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!