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… What was Lois Lerner Thinking ?? [#IRSGate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 28th,2014

.. she is in enough trouble as it is .

.. now this ..

.. she was (mistakenly sent an e – mail that was meant for someone else . So , what did she do ? …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the news piece …

.. she actually tried to sic the IRS on a sitting US Senator ? Is she insane …

.. she has no business , None at All , doing this , not even thinking about it ..

.. besides being a Senator and a businessman , Grassely is also a farmer . His taxes are complex enough , god knows . He is a higher – than – normal target for an examination , much less an audit . But an exam sicced on him by someone is another branch of the IRS ? …. No ! …


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… This One could get Interesting [Supreme Court case // IRS powers]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 11th,2014

.. this one is not about a request for information .

.. this one comes in the normal course of doing business , including in the performance of an audit or an examination . It is done all of the time …

.. what it is about is the next step in the process , a summons . This one carries legal teeth . In effect , it is a subpoena . It carries the same effects as one . These are usually approved by courts as a matter of course …

.. The Infernal Revenue Service is not used to people balking at summons . Those ” hush puppies ” have teeth . But , they can be challenged .

.. [h/t — TAS]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. this one is about a taxpayer challenging the legality and authority of an IRS summons . I am guessing that the Service is plenty surprised by this . But , the taxpayer is right , in this case . the Service has to have legal authority for the summons ..

.. when a taxpayer decides to due this (go to war with theService) , they are getting themselves a world of trouble . I am presuming that this fellow has a tax lawyer , and , in addition , a good appeals lawyer , to boot . But , they should be darned sure of their position , If they are , then go to it . The Service has to have a legal basis for what it is doing .

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… Dr. Ben Carson : Under the Microscope …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 15th,2014

Carson said audits and other harassment began in May or June of 2013 and gradually expanded to include family members, associates, and his charitable endeavors.

“I’ve been quite I would say astonished at the level of hostility that I have encountered,” Carson said in an exclusive interview with host John Bachman on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV.

“The IRS has investigated me. They said, ‘I want to look at your real estate holdings.’ There was nothing there. ‘Well, let’s expand to an entire [year], everything.’ There was nothing there. ‘Let’s do another year.’ Finally, after a few months, they went away. But they’ve come after my family, they’ve come after my friends, they’ve come after associates.”

.. [h/t — Newsmax] ..
.. [link] to the interview segment …

“You know,” Carson told Newsmax TV, “we live in a Gestapo age, people don’t realize it. But what I say is the Congress has to, at some point, step up to the plate. The reason we have divided government is if one branch of the government gets out of control, starts thinking they’re too big for their britches, you need to be able to have control.”

Carson said the audits, which began a few months after his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, marked the first time he had been audited in his life.

He also said a charitable organization that aids inmates’ children was informed last year, for the first time in recent years, that they would no longer be receiving a $1 million annual grant from the Justice Department.

“This is solely because you were involved?” Bachman asked.

“Correct,” Carson replied, adding: “…They’ve come after my children in terms of their employment and things like this.”

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