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May 08 08:41

IRS shocks federal judges with statement on targeting conservatives

According to critics of the Obama administration and the IRS, Americans must endure one of the most progressive and intrusive tax-collecting systems in the world. "It appears that the IRS which is supposed to be non-political has been turned into a 'sword' against anyone who dares to disagree with Obama's radical agenda," claims political strategist Mike Baker. "And while the IRS mercilessly pursues average Americans, they permit tax cheats such as Rev. Al Sharpton, who owes the IRS at least $4 million in taxes, to have access to the Obama White House and other parts of the administration. It's believed he's being let off because he has a TV show on MSNBC on which he echoes the Obama White House propaganda and talking points" Baker alleges.

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May 06 09:04

Clintons use loophole to dodge tax they tried to hike

Seems like a classic case of "taxes for thee, but not for me" and good old-fashioned hypocrisy.

May 06 08:04

McDonald's 'has avoided paying £658million tax in Europe after moving European headquarters to Switzerland': Fast food giant risks millions in back payments

Fast food giant McDonald's could be the latest American blue-chip company to face allegations it avoiding paying taxes in Europe.

Trade unions have complained to the EU competition commissioner that the burger chain avoided paying more than £658million in corporate taxes between 2009 and 2013.

If proven the claims are set to spark another furious backlash against large US companies which rake in millions of pounds of sales in Britain and Europe without paying the same level of taxes as home-grown rivals.

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May 05 08:09

IRS seizes rural convenience store owner’s career savings in another horrible abuse of civil forfeiture

“Your client needs to resolve this or litigate it,” Mr. West wrote. “But publicity about it doesn’t help. It just ratchets up feelings in the agency.” He concluded with a settlement offer in which the government would keep half the money.

May 04 19:53

Secrecy Over TPP Fuels Growing Opposition in Congress

The back-room push for the corporate-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact may be backfiring on its supporters, as more and more lawmakers in U.S. Congress drop their interest in the deal over its extreme secrecy.

Only members of the House and Senate are currently allowed to view the text of the deal, and even they are forbidden from discussing what it contains. As a new report from Politico published Monday details, "If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving."

May 04 09:12

ENDANGERED SPECIES: THE SELF-EMPLOYED MIDDLE CLASS

Being self-employed (i.e. owning your own small business that does not require employees) is an integral part of the American Dream. Many start out dreaming of a corner office in Corporate America, but as they move up the ladder, many become disillusioned by the process and the goal: do I really want to spend my life making big-shots even wealthier?

May 03 11:47

New World Order

This website,Whatreallyhappened is mentioned and linked as a good source of truth.
Great article and links for newbies and alternative news vets alike!

The New World Order is upon us. As amazing as it may seem, we are living in the Last Days. The world is quickly uniting into a One World government, economy, religion and cashless society; under the control of The Council On Foreign Relations (CFR), the United Nations (UN), The International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission. All of these visible organizations are the vehicles by which the Illuminati control the world.

Here is an excellent explanation from eye-opening author Henry Makow concerning who the Illuminati are . . .

May 02 18:26

IRS seizes $107,000 from innocent small business, despite recent policy changes

Fairmont, N.C. — Lyndon McLellan has spent more than a decade running L&M Convenience Mart, a gas station, restaurant and convenience store in rural Fairmont, North Carolina. Then, almost one year ago, agents from the IRS came to the store and announced that they had seized his entire bank account, totaling more than $107,000.

May 02 11:13

First Amendment Skirmish with Former Federal Magistrate Monica Benton in Pooley v. Quality Loan Lost Note Foreclosure Case.

Friday, May 1, 2015

KingCast, Mortgage Movies, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King See Judge Monica Benton Uphold the First Amendment in Lost Note Case of Pooley v. Quality Loan Servicing Corporation & McCarthy Holthus.

I'm going to get to the specifics and substance of the case soon, and it involves a purportedly lost Note with a date uncertain for when an indorsement was issued on it, but for now you need to know that my First Amendment Rights as a Citizen, as a Journalist, and as a Citizen Journalist were somewhat imperiled today when I was called back into Honorable Monica Benton's Judicial Chambers where the following colloquy ensued:

"What are your credentials?"

Apr 30 14:16

Billionaire Hypocrisy: George Soros May Owe $7 Billion In Taxes

George Soros may owe some $6.7 billion in taxes Bloomberg says, noting that despite the billionaire's call to increase taxes on the wealthy, his fund has employed a loophole that allowed for the deferral of taxes on management fees the reinvestment of which has generated billions in returns.

