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By: Michael Chapman (CNS News)

A new audit-report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) shows that the IRS sent at least 343 potentially fraudulent tax returns in 2011 to the same, single address in Shanghai, China, for a total of $156,533 in tax refunds.

The same report also shows that 655 potentially fraudulent tax refunds totaling $220,489 were sent to the same address in Kaunas, Lithuania. Other potentially fraudulent refunds, 580 of them, were sent to the same address in Orlando, Fla.; 355 to the same address in Lakewood, Colo; and another 291 to another single address in Orlando, Fla.

In total, those potentially fraudulent refunds totaled $2,715,391.

On a related note, the TIGTA report, which analyzed Tax Year 2011 tax returns, showed that at least 3,145 persons applied for potentially fraudulent Individual Tax Identification Numbers from the same address at five different locations in the United States: one in Santa Ana, Calif; one in Salinas, Calif.; one in Mountlake Terrace, Wash.; one in Milwaukee, Wisc.; and one in Sanford, N.C.

Moreover, the top five countries (not counting the USA)  the IRS sent tax refunds to, to addresses that were potentially fraudulent were Bulgaria, 701 tax returns; Lithuania, 676 returns; Ireland, 657 returns; China 443 returns; and Canada, 337 tax returns.

In those countries, the refunds were not sent to the same address respectively, but many were and the audit tagged characteristics in other addresses that it determined indicated potential fraudulence.

The total refunds sent to those 5 countries equaled  $1,941,544.
http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/11/07/cns-internal-revenue-service-sent-more-300-tax-refunds-totaling-150k-one-address-china

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Re: CNS: IRS Sent more than 300 tax refunds to one address for $150K in China
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2013, 09:21:44 AM »
We will never again be a truly FREE people for so long as we continue to abide the Marxist income tax and the IRS!

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Re: CNS: IRS Sent more than 300 tax refunds to one address for $150K in China
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2013, 12:35:33 PM »
wonder how many refund checks were sent to nigeria

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Re: CNS: IRS Sent more than 300 tax refunds to one address for $150K in China
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 11:11:59 PM »
We will never again be a truly FREE people for so long as we continue to abide the Marxist income tax and the IRS!

http://fairtax.org

The income tax - or any other tax for that matter - is not "marxist"; it's simply a tax, one amongst many available to a sovereign.  However, if we're going to attach political labels to various taxes then that old standby of the American tax system, one that's been pervasive in this country since before 1776, the property tax would be substantially more "marxist."  An income tax, by comparison, is much fairer because it is necessarily calibrated to each individual's ability to pay; except in the limiting case of a 100% income tax, each individual will always have more income than tax liability and will therefore always be able to pay the tax.  By contrast, property taxes are imposed on the assessed value of the property in question and must be paid - at the risk of losing the taxed property - regardless of whether the owner has the ability to pay the tax or not.

A property tax is also a much more efficient means of pursuing the class struggle than an income tax would ever be:  an income tax hits all alike, both proletariat - the workers - and bourgeoisie - the propertied classes - and, in fact, can be regressive - weighing more heavily on the workers - since most workers rely on their income as their sole source of money whereas the bourgeoisie can spend accumulated capital on living expenses without earning a red cent and pay no income tax at all, even though that person may be living much more luxuriously than any worker could afford.

By contrast, a property tax hits the bourgeoisie where it hurts:  their accumulated wealth, and hits the proletariat not at all, since almost all proles own no real property, own no investment property, and relatively little personal property.


As for the IRS, unless one is proposing that the federal government live on fresh air and sea water, or act as a for-profit business, competing with private businesses in the provision of goods and services, then there will of necessity always be an office of the executive side of the government tasked with the collection of, and accounting for, the tax revenues collected by the government - even if those revenues consist of nothing more than the Constitutionally enumerated excise and duty taxes - and since the bulk of those revenues would be collected from Americans - i.e., internally rather than externally (like a customs duty) - that office would most likely end up being referred to by its primary function - collecting internal revenues - which would naturally result in the office being known as the "Internal Revenue Office" which is essentially the same as the "Internal Revenue Service."

In short, there will always be taxes, and therefore there will always be tax collectors.  And since there have to be taxes, it would be better if those taxes took into account each individual's ability to pay, and therefore an income tax would be preferable to a property tax.

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Re: CNS: IRS Sent more than 300 tax refunds to one address for $150K in China
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 11:26:16 PM »
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Re: CNS: IRS Sent more than 300 tax refunds to one address for $150K in China
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2013, 07:24:11 AM »
« Last Edit: November 09, 2013, 09:26:39 AM by Bigun »

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Re: CNS: IRS Sent more than 300 tax refunds to one address for $150K in China
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2013, 07:41:38 AM »
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However, if we're going to attach political labels to various taxes then that old standby of the American tax system, one that's been pervasive in this country since before 1776, the property tax would be substantially more "marxist."  An income tax, by comparison, is much fairer because it is necessarily calibrated to each individual's ability to pay; except in the limiting case of a 100% income tax, each individual will always have more income than tax liability and will therefore always be able to pay the tax.  By contrast, property taxes are imposed on the assessed value of the property in question and must be paid - at the risk of losing the taxed property - regardless of whether the owner has the ability to pay the tax or not.

A property tax is also a much more efficient means of pursuing the class struggle than an income tax would ever be:  an income tax hits all alike, both proletariat - the workers - and bourgeoisie - the propertied classes - and, in fact, can be regressive - weighing more heavily on the workers - since most workers rely on their income as their sole source of money whereas the bourgeoisie can spend accumulated capital on living expenses without earning a red cent and pay no income tax at all, even though that person may be living much more luxuriously than any worker could afford.

By contrast, a property tax hits the bourgeoisie where it hurts:  their accumulated wealth, and hits the proletariat not at all, since almost all proles own no real property, own no investment property, and relatively little personal property.

I happen to agree with you here and since we also find "1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. " In their Manifesto I suppose we can call property taxes Marxist as well even though, as you rightly point out, they have been around since long before Marx was born as have forms of the income tax BTW.

I will add also that as long as we had a system which required that one show ownership of property as a requirement for being able to vote - and thus the citizens who were paying the freight were also the ones who elected the spenders - I had no real problem with that system but that time has passed.

The preexistence of a form of taxation doesn't make it Marxist but the endorsement of Marx surely does!
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Re: CNS: IRS Sent more than 300 tax refunds to one address for $150K in China
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2013, 08:21:26 AM »
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Re: CNS: IRS Sent more than 300 tax refunds to one address for $150K in China
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2013, 11:04:42 PM »
So, you must also be a believer in "girl's hair" and "boy's hair" - short hair being "boy's hair" and long hair being "girl's hair."

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Re: CNS: IRS Sent more than 300 tax refunds to one address for $150K in China
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2013, 11:41:13 PM »
So, you must also be a believer in "girl's hair" and "boy's hair" - short hair being "boy's hair" and long hair being "girl's hair."

I'm afraid you are going to have to explain that one to me as I'm having a hard time figuring out what it has to do with the subject at hand.

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