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Facebook Might Owe The IRS As Much As $5 Billion In Back Taxes

Facebook Might Owe The IRS As Much As $5 Billion In Back Taxes

By Kate Cox Consumerist August 1, 2016     You know what giant corporations really hate to do? Spend lots of their revenue on taxes. And you know what they have to do anyway? Exactly that. But the IRS is saying that Facebook may not have done enough of it, in past years, and may […]


IRS Scandal: No End To Lois Lerner’s Lawlessness

By Against Crony Capitalism July 3, 2016     (From IBD)   IRS official Lois Lerner didn’t merely target conservative groups to take away their tax-free status, as first suspected, but also handed over more than a million pages of tax returns to the Justice Department. That’s a crime.   It’s now apparent, if it […]

IRS Scandal: No End To Lois Lerner’s Lawlessness

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Government Can’t Help; It Can Only Hurt

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute May 31, 2016 Government Can’t Help; It Can Only Hurt   Three recent stories regarding three government agencies — the IRS, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — show why we should oppose big government for practical, as well as philosophical, reasons. In […]


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Court rebukes IRS for tea party targeting, orders release of secret list

By Against Crony Capitalism March 23, 2016   Court rebukes IRS for tea party targeting, orders release of secret list     (From The Washington Times)   A federal appeals court spanked the IRS Tuesday, saying it has taken laws designed to protect taxpayers from the government and turned them on their head, using them […]


ID Thieves Attack IRS Website Using 460,000 Stolen Social Security Numbers

By Chris Morran Consumerist February 10, 2016   ID Thieves Attack IRS Website Using 460,000 Stolen Social Security Numbers   (Adam Fagen) One of the worst things an identity thief can do with a stolen Social Security number is use it to then claim that person’s tax refunds. The Internal Revenue Service has revealed that […]

The Internal Revenue Service has revealed that ID thieves recently tried to attack IRS.gov in an effort to cash in on 460,000 stolen SSNs.

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Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever

By Against Crony Capitalism January 27, 2016   Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever     Now why oh why might this be? Could it be that Washington’s curtain has been pulled back by the Internet? That’s part of it. Could it be that many Americans continue to struggle while they see the […]


Will the IRS Take Your Passport?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute December 7, 2015   Will the IRS Take Your Passport?   A little-noticed provision in the highway funding bill Congress passed this week threatens a right most Americans take for granted: the right to travel abroad. The provision in question gives the Internal Revenue Service the authority to revoke […]

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Stingrays, which mimic cell phone towers and send out signals to trick cell phones in the area into transmitting their locations and data, require only a low-level court order called a PEN register to grant permission for their use. (Photo: Electronic Frontier Foundation/flickr/cc)

Taxman and the Stingray: Revelations Show IRS Using Troubling Spy Gear

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams October 28, 2016   Taxman and the Stingray: Revelations Show IRS Using Troubling Spy Gear ‘If the IRS is using it, it shows just how far these devices have spread,’ says ACLU     For reasons that remain unclear, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been in possession of the controversial […]


The Seamless Web of Liberty

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute August 17, 2015     The Seamless Web of Liberty   Many people think the Internal Revenue Service was violating civil liberties when it harassed tea party groups. After all, the groups were targeted because they wanted to exercise their civil liberty to challenge government policies. However, the specific […]

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Enough Is Enough: Abolish the IRS 1

By Against Crony Capitalism April 12, 2015   Enough Is Enough: Abolish the IRS     The income tax is absolutely crazy if one takes a moment to think about it. We’ve become so conditioned to accept it that we don’t even realize how ridiculous it is. The government taxes one for being productive, for […]


Undercover Investigation Finds Serious Problems With Paid Tax Preparers

By Chris Morran Consumerist April 9, 2015   Undercover Investigation Finds Serious Problems With Paid Tax Preparers   (Frankieleon)   With the deadline for filing your annual tax return coming quickly, millions of Americans are putting their 1040s and other forms in the hands of largely unregulated paid tax preparers. But a new undercover report […]

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The IRS and Congress Both Hold Our Liberty in Contempt

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute April 6, 2015     The IRS and Congress Both Hold Our Liberty in Contempt   This week the Justice Department announced it would not charge former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner with contempt of Congress. Some members of Congress requested that Lerner be charged with contempt […]


4 Things To Think About Before Paying Your Taxes With A Credit Card

By Chris Morran Consumerist February 22, 2015   4 Things To Think About Before Paying Your Taxes With A Credit Card     Millions of Americans will owe the IRS anywhere from a few dollars to many thousands of dollars when they file their income tax returns, and not all of them have funds available […]

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