Articles Tagged with IRS

Adam Carolla Endorses Ted Cruz For His Stance Against The IRS

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Adam Carolla is no stranger to controversy, and his latest statement on the upcoming presidential election for 2016 is sure to kick up some dust considering Carolla runs his popular podcast from one of the most liberal areas of the country. Tea party favorite Senator Ted Cruz appeared on Carolla’s show to discuss a number… Read more »

Victim Turns Tables On IRS Scam, Gets Apology In The Process

IRS Scam Reversal Goes In Favor Of Victim

An IRS scam attempt didn’t end the way the scammers had planned. When Sarah Carr received a voice-mail from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), she immediately grew apprehensive. That apprehension was compounded when she got into the contents of the voice-mail, which indicated that she, an owner of three businesses,… Read more »

Illegal Immigrants Granted ‘Extra’ Tax Refunds By IRS

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Illegal immigrants will now be receiving “extra tax refunds” from the IRS. On Tuesday IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirmed that President Barack Obama’s new immigration policies, which have been dubbed amnesty by opponents, allow illegal aliens to garner tax refunds for money they earned while working illegally in the United States. In 2010, the government… Read more »

Phishing Leads IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Tax Scams For 2015

Thousands of taxpayers are scammed each year during filing season

It is tax season, and the opportunity to profit from thousands of dollars in refund money brings out tax scammers in droves. To protect taxpayers, the IRS has released its ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams for the 2015 filing season — and phishing continues to be one of the biggest offenders. According to Bankrate, the list… Read more »

IRS Targeting Conservatives Again? Sen. Ted Cruz Wants Answers For Latest Audit

IRS Targeting Conservatives Again? Ted Cruz Suspects So

Is the IRS targeting Conservatives again? Texas Senator Ted Cruz wants answers for the latest audit issued against a right-leaning news website. According to a report from another right-leaning news site, the Blaze, Breitbart News Network has attracted attention from Internal Revenue Service auditors. Cruz believes that the Senate Judiciary Committee should issue subpoenas to… Read more »

IRS Veteran Details How The Agency Is Failing The American People

What's the IRS doing wrong? Former agent says he knows.

In a Reddit post that’s going viral, a former IRS agent is spilling his guts, answering anything, and describing why he thinks the IRS is broken — and what he’s telling the government to do about it. He’s summarized his letter in 16 points. The highlights are below. Mike Gregory says that the title of… Read more »

Bob Beckel Threatens To Beat Up Reporter Jason Mattera

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Bob Beckel threatened to beat up reporter Jason Mattera during a The Five segment on Fox News. Mattera recently followed former IRS official Lois Lerner to question her about alleged partisan political targeting by the tax agency. Beckel became irate while discussing Mattera’s viral video and called him out on national television. Jason Mattera, a… Read more »

Tax Day Freebies — Today’s the Day For Free Stuff!

Tax Day Freebies — Free Stuff For April 15, 2014.

Tax day freebies are perhaps the only redeeming aspect of April 15 every year. And while only a few organizations used to give out free items or services on tax day a few years ago, the number of tax day freebies now is growing into quite a list. Forbes has put some work into compiling… Read more »

Avoiding The Big, Bad IRS: 3 Things You Need To Know

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Benjamin Franklin is reputed to have said that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Almost everyone knows this phrase. What is less well known is the observation by Will Rogers that “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress… Read more »

Bill Gates Fears ‘Robots’ Will Soon Take Over Many Low Skilled Jobs

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Bill Gates believe that neither the federal government nor the American people are prepared for the sweeping changes that will soon be occurring in the labor market. If the Microsoft giant is right, “software substitution” will one day soon replace the need for a significant chunk of the labor force. Over the course of the… Read more »

What Ted Cruz Said At CPAC Shocked Liberals Across America

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Ted Cruz appears to never shy away from saying what is on his mind and remained true to form during his CPAC speech. The Senator took to the podium an announced that the United States should abolish the IRS. The Tea Party Republican feels that American should be able to file their taxes on the… Read more »

Michael Jackson’s Estate Made $600 Million In Revenue

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Even though the Michael Jackson Estate has experienced debt, it turns out they still made a pretty penny after Jackson’s death in 2009. It’s been five years since the King of Pop left the world, and apparently during that time Michael Jackson’s estate made a big pay-day. The impressive figure of $600 million is in… Read more »

Lil Wayne Owes US Government $12 Million Dollars

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Lil Wayne isn’t very happy with how March started this year. The rapper just got slapped with a federal income lien by the IRS for a whopping $12 million dollars in unpaid taxes. $12,155,084.46 to be exact. Yep, the IRS didn’t even forgive the extra 46 cents. According to a scoop by Gossip Extra, the… Read more »

Michael Jackson Net Worth: Why The IRS Death Tax Is Wrong

Michael Jackson Net Worth: Why The IRS Death Tax Doesn't Make Sense

If you consider Michael Jackson’s net worth and the reality of the IRS death tax it seems to be a case where these taxes on inheritance show just how crazy the tax code can be. In a related report by The Inquisitr, Jackson’s estate is claimed to owe $702 million in taxes. The executors of… Read more »

Michael Jackson Estate: IRS Claims Estate Owes A Whopping $702M

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The Michael Jackson estate appears to be in hot water with the IRS these days. According to TMZ, the pop icon’s estate is reportedly being accused of cheating taxpayers out of a staggering affluence. The media publication reports that the IRS is looking to recover taxes amounting to more than $700 million on profits garnered… Read more »

IRS Accused Of Targeting Hollywood Conservatives

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The IRS has been accused of targeting Hollywood conservatives. The Tea Party and patriot groups targeting scandal by the Internal Revenue Service has barely subsided and the federal tax agency is making headlines again. Gary Sinise, Jon Voight Kelsey Grammer and other notable entertainers are Friends of Abe members. The group has reportedly faced extreme… Read more »

IRS.gov Free File Tax Returns Won’t Begin Until January 31st [Video]

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IRS.gov allows taxpayers a free tax filing system through its e-filing method, which has been growing in popularity. But this year, taxpayers will have to wait a little longer to get the refunds some have been waiting anxiously for. The IRS.gov free tax filing system won’t begin accepting returns for 2013 taxes until January 31…. Read more »

Costa Rica Will No Longer Allow Americans To Avoid Taxes

Costa Rica will not longer allow Americans to evade taxes

Costa Rica has been a refuge for wealthy Americans seeking to avoid the steep rates they face in the Untied States, but that’s about to change. Starting in January the Central American country along with the Cayman Islands, another popular investing destination will be off limits. The US Treasury Department announced new agreements last week,… Read more »

Americans Renouncing Citizenship Due To Tax Law

Americans are renouncing their citizenship in record numbers recently because they seek a tax break. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a record number of citizens want relief from the massive amounts of paperwork required by U.S. tax law. The 1,130 citizens that renounced their U.S. citizenship in the second fiscal quarter of 2013… Read more »