The IRS Has Decided to Be Nicer About Extorting Money Out of Taxpayers



The IRS has tried to be nice lately, likely because people aren't exactly thrilled with the direction our country is going and the fact that the Treasury has pretty much led us there. I don't know anyone who is pleased with the idea of working until noon just to pay the government and knowing that money mostly goes to servicing debt, especially since many of us can barely pay our own debts as is. I do know plenty of Americans willing to help our fellow countrymen through government programs (yes, even the salty ass conservatives have hearts, believe it or not) but the reason most of us are against so many social programs is because they tend to be mismanaged, wasteful, and bloated by silly government math. One day, when I have a lot of time and extra brain power, we'll do an extended primer on government accounting for dummies. For now, let's look at what the IRS is up to.

Via Accounting WEB:

In an effort to work with struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service has announced a series of new steps designed to help individuals and small businesses meet their tax obligations. Specifically, the IRS is announcing new policies and programs to help taxpayers pay back taxes and avoid tax liens.

“We are making fundamental changes to our lien system and other collection tools that will help taxpayers and give them a fresh start,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “These steps are good for people facing tough times, and they reflect a responsible approach for the tax system.”

That's really fucking sweet of you, Dougie! That's on top of the really sweet solid the IRS gave non-profits who might have delayed getting three years' worth of 990s into the Service even though the IRS spammed them constantly to get them to comply.

Is this our new, cuddlier IRS? I like it!

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.

12 comments:

Bob English said...

Hadn't seen an AYBABTU reference in a while. Thanks for not resurrecting goat...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

hey that's not nice taking away my linky thingy - it took me some doing to find that Dog Day Afternoon script and then tie it back to Al Pacino's current IRS issues. I only have a yellow belt in Ted's Basement Dojo of Internet Kung Fu skills, so you know I'm kind of working to put something out there. Wax on, Wax off (again, movie reference)

Anonymous said...

one drawback about taking lessons from Sensei Ted - he usually arrives for class late (sometimes in his underwear), smells kind of funny - BO masked by Speed Stick, and goes off on random tangents - it's amazing I've got a yellow belt at this point considering the joker I've got as a Sensei.

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!! My linky thingy is back!!!! I've managed to create hits on Google when you put in Jr. Deputy Accountant Ted - tripping, huh? Did you ever think you'd attract such a nutjob net stalker when you started Response and Responsibility? I'm thinking "not".

It is FUN watching you morph into SuburbiaGirl. Just don't change too much. I'll have to drop reading you if you start drinking up too much of the Kool-Aid.

"Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone"
Love that song.

Where is Ted anyway? I don't even remember where his blog was, I'll have to try and dig it up.

And don't you worry your pretty little head about me goin' a changin'. I have a front seat to watch Rome burn, practically $0 debt and still rent. Bonus, I have garden space now that I didn't in San Francisco and can actually grow my own... veggies, that is. Plus a coop full of chickens that hopefully won't be too radioactive when Armageddon hits and I get hungry for a bite.

It's an upgrade, trust me. I hope that comes across.

I've always been a big squishy girl at the end of the day, that's nothing new. I'm just a less angry version than I was in that third world toilet I came from. Not like living in Washington is any better, I'm surrounded by vermin either way...

Sometimes I like to jump in my car and sit out by the Fed after dark and meditate. I cruise by Capitol Hill long after all the bureaucrats have scurried home and take in the quiet calm of our nation's capital. It's beautiful when the assholes aren't in the office, you know.

Anonymous said...

I think we may be at a point where there has been enough rock music written and performed that it could serve as a reference of sorts for giving people some historical reference points Kind of a "I've got this feeling and I wonder if a kid has had this feeling before in the past about what is going on in the world and how it is affecting me." A contemporary history told by way of song / music video that helps people today realize - yeah, we've been here before and seen this movie before...

Anonymous said...

I'm glad for you Adrienne. I really am. I hope you are happy. I read something recently about a guy (country music singer of all things) saying a piece of advice his grandfather gave him was "you can be right or you can be happy". Chickens..... chickens??? I love it, I really do. When I retire, I'm headed for the country and I'm gonna have me a pheasant pen. I love those damned birds.

Anonymous said...

"It's beautiful when the assholes aren't in the office, you know"

Would you mind if I forward this comment to Claire McCaskill in my next crazy assed e-mail to her office.

Anonymous said...

"It's my life's ambition to one day become a US Senator so I too can write six figure checks like I was paying for a bag of groceries. And I thought being a public servant was not done for the money."

I WISH I had come up with this one. A comment on the St. Louis Post Dispatch about Claire McCaskill's airplane tax fiasco. She got hitched to a wealthy ....wait for it....... real estate property developer and got into a bit of a tax jam thanks to some half way decent reporter's inquiry (agitate, agitate, agitate mothafucka). Here's the link if you like:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_bca2eed2-5570-11e0-9a25-0017a4a78c22.html?mode=comments

I had to go over to her website and put my sparkling personality to good use... managed to get that guy's quote in there. She gave some speech some years ago about "we as Senators don't get it" so I asked if she "gets it?". No reply (boo hoo) yet. I voted for the bitch - she works for my smug bastard ass.

Anonymous said...

just in case you've not figured it out .... I LOVE (as in creamy sense of satisfaction) hanging people with their own past words .... personality flaw (just one among many)

Anonymous said...

I posted that group of six pictures ONE time on Flickr as far as I know... but the dog and I were drunk so, you know.... it might have been more than one time... I dunno.... He's got his head in the toilet when I took that picture so you can't see the giant dick I drew with a sharpie on his forehead while he was passed out... weak mother fucker needs to learn how to hold his tequila.... not the cat??? that mother fucker can drink let me tell you. I used the instructions Sensei Ted gave me for posting to Flickr so, I dunno.... Tell TLP I said to put on some fucking socks already.