Official: IRS ‘Misled’ Congress

Official: IRS ‘Misled’ Congress

The embattled IRS continues to struggle in its efforts to reestablish legitimacy amid an ever-growing series of scandals and mishaps.

Just last week it was revealed that the agency is refusing to release thousands of new emails discovered by an Inspector General in the ongoing Lois Lerner scandal.

That reality comes only a few weeks after a report revealed the tax returns of more than 100,000 Americans had been hacked, costing the government over $50 million.

Now, a former IRS official is saying that the agency ‘misled’ Congress over budget allocations.

Former associate commissioner Michael Keegan testified that the IRS requested $500 million to replace an outdated data center in Maryland.

However, even after the new structure was completed, the IRS continued to use the supposedly outdated building to house hundreds of employees.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Only the FAIRTax, which requires NO IRS function and eliminates the IRS by law, will ensure there is no longer an IRS upon passage. The “flat tax” proposals from various congressmen and presidential candidates will NOT dump the IRS. This leaves in place the one toe-hold DemoCRAPs need to re-constitute the one government agency they need to re-install a “highly progressive income tax” as defined by Karl Marx in “Communist Manifesto” for converting a capitalist society to a communist society.

    Why ELSE did you think DemoCRAPs wanted it???

  2. We have to get rid of the IRS, it was never conceived by the founding fathers and was not
    invented until the late 1800’s and was not made legal until our country was over 137 years old.

    Origin
    The roots of IRS go back to the Civil War when President Lincoln and Congress, in 1862,
    created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses. The income tax was repealed 10 years later. Congress revived the income tax in 1894, but the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional the following year.

    16th Amendment
    In 1913, Wyoming ratified the 16th Amendment, providing the three-quarter majority of states necessary to amend the Constitution. The 16th Amendment gave Congress the authority to enact an income tax. That same year, the first Form 1040 appeared after Congress levied a 1 percent tax on net personal incomes above $3,000 with a 6 percent surtax on incomes of more than $500,000.

    In 1918, during World War I, the top rate of the income tax rose to 77 percent to help finance the war effort. It dropped sharply in the post-war years, down to 24 percent in 1929, and rose again during the Depression. During World War II, Congress introduced payroll withholding and quarterly tax payments.

    The IRS was conceived and first put into action 86 tears after our independence, and this year,
    2015, it has been 86 years since congress approved the torturous and invasive payroll deductions, so it is ironic and I think destiny that this be the year to repeal the income tax and abolish the IRS.

    The IRS has become a corrupt political tool that will only get worse. Obama and his administration have proven how a corrupt political party can use the powerful organization to terrorize citizens and abuse the power of an organization that barely skirts the constitution. Congress needs to
    correct the mistake it made and abolish this out of control arm of the government before some other administration uses it against its citizens.

    Republicans were in office each time one of these IRS changes took place, so it saddens me to know that and it saddens me to see that NO republican has stepped up to truly take a stance against the IRS and the payroll tax. It is time the Republican Party collectively takes the stance to ABOLISH the IRS and fins a new; FAIR way to fund the government. FAIR means EVERYONE pays. I do not advocate any kind of payroll tax. So, if I have a job and I want to save every dime I make for my future or for my children, and then I should be allowed to do so and not be PENALIZED just because I have a job!!!! I prefer a sales tax. That is fair and that makes anyone whole creates or participates in commerce a taxpayer. This way the wealthiest pay the most because of their expensive toys, and the poorest among us pay the least because they can’t afford to spend a lot.

    Why would the government ever put into place a system that takes from me more than GOD requires of us (10% tithe)? A sales tax will ultimately net the government more revenue over time because we all spend more than we make. This also takes care of all those who find ways around the payroll tax, like Warren Buffett, and puts their purchase and investments into the mix.

  3. obama’s IRS obstructed and lied to the judge in an effort to hide the truth about lerner’s emails. The corrupt koskinen, obviously, doesn’t care about the contempt of court and of Congress. And the DOINJ enabling this cover-up needs to be held accountable. The IRS seems to be more concerned about helping lerner than following federal disclosure law. The IRS is too corrupt to continue as is. To regain trust in who we send our money to, it must be abolished and replaced with a fair/flat tax. Americans are fed up with our US hating lawless community organizer, his make-believe top lawwoman, and this clown koskinen. Get rid of them by any means.

  4. Fair tax would dissolve the the need for the IRS. if people would just read the bill, they be on board and force our criminal Congress to pass it. I know I asking the criminal element of Congress to cut off their stealing. Everbody that includes the rich and the ilegals would pay taxes. The less fortunate in our society get prebbates every month, to off set cost of living. Just read the dam Bill! Fair as in fair to everyone no rich tax loopholes.
    Exsample: Warren Buffet- dose not pay income tax, he has no income to tax. But but how does he afford those rich expense things. He only taxed on a lower rate than most Americans through 15% investment tax. Under Fair tax, Buffet would pay a hell of a lot more taxes, every time he purchased something. It not rocket science folks, if you read and become educated and stop listening to other people demigod what it really says.

  5. Impeach Obama and toss out Boehner too! The latter is but a Comiecrat` in Republican`s garb. This Country is going in the Toilet. Let`s flush the Bums out before they can do it and us, the contributors!

  6. de fund all of them state dept irs deathcare aca epa until they give congress the emails but not the girly man boehner he is the ofagget ass kisser of all

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