Apr 29 09:50

IRS tells woman that she’s legally dead

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Those famous words came to mind after I spoke with Sarah Jewell, 25, from Sparta. Like most hardworking Americans, the pharmacy technician filed her tax return in February. However, instead of a refund, the IRS sent her a letter that said she was dead.

The letter read “that my Social Security number was coming up that I was deceased,” Jewell said. It just about took her breath away when she found out she’s dead. Obviously, the problem is that she’s still alive.

Apr 28 07:19

IRS Seeks To Tax $50k Raised From GoFundMe For Cancer Treatment For Car Crash Victim

In the last two years, Casey has traveled to Maryland and Louisiana for treatment, and received chemotherapy and radiation here in Omaha as well. So far, efforts to find ‘Casey’s Cure’ have shown little progress; the cancer is still there. ...

Just weeks ago, Casey and her family began a new battle. “Two years later, we get a letter saying we owed like $20,000 in taxes,” said Casey. March 30, 2015, the IRS notified the Charfs that what they’d collected through the GoFundMe account should’ve been claimed as income. Of the nearly $50,000 the government wants $15,457 in back taxes, and another $3,676 in penalties and interest. In total, the letter indicates the Charfs owe the IRS $19,133 by April 29th. “We've already used that money for my doctors’ bills and everything that I've needed,” said Casey. “It's donations, it's not income. So how can they tax you on that? I don't get it.”

Apr 28 05:08

Censorship at Southampton University - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Actually, as long as Israel insists on being “a Jewish state” instead of a democratic state of all its citizens, it must walk the path of apartheid. And, it can only get away with that through successfully maintaining an exceptional status - a status that puts it above international law.

Apr 27 11:08

IRS attacks conservative groups but silent on Clinton Foundation

In the midst of the news media coverage of the Hillary Clinton emails, her private Internet server, her thumbing her nose at government regulations and allegations that her and her husband's "charity" was involved in shady deals, no one except for public-interest groups is asking about an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigation. There are several allegations that the Clinton Foundation is nothing more than a sophisticated and elaborate political slush fund, according to news stories on Monday.

More than one group that was targeted by the IRS for daring to be conservative believes that if there ever was an organization that should be investigated and audited by the IRS it's the Clinton Foundation. The Clintons possess a talent for making incriminating documents disappear and Americans are warned to not hold their breath waiting for the IRS or the Justice Department investigate the Clintons and their arguably corrupt foundation.

Apr 26 07:46

Obamacare: AMAC Says The ‘Silence is Deafening’ As We Await Its Fate

“You don’t hear many people talking about the Affordable Care Act these days. It appears interest in Obamacare has dwindled to perhaps its lowest level in the five years since Obamacare was born in 2010. Is it because opponents and proponents of the law are holding their collective breath in anticipation? There’s a lot at stake. If the justices rule that federal subsidies are legit, it’ll be business as usual but if they deny subsidies it will be a devastating blow to the law as it stands,” Weber said.

But the fact is that, behind the scenes, the new Congress has been working on a “course correction” that has its origins well before the enactment of Obamacare.

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Apr 24 13:11

Maui Foreclosures Allowed by Judge Peter T. Cahill Without Proof of Standing or HRS §667-17 Compliance.

Friday, April 17, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Present: Trouble in Paradise -- Maui Foreclosures Allowed by Judge Peter T. Cahill Without Proof of Standing or HRS §667-17 Compliance.

24 April 2014 -- First video coming today. Wells Fargo responded after I outed them and counsel for reading my email with proof that all of them had read my inquiry but had not yet responded. Query, what percentage of the homes valued over $500K received a loan mod.... when the stakes get high the banksters for the the gold.

Hello Mr. King,

Apr 23 11:55

Bastrop County, Texas Residents Oppose Jade Helm

Officials with JADE HELM 15, as the training is called, will lay out details of their months-long training to commissioners at their Monday, April 27 Commissioner Court meeting. Officials say the training, which will be held in Bastrop County from July 15 to Sept. 15, will develop techniques and tactics needed by the military to defend U.S. interests around the globe.

