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IRS will be closely monitoring tax returns

December 11, 2008 by  

Be careful when filling out your tax returns this yearWhen you are filling out your 2008 taxes, you may want to take extra care to make sure everything is accurate – because the IRS has said it will be scrutinizing returns even more carefully than in years past.

The reason behind the crackdown is the anticipated $408 billion federal budget deficit that the country will face in early 2009.

IRS commissioner Doug Shulman recently spoke to tax lawyers in Washington, warning that the service will be looking at deductions and withholdings, as well as remaining "vigilant to ensure that wealthy individuals don’t use offshore accounts to avoid paying their U.S. taxes," according to Blomberg.

"Because of a huge deficit and major enforcement initiatives by the IRS, an inaccurate return will have a better chance of being picked up than in prior years," lawyer Ian Comisky told the news provider.

This year, the IRS may expect to face challenges increasing the amount of tax it collects, due to the large number of workers who have lost their jobs.

In addition, tax brackets have been increased so that people will be able to claim higher exemptions and standard deductions.

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  • Bob Livingston

    You should fully expect greater IRS intervention into your lives. Under the guise of a huge “federal deficit”, they will continue to dole out misery for many. Bob.

  • R Cafarelli

    Our government has committed treason against us: We will not pay taxes.
    You now have your Dictator and I have no President or Government. What Dictator Hussein says or does from this point on means absolutely nothing to me. The only non-violent recourse I have at this time, as well as everyone else, is not to support this Dictator by withholding my taxes. This is guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

    “If money is wanted by Rulers who have in any manner oppressed the People, they may retain it until their grievances are redressed, and thus peaceably procure relief, without trusting to despised petitions or disturbing the public tranquility.” 1774, Journals of the Continental Congress, 1:105-113

    Thank-you Dictator Hussein

    Based on the actions taken today by the Electoral College our Constitution and Bill of Right no longer exists. We are no longer “One Nation Under God Indivisible With Liberty and Justice For All”.

    As for the future of this country there is none. It will be systematic raped, pillaged and its people will become the slaves to the power elite of the world as it evolves into a Global Socialist/Marxist society. It won’t happen over night but over time after all it has taken the power elite of the world 95 years to get to where they are today.

    I’m predicting now that there will be no election process in 2012. If Dictator Hussein is a good little puppet he will see a second term uncontested, as the Electoral College will make sure of that. By 2016 our current Constitution will have been rewritten and or Bill of Rights will become non-existent. We will lose all our Freedoms, Liberties and there will be Justices for only them as they will be able to do no wrong.

    We The People must make our stand now; we must make our voices heard from every street corner across this nation and if need be answer the Call To Arms when it is given. For now just shout out in public where ever you are: “I’m fighting mad, I’m just not going to take it anymore – Give me Liberty or Give Me Death”.

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    • Jim

      Are you kidding me? Talk about dictators, Bush raped the constitution with full support of his rethuglican congress. He has ruined our economy with his unprovoked and counterproductive war, lined the pockets of his cronies, and has yet to be held accountable. I’ve had that holy shit feeling for the last eight years as my country has been systematically destroyed by your election stealing resident.
      So now its your turn, how does it feel asshole?

      • GD Pierce

        You are an idiot!

      • Jim R

        Feels like you are exactly what you write like – an uninformed, uneducated clod who can’t express a thought without such hate that no one pays the least attention, except to suggest you might look at Dodd and Barney (little boy lover of capitol hill) to find the idiots who melted down our economy.

      • jim

        AMEN to Jim R!! His last word describes PERFECTLY what he is,,, a Typical LIB DEM IDIOT who put barry the SOCIALIST in office!!! Bush PROTECTED his carcass for eight years!! NOW barry, the MORON wants to protect our enemies more than our citizens!!! He is turning the planners of 9-11 who KILLED THOUSANDS, loose to go back to their country and plan MORE 9-11′S!!! One can only hope that you LIB DEM IDIOTS will die the 9-11′s that will result thanks to barry the MORON!!! The SAD part is, that those of us who are Real Americans and did NOT vote for the OBAMINATION will die along with the LIB DEM MORONS!!!!!!!!!The financial MESS was made by ole barney the old hag and his boyfriend over at fannie mae and freddie mac, along with dodd the Countrywide prostitute and all of their cronies, barry, kerry, chuckie boy, slick n hil, etc etc!!
        Welcome to the OBAMAPRESSION, don;’t ya LOVE!! Hopefully YOU LOST YOUR JOB, or will soon LOSE it!! The chances are excellent with barry the SOCIALISTIC MORON and his cronies are now in charge!!!

    • G. Janicke

      This scenario is not outlandish. If you’re a Christian you recognize it to be fairly consistent with what the Bible predicts will occur during the end times. We’re in those last days. Better trust Jesus as your Lord and Savior if you haven’t already done that. We’re in for tough times, folks.

