Get a reward for ratting for the IRS

Posted: March 5, 2010 in News, Politics
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Honestly, I can see where someone would want to cheat on their taxes.  I mean, look at the economy.  It sucks.  But you know those pesky IRS boys, if you cheat, they will find it out.

Now I don’t have a problem with taxation as long as it is honest.  Thanks to the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and the incrimental progression of bigger government I don’t think that we can go back to no federal income tax.  It’s a novel approach but one that won’t work entirely, I’m afraid.

In a down economy, the temptation to cheat on taxes is much stronger because people are in more desperate situations more often,” said Bill Raabe, a tax expert at Ohio State University’s business school.

In the IRS’ more than 140 year snitching program you can turn in a family member, your boss, your ex, and for all of this you get up to 15% or a reward up to $10 million dollars.

“You probably get a mix of people with the informant program. You’ll have spouses –– or ex–spouses probably –– as well as ex–employees turning in their employers,” said Raabe. “But you really have to think, ‘is it worth my time to report that guy?'”

Granted I don’t like taxation anymore than anyone else, and I think that snitching isn’t exactly right either, but go by your own conscience.  Income taxation is legal plunder, government taking what it wants.  Here in America we like to call ourselves the land of the free, but when it comes tax time how free do we feel?  How free do we feel when the money taken out of our paychecks goes to pay a $1 trillion dollar a year foreign policy?  Or billions and trillions of dollars worth of deficits and borrowed dollars?

There’s a slogan in the United States that says Freedom isn’t Free.  This is implying that freedom is a privilage or given to us by government.  But truth be known, freedom is a God-given right and these are things given to you by the Constitution. 

http://finance.yahoo.com/taxes/article/108952/rat-out-a-tax-cheat-collect-a-reward?mod=taxes-advice_strategy

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