Apr 23 08:24

House Report: IRS ‘Deliberately’ Cut Customer Service to Make Tax Season Painful for Taxpayers

During the 2015 tax-filing season, the IRS provided what its own Commissioner described as “abysmal” customer service, blaming skyrocketing wait times for telephone and in-person assistance on agency budget cuts. The IRS even called budget cuts “a tax cut for tax cheats.” But a close review of the agency’s spending shows the IRS deliberately cut $134 million in funding for customer service to pay for other activities. Spending decisions entirely under the IRS’s control led to 16 million fewer taxpayers receiving IRS assistance this filling season. Other spending choices, including prioritizing employee bonuses...

Apr 23 08:15

Tax dodger, wife might be on lam

A Coquille pastor and his wife may be on the run from federal authorities who want to see them imprisoned in a $1.2 million tax evasion case.

Two federal judges on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for Ronald and ­Dorothea ­Joling after they failed to show up for ­scheduled court appearances in Eugene on Wednesday.

Attorneys for the couple told Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken that they had no ­information regarding the Jolings’ whereabouts. Aiken had been scheduled to make sentencing decisions in the couple’s case.

Instead, she issued warrants for their ­arrests.

Apr 21 08:41

Ethics Professor Says It’s “Quite Reasonable” to Kill Disabled Babies via Obamacare

A professor at the highly esteemed Princeton University doesn’t want his Obamacare premiums to increase because of caring for severely disabled babies. Dr. Pete Singer, who teaches ethics (but perhaps needs a little refresher on what the word “ethics” means) argued during a radio interview on Sunday that America should be more accepting of “intentionally ending the lives of severely disabled infants.”

Apr 21 08:12

Ethics Professor says it’s “quite reasonable” to kill disabled babies via Obamacare

America should be more accepting of “intentionally ending the lives of severely disabled babies according to an Ethics Professor.

Apr 20 14:15

Australia enforces $15K tax penalty for parents who don’t vaccinate

Australia just announced a shocking and historic reform affecting parents who are concerned about vaccinating their children

Apr 18 06:49

Former IMF President, Bank-Bailout-Fiasco President, and VP of Spain, Long Untouchable by the Law – Suddenly Gets Crushed

The week has not been kind to Rodrigo Rato, the embattled former vice-president of Spain, former president of the IMF, and former president of ongoing bank-bailout-fiasco Bankia. First the Spanish news website Voz Populi reported that he was under police investigation for tax fraud, money laundering and embezzlement. That was on Tuesday.

Apr 17 14:06

Obama Likely to Veto Republicans’ Estate Tax Repeal Bill

The White House on Tuesday said Democratic President Barack Obama’s advisers would recommend that he veto a pending Republican-authored bill to repeal the estate tax.

Apr 17 07:46

The Japanese Took Over The US Debt

China No Longer Top Foreign Owner of U.S. Debt
Japan now holds more U.S. debt than China, China is selling, Japan buying, both lag behind the Fed

Before the end of February, as per information discharged yesterday by the U.S. Treasury, elements in Mainland China had surrendered their position as the top proprietors of U.S. government obligation.

http://whatisusa.info/the-japanese-took-over-the-us-debt/

Apr 17 07:44

VIDEO: Abolish Cash? Austerity? How About A Solution That Actually Benefits The 99%!

There seems to be a resurgence of cries from all quarters to abolish cash. In fact, this is merely the effect of talking points, generated by the inexorable Agenda of the 1%. Don't be fooled: if you think it is hard to protect privacy now, it is near impossible in a cashless society...

Apr 17 00:10

The Japanese Took Over The US Debt

China No Longer Top Foreign Owner of U.S. Debt.

Japan now holds more U.S. debt than China, China is selling, Japan buying, both lag behind the Fed

Before the end of February, as per information discharged yesterday by the U.S. Treasury, elements in Mainland China had surrendered their position as the top proprietors of U.S. government obligation.

http://whatisusa.info/the-japanese-took-over-the-us-debt/

Apr 16 13:16

Frustration continues with aggressive tax-refund seizures

More than 77 million American have received tax refunds -- but others may not be so lucky.

CBS News has been investigating complaints that refunds are being seized by the government without notice.

Apr 16 08:58

Two Suicides at the Capitol – Both Said “Tax The 1%”

Two years ago, a 57-yr old veteran killed himself, right before our eyes, at the capitol, wearing a sign that read “Tax the 1%.” Yet no one in the media blinked an eye. No one even asked who he was or why he killed himself.

Four days ago, a 22-yr old man killed himself, at the capitol, with the same sign attached to his hand. Yet nothing in the mainstream media. No one made the connection – no acknowledgement of this trend.

