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Republicans Finally Decide to Investigate Rampant Corruption in the IRS

It’s ridiculous that it took this long, honestly.

Is there corruption at the IRS? Who’d have guessed such a thing would come from the country’s most despised government agency?

The agency that acts as the government’s strong arm in stealing money from hardworking Americans may have some serious problems that they are going to have to answer for, at least, that’s what we hope will happen.

One thing I’d like to mention is that I’m aware there are still folks out there who haven’t received their tax refund. Of course, you owe them interest if you don’t pay on time, but what if they don’t pay you back on time? You just have to put up with it since they’re bigger. One of the reasons I stopped paying in more than was necessary throughout the year is because of this. In other words, instead of receiving a refund at the conclusion of the tax season, I would almost break even. Perhaps I would owe $100-$200, or perhaps I would receive a modest refund.

Today, I am self-employed, and refunds are a thing of the past.

But all of that aside, House Republicans are demanding answers from the IRS after learning that the agency destroyed approximately 30 million paper-filed tax documents last year.

“Committee Republicans are concerned that the destruction of these documents might slow down already inefficient processing procedures and hurt American taxpayers left unaware that the IRS destroyed documents already entrusted into its care,” they wrote.

The letter added that “it appears that the IRS may now demand that taxpayers provide duplicate copies of information previously destroyed by the IRS.”

Some of the documents that were included in this destruction are the documents that they need to verify that Americans paid their taxes such as W-2, 1099, and 1098 forms.

This government is absurd, and this is just another reason why I think it needs a massive reset in some fashion. There are so many laws in place and so many processes that are worthless that we may not even know what all gets lost sometimes.

Photo Credit: Marco Verch

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