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700 IRS contract workers owe $5.4M in back taxes


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  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Oct. 24, 2013 5:42 a.m.

    "Simplify the tax code, layoff most of the hundreds of thousands people required."

    Heck, this could be a double win.

    Simplify tax code AND get to beat up Obama for higher unemployment rates.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    Oct. 23, 2013 8:40 p.m.

    Unlike other federal agencies, the IRS requires employees and those who work on agency contracts to comply with federal tax laws.

    Wait...what? This federal agency is different from the others, because the workers have to actually comply with federal law? No wonder our country is in such sad shape. We don't require people to be law-abiding citizens when they work for the federal government.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Oct. 23, 2013 7:02 p.m.

    Simplify the tax code, layoff most of the hundreds of thousands people required.
    Flat tax, no exemptions.
    Adjust the rate from year to year to meet requirements.

  • OlderGreg USA, CA
    Oct. 23, 2013 6:47 p.m.

    Before you condemn -- bear in mind what is said -- and what is *not* said.

    I was one of those vile non-compliant tax dodgers for almost three years before the IRS called me on it. Turned out that I used the wrong work-sheet calculation on one item.

    I realized I had done it more than once -- so I worked up a couple of 1040X (corrected returns) wrote a check, and mailed it off in one envelope. BIG mistake: it apparently confused them.

    They cashed the check *AND* went into the hard-core enforcement mode. It took a couple of more years with professional help, to get it all sorted out -- nearly lost everything I owned in the process.

    The tax codes are waaay too complex, the enforcement too simpleminded bully in style, and to add insult to injury, the IRS does not stand behind any answer they may give to a question.

    Did you notice the recent article about them dealing with honest folks having a hard time with complicated rules and forms?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 23, 2013 1:57 p.m.

    and it's these jokers who will be extracting the fines (no - the SCOTUS said they were TAXES) from you if you don't sign up for obamacare.

    dishonest, cheating thugs tasked with enforcing obamacare. (though being a tax cheat is prerequisite to being part of the BO misadministration.)

    feel better now?

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    Oct. 23, 2013 12:39 p.m.

    remeber they said private contractors ow the money not federal. but it is like like the private contractors for the NSA can you trust them not to profit on our private info? fishing info for the gain of a few companies and we would never know about it.,

  • Leo Femedlers El Paso, TX
    Oct. 23, 2013 11:12 a.m.

    This is what is better known as the fox guarding the henhouse.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Oct. 23, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    Fed up with your government yet?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 23, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    They should all lose their jobs. Criminal thieves.