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originally posted by: jimmyx
5 or 6 inch letters on 2 metal plates in the front and back of your vehicle, would indicate that they want to know who the car is owned by from a distance....don't own a vehicle if you are that paranoid, this isn't rocket science
originally posted by: schuyler
Your local DOT has been sharing registration information with the IRS for decades. The idea is that if you have an "expensive" car they check your tax filings and if your income cannot support such an expensive vehicle, you are suspected of hiding income from the Feds.
So if you claim you made $15K and drive a late model Mercedes you may garner a visit.
The really alarming thing is not the use of technology here, it is the fact that nobody noticed until the technology was used. They've been bouncing DOT computer tapes against IRS records since longer than most of you have been alive. And you just noticed NOW? What does that say about citizen vigilance?
originally posted by: rickynews
I respect the IRS having to do its unpopular job, but I'm not convinced this is an effective way to use resources.
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