “someone” is the U.S. taxpayer.The government’s schemes to swindle, cheat, scam, and generally defraud taxpayers of their hard-earned dollars have run the gamut from wasteful pork barrel legislation, cronyism and graft to asset forfeiture, costly stimulus packages, and a national security...
  • Surprise! The IRS Lied About Who Those 80,000 New Agents Would Target

    04/06/2024 7:02:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/06/2024 | Rick Moran
    "Never trust a man who lays his hand on his heart when he assures you of anything," goes the old axiom. That's why I never trust a Democrat who makes any promise ever about a federal agency or program. Take Medicare. In 1966 when Medicare began, it cost $3 billion. The House Ways and Means Committee estimated that Medicare would cost about $12 billion by 1990. Instead, it cost $107 billion and today costs the government close to a trillion dollars.So when Joe Biden and the Democrats assured Americans and Republicans in Congress that the $80 billion the president wanted...
  • Gift Tax: How It Works, Who Pays and Rates

    04/03/2024 1:18:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Nerd Wallet ^ | Mar 18, 2024 | Tina Orem  and Sabrina Parys 
    Two things keep the IRS out of most people's hair: the annual gift tax exclusion and the lifetime exclusion. Nerdy takeaways: * A gift tax is a tax owed on the transfer of money or property to another person while receiving nothing or less than full value in return. * The gift giver is the one who generally pays the tax, not the receiver. * If you give more than the annual gift tax limit, you may have to file a gift tax return, but this does not necessarily mean that you'll owe taxes on the gift. * The 2024...
  • Anyone else have their tax returns being “reviewed”?

    03/27/2024 1:49:33 AM PDT · by raybbr · 64 replies ^ | 03/27/24 | raybbr
    My tax return is being held so the IRS can review it. The letter says they want to verify several things including “Itemized Deductions”! I use the standard deduction. I’m guessing it has to do with my voter registration as a republican. Anyone else experiencing this? Cheers!
  • 18 states call on Biden IRS to abandon 'flawed' billion-dollar tax filing program

    03/26/2024 3:31:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 3/25/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    FIRST ON FOX: A coalition of 18 states is calling on the Biden administration to terminate a taxpayer-funded tax filing preparation program, characterizing it as wasteful, unnecessary and flawed. In a letter Monday to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel, 21 top financial officials from 18 states said the costs of the IRS Direct File program "far outweigh any potential benefits" and will create new issues for taxpayers and states, alike. In May 2023, Yellen ordered the IRS to move forward with the first-of-its-kind program, which is funded by the...
  • CIA blocked feds from interviewing Hunter Biden’s ‘sugar brother’ Kevin Morris during five-year tax probe

    03/22/2024 3:15:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 21, 2024 | Josh Christenson
    The CIA blocked federal investigators from interviewing Hunter Biden’s “sugar brother” Kevin Morris during a five-year probe into the first son’s tax crimes ... the intelligence agency stopped IRS and Justice Department investigators from interviewing Morris in August 2021, a Hollywood lawyer and patron of the first son... The whistleblower informed Oversight chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and Judiciary chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) that two DOJ officials were summoned to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. — and told Morris “could not be a witness” for their investigation into Hunter Biden. ... these allegations track with other evidence showing how the DOJ...
  • People Aren't Signing Up for Those New IRS Jobs

    03/18/2024 10:15:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    Back when the Biden administration passed the hilariously named Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a significant debate broke out over a provision that would funnel massive amounts of money to the Internal Revenue Service. The funds would supposedly go to hire an army of new agents who would diligently work to ensure that everyone was "paying their fair share" of taxes and that government revenue was predicted to increase. Conservatives pushed back hard against the plan, but most of the IRS funding survived. Yet the anticipated benefits have still yet to show up. The reason for this, according to a new...
  • The IRS is putting David Horowitz’s Freedom Center out of business

    03/14/2024 6:34:42 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Mar, 2024 | Andrea Widburg
    According to Horowitz, the IRS contends that, by reporting on Hillary Clinton’s national security violations, the tax-exempt foundation effectively endorsed Trump. Nobody likes the IRS, but Americans always assumed that the IRS was an equal opportunity government pest, bedeviling people across the political spectrum. The belief in the agency’s non-partisan status vanished in 2013 when we learned that the IRS had deliberately withheld tax-exempt status from Tea Party organizations, severely hampering their ability to share information during the 2012 presidential election. Now, David Horowitz contends that the IRS is trying to destroy his long tax-exempt Freedom Center, which, among many...
  • Special counsel David Weiss files opposition to Hunter Biden's motion to dismiss charges against him

    03/10/2024 1:03:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    / ^ | 3/9/2024 | STAFF
    In opposing Hunter’s motions to dismiss, Weiss argued that “the Defendant chose to commit serious tax crimes” and that “The Defendant also chose to commit serious gun crimes.” David Weiss, the special counsel handling the tax and gun charges against first son Hunter Biden, filed a motion in California on Friday opposing the defendant’s “motion to dismiss for selective and vindictive prosecution and breach of separation of powers.” In late February, attorneys for Hunter Biden filed a motion to dismiss the tax-related charges that special counsel Weiss had brought in California. Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell said in a statement at...
  • IRS special agent for criminal investigation indicted on involuntary manslaughter charge

