"Thanks to your generous donation to the federal government, you helped bankroll a Yale University study on the evolution of duck genitalia. The price tag for taxpayers — over $384,000."Read more »
IRS APOLOGIZES FOR TARGETING TEA PARTY GROUPS IN 2012
On Friday, the IRS apologized for singling out conservative groups, especially organizations that had "Tea Party" or "Patriot" in their names, for additional reviews during the 2012 electionRead more »
“I came down from the tree and he started to handcuff me,” Deziel said. “I pulled away, right. I didn’t want to be arrested.”
But it’s what happened next that infuriated Deziel and his mother.
“He tripped me and I fell face first into that puddle right there...scratching my nose, beating up my lips and breaking my collar bone.”
When he was on the ground he was handcuffedRead more »
Revenue Canada says BitCoins aren't tax exempt
Just in time for tax season, the Canada Revenue Agency says the users of Bitcoins will have to pay tax on transactions in the upstart digital currency.Read more »
Judge regularly fines those in courtroom who have cellphones ring. His cell phone went off during proceedings. He went and paid the fine, as he makes others do.Read more »
Bishop: Why Catholics Should Resist Paying Federal TaxesRead more »
Former mayor now elderly may lose home for non payment of overdue property taxes. Home to be auctioned on city hall steps. Community comes to aid.Read more »
MARYLAND GOVERNOR TAXES RAIN
Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley has instituted a tax on citizens for the amount of rain that falls on their property.
The tax, officially known as a "storm water management fee," will be enforced in nine of the state's counties. The state legislature passed it in 2012 purportedly to "raise revenue to cleanup [sic] the Chesapeake Bay," according to MarylandReporter.com.
IRS to monitor Facebook, Twitter for tax cheats
Is the IRS about to get too close for comfort? New reports brought to light by one privacy and data security expert suggest that this tax filing season the Internal Revenue Service may be monitoring social media for any clues of tax cheats.
According to Kristen Mathews, a partner attorney at law firm Proskauer Rose LLP who specializes in privacy and data security, there are reports that the IRS will be checking into individual Facebook and Twitter accounts for improprieties.Read more »
Tax evasion, both at home and abroad, is stealing potentially tens of billions of dollars in revenue from federal coffers and ultimately sapping money out of the pockets of law-abiding Canadian taxpayers."People that don't pay their fair share of the taxes means the rest of us have to pay more," says Liberal Sen. Percy Downe, who has been leading the fight in Parliament on tax evasion. "It's a tremendous revenue loss to the country." He wants the government to boost the CRA's funding for fighting tax evasion.Read more »
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