Tax cheats: The 11% who don't fear the IRS
These respondents told the agency as much to its face, but budget cuts and public distrust of its enforcement tactics won't make it easy to stop them.
Thinking about cheating on your taxes but just waiting for some sort of sign that it'll work out. Well, 11% of your neighbors say go for it.
The Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board released the results of its telephone poll on Tuesday and discovered -- as it has for several years running -- that roughly 90% of Americans plan to play it by the book this tax season.
These are the kind of folks who'll spackle and paint over every hole in the wall before moving, bring a fistful of singles to a bed and breakfast just in case it has an honor bar for snacks and count every item in their shopping cart before selecting a checkout lane. They're the "cross on the green, not in between" folks.
Then there's the other 11% -- who openly plan to cheat "a little here and a little there" or "as much as possible," according to the survey. These are the folks who ride helmetless on motorcycles or fly in small planes even though they know what happened to Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper. The risk-takers.
While it's still somewhat surprising that any of the 1,500 people surveyed voluntarily tell the IRS that they plan to cheat, general disdain for the tax man's seemingly arbitrary enforcement habits isn't a new development. While 43% of those surveyed said they think the IRS maintains a proper balance between enforcement and taxpayer service, 30% said the agency devotes too many resources to enforcement.
The IRS claims it audits only 1% of all returns. Last year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted that budget and staff cuts at the IRS would mean fewer audits. This year, Business Insider cited TurboTax while claiming that people making more than $1 million were eight times more likely to be audited than anyone else. And Accounting Today notes that whistleblowers are far less likely to help the IRS find audit targets than they've been in the past.
IRS cutbacks mean less customer-service help for those on the straight-and-narrow, and fewer audits mean potentially less tax revenue for everyone. Both also mean folks in the IRS phone survey have little to fear in telling it like it is.
They're the 11%. They're cutting corners, and they're just daring the understaffed, underfunded IRS to do something about it.
AND THEY SAY "WERE WORKING ON IT"!!!!!
cheat all you can the illegals are doin it for years no taxes, they drive nice cars and buy homes with cash what america its illegal america , born and raised here i never got one break on taxes but i can come here from mexico and break the law and pay no taxes but thats ok mr obama says id like to move to another country and do that but id be put in jail for breakin the law and throw the key away
The Fire Chief Said...
For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
Not fair to make judgment of this, until you see what the Fire Chief says!!!!
In South Los Angeles , a 4-plex home was destroyed by a fire.
A Mexican family of six, all welfare recipients and gang members,
Lived on the first floor, they died.
An Islamic group of seven welfare cheats,
All illegally in the countryfrom Kenya , lived on the second floor,
And they, too, all perished in thefire.
6 LA, Hispanic, ****ers, & ex-cons,
Lived on the 3rd floor and they, too, died.
A lone, white couple lived on the top floor.
The couple survived the fire.
Jesse Jackson, John Burris and Al Sharpton were furious!!
They flew into LA and met with the fire chief, on camera.
They loudly demanded to know,
Why the Blacks, Black Muslims and Hispanics,
All died in the fire and why only the White couple lived?
The Fire Chief said,
"They were at work"
Anyone dumb enough to answer a phone survey and state that they would stretch or cheat is deserving of an audit. Have they not heard of caller ID.
If you are honest, you have no reason to fear the IRS. Even if you have made an honest mistake or undergoing an audit, if you believe you did the right thing, there should be no fear.
That's not to say you shouldn't fear additional taxes and penalties!
Demos are elected by parasites(tax users). Demos don't care about that. They have their cushy lifetime jobs. Limit congress to eight years.
TAXPAYER 1&SOMEONE: You`ll both be in a better mood when your welfare ckeck
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