Wednesday, September 26, 2007

So since auditing the All Saints Episcopal Church did not pan out... the IRS thought they would fall back on the old "you influenced the 2004 election with your innocent little sermon" trick... well played, IRS... well played...

In early June 2005, the IRS notified All Saints that it was investigating the parish's tax-exempt status because of a sermon its former rector, George Regas preached on October 31, 2004, the Sunday before the 2004 presidential election.

The IRS alleged that the sermon may have been an "implicit" intervention in the 2004 presidential election because it contained references to the two candidates' positions on certain moral issues, and it reminded parishioners of the need to consider their values when voting.

Monday, September 24, 2007

So, this is either brilliant or makes no sense what-so-ever.... I am on the fence... anyone got any thoughts? anyone...?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Alright, there are several things wrong with the following link (brace yourself!):

1) It is about Joe Francis, written by Joe Francis
2) It is TEN pages long
3) No mention of his tax evasion charges (ok, I will admit it, I did not read the whole thing but on a quick skim, it looked like there was no mention...)
4) I liked the movie "Meet Joe Black" (how cute is Claire Forlani!) and am a little offended that Joe Francis uses this phrase for his own devices. I am sure I will get over it eventually though... not yet...nope, still not over it... anyway....

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Handy IRS tip of the week (hey, I am here to help!) - install a garage door, it is tax deductible! Have a great day!

It pays to upgrade your garage door to a more energy efficient model before the end of the year. That’s because the Internal Revenue Service has declared garage doors eligible for a tax credit under the Energy Tax Incentives Act, provided the door meets specific criteria.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

So you know, the IRS would really appreciate it if all of you slackers would fill out your income tax forms correctly. It is making their job of auditing you very difficult. Seriously, what is wrong with all of you!? Jeez.

A report issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) indicates that the IRS receives millions of income and wage statements each year that contain mismatched names and identification numbers. According to TIGTA, "These mismatches consequently create opportunities for the income recipients to avoid the scrutiny of the IRS through underreporting income and not filing tax returns."

Monday, September 10, 2007

How can you NOT take advice from Jean Chatzky? She is like the best friend we all wish we have... someone who is fun to have a drink with but can also give you a laundry list of financial tips at the same time! Kinda like she did on the TODAY SHOW today...

Thursday, September 6, 2007

So the IRS only NOW has gotten around to tracking THIS guy down after 30 YEARS of tax evasion but me... ME they found in 2004 and hounded me for less than $6000?! Seriously, people, get your priorities straight!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

So theoretically, the US Federal Government is somewhere curled up in the fetal position too scared to go their mailbox fearing that there may be yet another dreaded envelope from the IRS... Oh wait, never mind, that was me... my bad

"It is outrageous that government entities are failing to pay their employment taxes," Inspector General George Russell said in a statement. "It is especially troubling that federal organizations are a part of this problem. The IRS must develop comprehensive procedures to remedy this inexcusable situation."