How many others must take their lives, at the altar of this grisly system, before Americans “get” the message that these men tried to send?

Apr 15 14:18

7 GIFS To Explain Why We Need Tax Reform

To mark Tax Day, we compiled some of the most unbelievable facts about America's broken tax system

Apr 15 09:53

NY Times: Would You Let The IRS Prepare Your Taxes?

Around this time every year, Joseph Bankman, a professor of tax law at Stanford Law School and a longtime advocate of using technology to simplify tax filing, gets on the phone with reporters to explain what is wrong with how we do our taxes in the United States. Every year he says pretty much the same thing: No other industrialized country asks its citizens to jump through as many hoops to calculate their taxes as ours.

It isn’t just lawmakers or the hapless-seeming Internal Revenue Service that is perpetuating the annoyance of tax time, he adds. Instead it is the private sector — specifically, the software company Intuit, which makes TurboTax, the most popular tax program in the country.

For more than a decade, Mr. Bankman and a small group of tax experts have called on the government to create a tax preparation method that they say would vastly reduce the time and cost of tax-filing for most people. Intuit has been a primary obstacle to the effort.

Apr 15 09:22

Joe Bannisters Lawyer Warns Non-Filers 'You Risk Going To Jail- Be Prepared To Lose Everything You Have'

Jeff Dickstein, the lawyer who successfully represented former IRS enforcement officer Joe Bannister in court, has some advice for potential non tax filers; Joe Bannister also discusses how his Catholic faith helped him through his fight with the IRS and the future of the tax freedom movement.

Q. "You represented Joe Bannister who was acquitted of charges. If the average American were to watch Freedom to Fascism and they decide they don't want to file their income tax, what would you say to that? What would you recommend such a person do?

Apr 15 08:15

Taxman -- George Harrison and Eric Clapton (live)

Apr 15 08:01

America : Freedom to Fascism

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Time to watch this again!

Apr 15 08:00

World Premiere of Loopholes, A Pain In The I.R.S.

Tonight is the world premiere of Loopholes, A Pain In The I.R.S. at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood, Calijfornia

Apr 14 15:18

The Grace Commission

"all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from their government"

Apr 14 13:59

Hillary Clinton – the ‘Liberal’ Puppet for War

Hillary Clinton this week launched her bid for the US presidential elections in 2016.

Clinton’s Republican rivals or would-be rivals immediately fired the brickbats, accusing the 67-year-old former First Lady of being a «Washington insider» and the «embodiment of all that is wrong» in US politics.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is lambasted by Republicans as a «liberal».

Whether described as «liberal», «conservative» or «hawk» – all American presidential candidates are the same in practice. Puppets for sale.

The unintended irony of Clinton’s Republican detractors, who include rabid rightwing Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, as well as the maverick Senator Rand Paul, is that every single one of them will have to spend similar amounts of cash in their anticipated presidential campaigns.

Apr 14 11:49

Republicans Push $269 Billion Handout For Millionaire Heirs And Heiresses

House Republicans this week will vote to hand the heirs and heiresses of America's largest fortunes a $269 billion tax break by repealing the federal inheritance tax.

The legislation would shield the very richest families from taxes on the fortunes they inherit. After years of GOP attacks on the inheritance tax, also known as the estate tax, only a few thousand of the wealthiest families are subjected to it -- 4,700 total in 2013, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. Only individual fortunes worth over $5.43 million can be taxed under current law, an amount that doubles to $10.86 million for wealthy couples. The Republican proposal would eliminate all of these estates -- which are over 15,700 percent richer than the median American household -- from taxation.

Apr 14 07:20

The Obama Family Paid 93,362 Dollars In Federal Taxes In 2014

United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle paid 93,362 dollars in taxes for the year 2014 on revenue of more than $477,000, according to the White House. Its effective tax rate was 19.6%, shows the document published Friday.

http://whatisusa.info/the-obama-family-paid-93362-dollars-in-federal-t...

Apr 13 22:08

The Obama Family Paid 93,362 Dollars In Federal Taxes In 2014

United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle paid 93,362 dollars in taxes for the year 2014 on revenue of more than $477,000, according to the White House. Its effective tax rate was 19.6%, shows the document published Friday.

http://whatisusa.info/the-obama-family-paid-93362-dollars-in-federal-t...

