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Originally posted by mscbkc070904
One other candidate, who?
Originally posted by Pisky
I heard a story a few years ago where a group of pseudo-Gestapo broke into the house of an old man & woman and scared the crap out of them. These men were armed. They were also in the wrong house :shk: and yes, they were IRS.
Taxmen are armed here ?????
Feck me ! - theres something wrong about that if its true !
A schoolhouse in Nebraska filed an error in a tax form that was less than $40 and which now results in a $10,000 fine for them. The district's accountant has made errors a dozen times in the past in filing tax returns. Now the school is asking for aid in paying this fine and trying to sell the only vehicle they have, which transports the pupils to school.
Originally posted by donquad2001
the problem is the irs would actually levy a fine like that to start with.you cant fight the irs (intra-national ripoff system)
Originally posted by Crakeur
The problem is the accountant making those mistakes and then, clearly, not being able enough to get the penalties removed.
there are now are 115,000 IRS employees to interpret and enforce this monstrosity. Incredibly, the IRS now has more employees than the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms--combined......
...Today, without a search warrant, the IRS has the right to examine the personal papers and financial documents of American citizens. Without a trial, the IRS has the right to confiscate private property--and these seizures are becoming more and more routine technique for collecting suspected unpaid taxes. Meanwhile, twice in the last five years the IRS has been reprimanded by the Justice Department because hundreds of IRS auditors and clerks were caught illegally snooping through the returns of friends, neighbors, and celebrities.
Originally posted by kazi
I have a good friend who is an irs agent and he hates his work. They used to brag abbout the fat cats they were bringing down until sometime in George Bush seniors term a hands-off approach was given for the rich and famous. Agents were instructed to go after the middle and lower-class, 'because that's where the stealing was". If there's a big case that leaps out to agents it has to be approved. I've known this guy most of my life and says early retirement is their goal.