    03/03/2024 8:04:23 AM PST · by Towed_Jumper · 15 replies ^ | March 2, 2024 | Just the News staff
    A special agent for the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) was indicted in Tucson, Arizona, Wednesday by a federal grand jury on one count of Involuntary Manslaughter of an Officer of the United States. Larry Edward Brown, Jr., 42, of Peoria, is the agent who was charged, according to a press release from the U.S. States Attorney's Office, District of Arizona. It is based on an incident that allegedly occurred on August 17, 2023, at a firearm range at the Federal Correctional Institution – Phoenix that is used for standard pistol qualifications and classroom training. Brown, a special agent...
  • James O'Keefe chasing IRS official (video)

    02/26/2024 2:01:09 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    X ^ | James O'Keefe
    IRS Official Alex Mena SPRINTS a mile down 7th avenue in NYC after O’Keefe shows footage of him calling the IRS AI programs 'unconstitutional’ Mena then attempted to hide by standing in a shadowy doorway on Commerce Street, before O’Keefe found him and Mena began running again. Mena, who said he works with Criminal Investigations for the IRS, denied his own identity to O’Keefe, saying “that’s not me.” When he was confronted with the hidden camera footage, Mena added, “I’m really sorry”
  • IRS agent duped into explaining how colleagues start out nice, end up as indifferent robots 'destroying lives' -- AI selecting small bank accounts for warrantless searches

    02/26/2024 9:55:52 AM PST · by xoxox · 19 replies
    Frontline News (AFLD) ^ | February 26, 2024 | 04:50 AM | Posted by Frontline News Staff
    If the whistleblowers won't come to the journalist, then the journalist… Poor Alex Mena. Among his revelations to his button-camera-wearing date was that, “It’s almost impossible to lose your job in the government.” No update forthcoming so far, but it seems probable that Mr. Mena will soon be available for work. Since leaving Project Veritas, investigative journalist James O’Keefe has had a number of notable successes in getting high-placed government officials and others to open up about what they do. For his latest project, he sent a newly trained recruit to speak with Mena, who works in the IRS Criminal...
  • The federal income tax was unconstitutional for most of our county’s existence.

    02/24/2024 1:14:00 PM PST · by C210N · 67 replies
    x ^ | 2/24/2024 | Thomas Massie
    The federal income tax was unconstitutional for most of our county’s existence. The founders of this country would have never agreed to it. We should repeal it.
  • Surprise Tax Form Is Latest Insult for Victims of East Palestine Train Derailment

    02/24/2024 7:01:18 AM PST · by CFW · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 2/23/24 | Beth Brelje
    DARLINGTON, Penn.—Kim Nalesnik was shocked to receive a 1099-MISC tax form from Norfolk Southern railroad. She never worked there, but her household received $2,500 from the company in 2023. A Norfolk Southern train derailed in neighboring East Palestine, Ohio, in February last year, spilling 1.1 million pounds of toxic vinyl chloride. Adding to the disaster, officials started a controlled release and burn from overturned rail cars days later, creating a fireball and large plume of black smoke filled with chemicals that could be seen for miles. Locals say the smoke dropped poisons into their land and water and that they...
  • James O’Keefe drops undercover sting video on IRS.

    02/23/2024 5:21:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 FEB 2024 | O'Keef Media Group
    IRS Official: "No Problem Going After Small People, Destroying Lives" Use of AI "Unconstitutional" 106,848 views Feb 21, 2024 BREAKING: IRS official Alex Mena who works in “criminal investigations” says IRS ‘has no problem going after the small people, putting people in prison, and destroying people’s lives.’ Mena ‘doubts the constitutionality’ of his employer, the IRS, using AI to access everybody’s bank accounts nationwide. Mena recalls IRS agents stating “…the first person you shoot you’re gonna remember, but after that you’re gonna shoot like a hundred people, you’re not gonna remember any of them.” He says IRS agents “are assholes...they...
  • President Trump: "My Revenge Will Be Success"

    02/21/2024 4:44:29 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 16 replies
    Reheem Kassam on Twitter X ^ | February 20, 2024 | Reheem Kassam
    Raheem. @RaheemKassam Trump just dropped the mic on the "revenge" question during a Fox News town hall: "My revenge will be success," he said to rapturous applause.
  • BREAKING: IRS official Alex Mena who works in “Criminal Investigations” says IRS ‘has no problem going after the small people, putting people in prison, and destroying people’s lives.’

    02/21/2024 1:59:26 PM PST · by packagingguy · 60 replies
    @JamesOKeefeIII at Twitter/X ^ | February 21, 2024 | James O'Keefe
    Mena ‘doubts the constitutionality’ of his employer, the IRS, using AI to access everybody’s bank accounts nationwide. Mena recalls IRS agents stating “…the first person you shoot you’re gonna remember, but after that you’re gonna shoot like a hundred people, you’re not gonna remember any of them.” He says IRS agents “are assholes...they are the definition of an asshole, all of them.” This video was obtained by an O’Keefe Media citizen journalist who is a part of our American Swiper Program.
  • The IRS will pursue business private jet usage in a new round of audits on high-wealth taxpayers

    02/21/2024 11:51:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 21, 2024 | Fatima Hussein
    First, there were trackers on Taylor Swift and other celebrities’ private jet usage. Now, there will be more scrutiny on executives’ personal use of business aircraft who write it off as a tax expense. IRS leadership said Wednesday that the agency will start conducting dozens of audits on businesses’ private jets and how they are used personally by executives and written off as a tax deduction — as part of the agency’s ongoing mission of going after high-wealth tax cheats who game the tax system at the expense of American taxpayers. The audits will focus on aircraft used by large...