Apr 13 10:25

The Middle Class “Wealth Tax”

The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) was supposedly “fixed” in 2012, and yet it’s still harming many middle class families because the “wealth tax” was actually simplified or eliminated.

Apr 12 08:03

Chicago Commuter Rail gets $3M Federal grant to ease congestion

This grant was announced by Dan Lipinski and Mike Quigley, U.S. Reps along with Dick Durbin, U.S. Sen. on Friday.

The grant will help the Illinois Department of Transportation in developing a plan for the improvement of efficiency of these commuter rail lines.

(*The grant comes suspiciously soon after the suspicious Rahm Emanuel win over challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia , for Chicago's Mayoral Position)

Apr 10 23:00

Wall Street’s Stealth Tax Break

A tax break that could be the biggest in America is essentially hidden from view. The break on stock market losses flies under the radar, unseen and uncounted, shifting up to 39.6 percent (the top marginal rate) of investment losses onto the U.S. Treasury.

Apr 10 12:56

Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party, conservative groups

Government documents obtained by a top "Inside the Beltway" watchdog group and released on Thursday reveal that Internal Revenue Service's Lois Lerner was strongly urged by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, her assistance in attacking certain non-profit political groups. The organizations they selected for targeting by Lerner were part of the Tea Party and conservative movements.
Newly released documents revealed that Sen. Levin (left) and Sen. McCain both urged the IRS to target conservative groups in the wake of the Citizens United decision.

The group that investigates and exposes government corruption, Judicial Watch, released newly acquired IRS documents, including an email from Ms. Lerner in February 2012 requesting she “put together some training points to help them [IRS staffers] understand the potential pitfalls of revealing too much information to Congress."

Apr 10 06:50

Press Release - Tax Day - We Refuse to Pay for War and Weapons

“Dear IRS”
We Refuse to Pay for War and Weapons

“We cannot in conscience pay for the killing of other human beings or pay for war and preparations for war.”

“I have not included a check for the amount I still owe for 2014, about half of my total income tax bill. I do not voluntarily pay for government programs that involve killing human beings or requiring them to kill others.”

"As I calculate my total taxes ‘owed’ I like to dream about how the money will be used. Instead of paying for drones or bombs I am paying to ensure that everyone has access to basic needs and the tools needed to succeed in our community."

As April 15, tax day, approaches, thousands of individuals — like David and Jan Hartsough, Elizabeth Boardman, and Ari Rosenberg quoted above — sit down and write letters to the IRS, Congresspeople, the President, newspapers, blogs, and friends and family explaining why they protest war with their taxes.

Apr 10 04:55

Scott Walker's trip to Great Britain cost taxpayers $138,200

— On the eve of another foreign trip, Gov. Scott Walker's administration disclosed Thursday that Wisconsin taxpayers paid $138,200 for his February trip to Great Britain — a trade mission laden with political overtones from his likely 2016 presidential bid.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., which organized the six-day trip to England, laid out the costs in response to a request from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, doing so a day before another taxpayer-funded, weeklong European trip that Walker is taking as he seeks to boost his foreign policy credentials.

(*Things will be way different , once he gets in !)

Apr 08 12:43

IRS Workers Are Miserable and Overwhelmed

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Good. Now they know how WE feel!

Apr 08 06:41

A standard dejection in the IRS help line

Andrew Concha came out into the hall holding a purple sign. He checked his watch — 11:04 a.m. — then calculated how many people could be seen before the Taxpayer Assistance Center closed at 4:30 p.m. He placed the sign behind the 17th customer, signaling to the other 30 or so in line that their chance of seeing a specialist that day was slim.

“I’m not technically turning them away yet,” Concha explained. “I’m letting them know it may not be in their interest to wait three to four hours to see someone.”

With Tax Day approaching, it was the best the IRS could offer.

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Taxes are obfuscated and confusing to conceal the special exemptions for the rich, and to distract people from wondering if in fact a direct non-apportioned tax on the people is even legal to begin with.

Apr 06 08:13

The IRS and Congress Both Hold Our Liberty in Contempt

This week the Justice Department announced it would not charge former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner with contempt of Congress. Some members of Congress requested that Lerner be charged with contempt after she refused to testify at a congressional hearing investigating her role in denying or delaying the applications for tax-exempt status of "tea party" and pro-limited government organizations.