  • http://none Rose

    Just read these above, and I would like to know if sales tax is going to be able to be deducted again this year? Earlier this year I heard JC Watts from Ok., say to even save your receipts from gasoline as the taxes on that are also tax deductible. That means that 50 cents a gallon which goes to the State, variable in each state, and that 18 cents a gallon which goes to the federal government, plus the 8% sales tax, variable for each locality is tax deductible. That adds up into money folks–as much as upwards of $15 for each 50 gallons. Do that two to three times a week for one car, as that is all we have, you end up with quite a bit of money.

    Those of you who live in Texas, I believe we are paying 50 cents a gallon for taxes at the State level, 18 cents a gallon at the local level, plus your sales tax. If you come up with other figures, let me know. If the figures are different for the federal level let me know. Thanks a lot, and hope this is a help to you all.


  • Ida

    let them monitor closely wall street people not regular working people.

  • stan williams

    There should be no issue to collecting taxes! the Folks elected Leaders that say.”PAYING TAXES IS TO BE PATRIOTIC”. Therefore why can’t the IRS be just be ELIMENATED. THATS ALL I’M GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT!!

    • Jim R

      Then who collects the taxes? The Gov of Illinois??

  • TeresaE

    Wow, glad to see that reality is dawning.

    The government/IRS/Federal Reserve has already eliminated about 50% of the small businesses that used to employ us.

    They will use Draconian measures to remove the rest.

    We are in sooooo much trouble and most sheep still don’t have a clue.

    -ps. Think they are strict now? Wait until this years returns hit and millions that used to work independently are now not making any income at all. There goes SS and income tax. Businesses, especially small businesses (responsible for 45% of all payroll taxes paid) are GONE. Business gone = no taxes. Boy, they are going to love that.

  • comsense08

    Can you believe we now have a drug taking lawyer in charge of the mess all his buddies created?? You couldn’t write this script if you had too. You think the rest of the world is going to think highly of us NOW???? Not on your life. We will be the laughing stock of the world as they watch us systematically shred what once was the greatest nation on earth. God have mercy!

  • Ross Blankert

    The most corrupt socialist attorney from the most corrupt city for politics is going to be the president. He is way over his head. If they make the little private army to enforce laws he gets passed, and tries to take our guns, he will be getting a fight here. I have rights and LEFTS. Buy your bullets now while you can.

  • Colony14Author

    I hope the IRS finally goes after the Kennedy clan, which has been sheltering its many millions in Fiji for ages. But, of course, they won’t. In fact, when Teddy kicks the bucket, Congress will probably pass an estate tax exemption so that his family can avoid taxes.

  • stan williams

    I do belive the Gov. of Illon. would not only make a GREAT tax collecter, but ONE hell off a PRESIDENT! He surely could outdo BUBBA, no dought about it!!! Go figure!

  • Jonathan

    Obama no longer has a hidden agenda and our country is on the precipice of becoming a Marxist nation. Just wait! He’s already referred to our country as a non-Christian nation. Apologizing to our Muslim “bro’s” for our misdirected “imperialistic” stature when motivated by our ulterior motives (ie) oil and has not too subtely made his “transparent” biases to the race-card when he speaks of a “learning opportunity”….what bullshit!
    Abortion-on-demand paid by every tax-paying citizen when his public-option health care plan gets passed through Congress or rather “shoved” through a simple-majority by his hench-people, the ditz speaker, Pelosi, who’d rather be working her itenerant-Mexicans on her palatial vineyard-grounds in Sonoma Valley whilst toasting herself with her $500.00 St.-Louis Crital wine glasses garnering her fellow lib-icon-hollywood DRUG-INDUCED HIGH-SCHOOL DROP-OUT DEAD-HEAD GROUPIES sipping her “Champanoise-methoide” with “STREISAND” leading the pack more than likely.
    Barrack Obama and his agenda when fully implemented will certainly make the U.S. the equivalent to any liberal socialized E.U. participating country overseas. His mentors throughout his formative years should have tipped someone off but the media pushed the electorate over the top! The inauguration made me sick to my stomach…particularly when Dick Cheney and his wife were introduced approaching the dais and thousands participating in the “hysterical” moment booed! How low-class! Oh well, at least we learn one thing from the Dem libs; everything counter to their behavior is proper and acceptable in the social graces. They truly are the ones that are an embarrassment to their party as well as their country!

  • JH

    It’s bad enough the IRS is stepping up their milk the citizenry program, but it is much more widespread than that. State and local governments everywhere you look are using and stretching their powers on all fronts to make up for revenue shortfalls. The police are writing tickets in the interest of public safety in wildly increasing numbers. Municipal power companies are rejiggering numbers and sending out revenue protection officers with alarming frequency. Code enforcement crackdowns are result in more fines and fees by hyper-technical drones. Gasps of a dying empire are echoing over this once great land. They ain’t us anymore.


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