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$10 an hour with 2 kids? IRS pounces
Rachel Porcaro knows she's hardly rich. When you're a single mom making 10 bucks an hour, you don't need government experts to tell you how broke you are.
But that's what happened. The government not only told Porcaro she was poor. They said she was too poor to make it in Seattle.
It all started a year ago, when Porcaro, a 32-year-old mom with two boys, was summoned to the Seattle office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). She had been flagged for an audit.
She couldn't believe it. She made $18,992 the previous year cutting hair at Supercuts. A few hundred of that she spent to have her taxes prepared by H&R Block.
"I asked the IRS lady straight upfront — 'I don't have anything, why are you auditing me?' " Porcaro recalled. "I said, 'Why me, when I don't own a home, a business, a car?' "
The answer stunned both Porcaro and the private tax specialist her dad had gotten to help her.
"They showed us a spreadsheet of incomes in the Seattle area," says Dante Driver, an accountant at Seattle's G.A. Michael and Co. "The auditor said, 'You made eighteen thousand, and our data show a family of three needs at least thirty-six thousand to get by in Seattle."
Originally posted by heyo
reply to post by northof8
obama isn't a supercomputer, he can't be everywhere. If things like thsi can't be delegated to those under him then everyone in the states is doomed. This is just an example of "the system" doing the job of a real person, horribly. boyoboy you are way off topic.
Oh, and btw, your next president wont be any different
Obama owns this one and I have no doubt that when he reads crap like this he laughs.
Here is a woman not on welfare and the Obama machine goes after her with a vengeance. They would rather her be on welfare than actually working for a living. This is how these people work.
Edit to add: I am not off topic. I am giving a reason why she is being attacked and that reason is Obama. It's not off topic, it's a theory of why she is being audited and forced into welfare by the one term Obama machine.
Republicans have called the credits "backdoor welfare" and tried to cancel them. When they controlled Congress, they ordered the IRS to ramp up audits of people who claim the credit.
In 2006, credit recipients such as Rachel were more than twice as likely to get audited as the rest of the 140 million individual tax filers.