Apr 06 07:18

Danny Alexander accuses David Cameron of 'breathtaking hypocrisy'

Mr Alexander said it was hypocritical for the Conservatives to claim responsibility for raising the threshold at which people pay tax, while privately arguing for tax cuts for the better off.

Apr 05 08:35

Tories plan to cut tax for millionaires further - while average families are £1,100 worse off

George Osborne’s tax giveaway for millionaires has saved them an astonishing £85,000 each – while the average family has been left £1,100 a year worse off.

The out-of-touch Chancellor’s ­decision to slash the top rate of tax from 50p to 45p since 2013 means high-rollers on seven-figure salaries have seen their take-home pay swell.

But Labour analysis of figures from the HMRC shows changes in a series of areas since 2010 mean the average household in Britain is now almost £100 worse off every month.

Apr 03 16:38

A Minute with Federal Counsel in Meyer v. U.S. Bank. Bankruptcy/Foreclosure Appeal

Friday, April 3, 2015

A KingCast/Mortgage Movies Minute with Federal Counsel in Meyer v. U.S. Bank.

U.S. Bank et al. got smacked in the Bankruptcy Court and now appeals. Plaintiff/Appellee Attorney Richard Jones asks "If I provide documents to this Court which contained material misrepresentations, would this Court let me off the hook?"

Judge Martinez:
"At what point does the Magistrate have an affirmative duty to investigate the veracity of these documents that are put before it?"

Richard Jones, Esq.:"Under the Deed of Trust Act strict compliance is required. Substantial compliance is insufficient. The problem Judge Overstreet was facing is NWTS did not even have procedure to investigate. That is material and goes to the Public Impact -- they were flying blind" (as admitted by Jeff Stenman -- see Ha Dao Jeff Stenman videos at Affordable Video Depo).

Judge Martinez:

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Apr 03 11:42

More Unofficial Capital Controls: PFIC Rules

By Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor
Casey Research

It ranks at the very top of potential tax nightmares, especially if you invest internationally.

This nightmare could become a reality if you happen to invest in what the IRS deems a Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC), which are taxed at exorbitant rates and have highly complex reporting rules. Most foreign mutual funds are PFICs, as are certain foreign stocks.

It’s not illegal to invest in a PFIC, but practically speaking, the costs of doing it are so incredibly onerous that it’s prohibitively expensive in the vast majority of cases.

PFIC rules amount to unofficial restrictions on investing in certain foreign assets and are yet another indicator of the disturbing trend of creeping capital controls in the US...

Apr 03 07:19

Ex-IRS ethics office lawyer disbarred for … ethics violations

A lawyer who worked in the IRS ethics office was disbarred Thursday by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which concluded she misappropriated a client’s funds from a case she handled in private practice, broke a number of ethics rules and showed “reckless disregard for the truth” in misleading a disbarment panel looking into the matter.

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Apr 02 16:43

What God Wants, God Gets

God wants light. God wants mayhem. God wants a clean fight. God wants peace. God wants war. God wants famine. God wants chain stories. God wants sedition. God wants sex. God wants freedom. God wants Semtex. God wants boarders. God wants crack. God wants rainfall. God wants wetbacks. God wants voodoo. God wants shrines. God wants law. God wants organized crime. God wants crusade. God wants jihad. God wants good. God wants bad.

What God wants God gets

Apr 01 08:34

IRS chief to GOP: You can't abolish us

The IRS commissioner on Tuesday brushed aside GOP proposals to abolish his agency, insisting the U.S. would have to have a tax collector one way or another.

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The arrogance is staggering. First off, the Constitution bans non-apportioned direct taxation on the people, and that provision has never been repealed. Awareness that the 16th Amendment was not actually ratified is starting to gain traction among a population now aware that the government lies about everything! When this nation was founded, taxes were collected from businesses, tariffs, and import duties, which did not require a massive bureaucracy prying into the lives of every citizen.

Yes, the IRS can be abolished (along with the personal income tax).

Mar 31 10:45

Hundreds Hope To Avoid Foreclosure

Hundreds hope to avoid home foreclosure in Wayne County

Detroit — Several hundred property owners showed up Tuesday morning at the Wayne County Treasurer’s office to meet the deadline to pay property taxes and avoid foreclosure.

Treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz is pursuing a record number of foreclosures this year and activists have called for him to enact a moratorium to prevent potentially thousands of people from losing their homes.

Mar 30 11:28

IRS plan to require tax forms for wins of $600

Casino operators in South Mississippi are coming out against an IRS proposal that would require players to file tax forms any time they win $600 or more on slot machines, keno or bingo.

