The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found even more missing emails from Lois Lerner among the recycled back-up tapes, which has provided now about 35,000 emails that were deemed lost and destroyed. This new batch of roughly 6,400 emails is … [Read more...] about TIGTA to IRS: You Got (More) Mail!
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People have traditionally measured wealth by the amount of tangible assets they have. Viewed from this perspective, many people who have saved substantially for their retirement through an IRA, a 401K, or other profit sharing plans, (all in the category known as defined … [Read more...] about The Great Wealth Switch: How the Public Sector Became Wealthy
Forbes recently had a very good article which explores the US Federal Debt and how it affects economic growth. It also reviews government debt for the future, and its affect on the private sector and the debt-to-GDP ratio. Unfortunately, it doesn't cover the entirety of US debt, … [Read more...] about How Much Each Taxpayer Owes Toward the Federal Debt
Each year, the Tax Foundation releases its annual report measuring Tax Freedom Day, "the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year." Tax Freedom Day is today. April 24th. It takes 114 days of working to pay the country's tax … [Read more...] about Today is Tax Freedom Day
Earlier this year, John Koskinen, the IRS Commissioner, complained about the IRS budget given to him by Congress. It was reduced by nearly $350 million for this fiscal year. Commissioner Koskinen claimed the “agency’s $10.9 billion budget is its lowest since 2008. When adjusted … [Read more...] about IRS Complains About Budget Cuts, But It Cut Its Own Customer Service Budget