We’ve all heard of police officers who abuse their power through racial profiling. The practice is unethical and illegal. Earlier this year, eyebrows in Congress were being raised at a bill which proposed holding IRS agents liable if they abuse their authority and profile taxpayers based on their political beliefs. In an age of much political unrest, this issue is reaching critical mass and gaining more awareness by US taxpayers. Simply stated, Uncle Sam cannot discriminate. Period. This bill would curtail political witch hunts by the IRS.
The current operating procedure in these situations is to fire an agent if found guilty. If passed, this law could result in jail time for agents who abuse their power. Perhaps with legal backing of the concept, IRS agents will be more inclined to flex their muscles within the appropriate confines of the law. This would be welcome news to taxpayers on both sides of the political aisle.
According to Fox News, the bill:
“explicitly prohibits discriminating against any group on the basis of political speech or beliefs. The bill would drastically increase the punishment for any IRS official who violates this — with up to a $5,000 fine and/or five years in prison.
The passage of such a bill would likely create a greater awareness on behalf of the general American public regarding the IRS. By paying closer attention to the procedures of the IRS and collectively speaking out, this may also result in more checks and balances for the IRS. For many, this would be a welcome change.
To learn more about a bill that could make it illegal for IRS agents to profile taxpayers on the basis of their political beliefs, visit: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/13/bill-would-punish-irs-agents-who-abuse-authority-with-jail-time/"continue reading
Getting the IRS off your back can be a challenging proposition. Unfortunately, this stress can often result in relationship deception, or financial infidelity. For example, it’s not uncommon for a husband to hide the debt from his wife. Most guys in this situation have good intentions and simply want to make the problem go away before they weigh their spouse down with IRS tax issue. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these cases end up escalating and by the time the wife finds out, their finances are so far out of hand that the news hits her beyond her pocketbook – and directly into her heart. Financial deception can be more damaging on a relationship than a romantic affair.
Daily Finance addresses the topic of financial infidelity and helps put the whole thing in perspective. If you are lying to your spouse, it’s time to face the IRS and put the whole thing behind you once and for all. Read more on this topic: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/02/08/marriage-money-secrets-financial-counselors-lies-debt/"continue reading
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