The threshold currently is $1,200. Hit that amount or higher and the slot machine freezes and stays locked until the Internal Revenue Service form is complete.

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But you cannot deduct gambling losses, of course!

Mar 27 13:48

Israel to resume tax revenue transfers to the Palestinian Authority

After months of freezing tax revenue transfers as punishment for the Palestinian Authority's application to the Rome Statute, Israel announced on Friday that it will release the money to the interim government in Ramallah.

The announcement was made in a press release by the Prime Minister's Office just before sundown Friday.

This past January, Israel froze the transfer of some NIS 500 million in tax collections to the Palestinian Authority.

The move came as a protest of the formal application for membership of the International Criminal Court that was filed on Friday on behalf of the “State of Palestine.”

Mar 25 13:44

Bizarre Federal Ultimatum Could Land Innocent Woman Behind Bars

Doreen Hendrickson is a mild-mannered and demure mother of two. She seems more like someone you would see at a church picnic rather than in a jail house.

Thanks to the dirty tricks and heavy hands of the authoritarian federal government, she may be incarcerated very soon. Denied her basic rights in the court of law, Doreen Hendrickson was convicted of contempt of court on July 25, 2014.

Her tale is certainly unusual.

Doreen Hendrickson, along with her husband Pete, are libertarian activists who file tax returns in an unconventional way and encourage others to do the same. Because of this, Doreen was charged by the federal government with defying two court orders.

Mar 25 11:26

Stand Up - Claire Rivero's latest song!

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Obamacare is now five years old, millions are still uninsured, and the Obamacare-compliant policies are more expensive and provide less coverage!

Mar 25 09:25

THE MILLIONS IN EU FUNDING THE BBC TRIED TO HIDE

Over the last three years the BBC has secretly obtained millions of pounds in grants from the European Union. Licence fee payers might assume that the Corporation would have been compelled to disclose the source of this money in its annual reports, but they bear no trace of it specifically. In the latest set of accounts, for example, these funds are simply referred to as ‘other grant income’.

Mar 25 07:25

Dem senators warn Obamacare rule 'particularly harmful and disruptive'

Six Democratic senators and one independent have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to a delay a new rule that would likely force small businesses to pay more for employee health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The senators warn that if the administration goes ahead with the change it would be "particularly harmful and disruptive" to small businesses.

Starting in 2016, the Obamacare change will require businesses that employ between 51-100 people to purchase insurance in what the government defines as the "small group market," rather than the market for large group plans. The senators warn that the change will inflate health care costs for those businesses.

Mar 24 12:04

Blood Money: These Companies and People Make Billions of Dollars From War

Despite warnings of its existence and imminent expansion, the military-industrial complex (or military-industrial-congressional complex) remains in operation today. It is an iron triangle that comprises the policy and monetary relationships which exist between legislators, national armed forces, and the arms industry that supports them. These relationships include political contributions, political approval for military spending, lobbying to support bureaucracies, and oversight of the industry.

It is a major reason we are stuck in a perpetual war.

Mar 23 12:35

Forum -- What You Really Need to Know About Foreclosure in Washington State.

Monday, March 23, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Present: Forum -- What You Really Need to Know About Foreclosure in Washington State.

Sometimes you have to redifine what winning is......This is an ongoing series sponsored by Greater Seattle attorneys and real estate professionals including, but not limited to Kreg Kendall, Michelle Darnell, Jeff Jared, Esq. and Ha Dao, Esq. Stay tuned for more information.

Mar 23 07:25

George Osborne’s Budget will threaten workers' retirement funds with 55% stealth tax

Analysts say proposals in Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget will hit not just the rich, but also those on more modest incomes.

Mr Osborne claimed a move to lower the “lifetime allowance” – the maximum that can be saved into a pension pot before a 55 per cent penal tax kicks in – from £1.25million to £1million, would affect “fewer than four per cent” of people. But experts argue that the allowance has now almost halved from £1.8million since 2010 and the tax will hit older savers who have built up their pension pots over many years.

Greg Kingston, of Suffolk Life, part of Legal & General, said: “Even a 21-year-old on the forthcoming higher minimum wage of £6.70 per hour who works a 35-hour week and puts 20 per cent of their earnings into a pension, by the time they are 67, could easily have reached this limit.”

Mar 21 09:52

Stephen King: Maine governor should 'man up and apologize'

Stephen King says Maine Gov. Paul LePage should "man up and apologize" after the governor claimed the author has moved away and doesn't pay income taxes in Maine.

LePage used his radio address this week to make his case for eliminating Maine's income tax. He said states without an income tax, such as Florida, have lured away Maine residents, including King.

King spends winters in Florida but told the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1Bb7e3i ) on Friday that he and his wife paid about $1.4 million in Maine state taxes in 2013 and figured it was about the same for 2014.

King says his foundation also gives $3 to $5 million grants annually, mostly in Maine.

Mar 20 08:21

Tax returns exiting U.K., but don’t expect it in U.S.

As tax season goes into the stretch, think of what life might be like if, well, if there wasn’t one.

What if the “madness” in March conjured only visions of college hoops, not pretax return anxiety? Imagine April 15 being just another day. And H&R Block? Poof.

That’s not likely to happen here, but it’s what the U.K. is shooting for as Britain plans to push forward a new system in which very few, if any, of the isles’ 30 million or so income-tax payers would have to file a complex annual return. In its budget plan recently submitted to Parliament, the nation’s ruling Conservative Party is looking to essentially eliminate tax returns within the next half-decade.

Mar 19 12:13

Fear of IRS Tax Audits Diminish

The announcement that Federal government’s tax-take hits all-time high as the federal government collected a record amount of taxes in fiscal year 2014, topping $3 trillion in revenue for the first time in its history, has the tax man taking a bigger bite than ever. Yet, the take that the collection bureau seems un-phased from all their scandals to put the taxpayer through their third degree audits are easing up. Why? The answer may surprise when the ledger is tallied up.

The Wall Street Journal reports, Fewer Taxpayers Are Audited Amid IRS Budget Cuts.

Mar 19 05:28

Arizona Shooting Leaves One Dead And Five Wounded, Captured Suspect

A gunman shot six people, killing at least one Wednesday morning in Mesa, Arizona.
The Police Department spokesman, Esteban Flores, told a news conference that a man of Anglo-Saxon origin with several tattoos on his body was arrested at about one o’clock, five hours after the first attack is reported.

Images captured by local media showed a man coming out of a complex of apartments and handcuffed inside a special medical white outfit used to preserve biological evidence. The suspect was transported to a local hospital.

http://whatisusa.info/arizona-shooting-leaves-one-dead-and-five-wounde...

Mar 19 04:05

Texas Senate Approves Concealed Carry Weapons In Universities

In Texas it is legal to walk down the street publicly exhibiting rifles, but is not warranted show handguns.
The Texas Senate approved on Wednesday preliminarily a bill allowing concealed carry weapons in public universities, a day after it was authorized public carrying of handguns in the state.

The bill was approved even though it has been criticized by police, students and officials from major universities in Texas.

http://whatisusa.info/texas-senate-approves-concealed-carry-weapons-in...

Mar 19 03:15

Target Will Pay 10mdd To Meet Demand For Violation Of Data

In a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit related to a massive violation of data security agreement 2013, Target Corp agreed to pay 10 million dollars.

According to a company spokesman consulted by CBS News the proposal includes the creation of an account to pay individual victims up to $ 10,000 as compensation for damages.

http://whatisusa.info/target-will-pay-10mdd-to-meet-demand-for-violati...

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Mar 18 08:15

GOP budget slashes tax rates for the 1 percent, safety net for everyone else

Proposal, columnist writes, 'is based on an economic philosophy that has failed the country and its people savagely in the past and inevitably will do so again.'

Mar 18 05:42

EU calls for tracking computers in all vehicles to monitor, regulate travel

The controlling surveillance state is deepening, prying further into people's lives like a chisel carving its way through skin and bone. Governments have become opportunistic control freaks, centralizing their micromanagement powers whenever possible. Now the European Union is rolling out plans to monitor travel on all European roads, tracking drivers' mileages and time traveled per vehicle. This controlling scheme is not for surveillance alone; it's essentially a plan to tax every driver for the for the distance they travel on European roads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, people in Europe (and the US) are already taxed for the miles they drive with taxes on gasoline and tires. The more you drive the more you pay in those existing taxes. Adding another mileage tax (along with more surveillance) means people will be less likely to go shopping, or go to a restaurant, or theater, or sporting event, or tourist destination, meaning more of those businesses will be shut down. In the long term, adding more taxes will mean less tax revenue overall.

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