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E-mail details changes made to Social Security over the years.
The IRS has moved its offices from Washington, D.C., to Costa Rica.
PayPal e-mailed notices to customers stating that they will be providing account information for some users to the Internal Revenue Service.
The IRS will be distributing 2008 economic stimulus payments according to the last two digits of taxpayers' Social Security numbers.
E-mail compares federal income tax rates from 1999 and 2008.
E-mail proposes a "We Deserve It Dividend" for U.S. taxpayers.
Protest against federal spending encourages Americans to mail tea bags to the White House.
Incentives received by consumers through the "Cash for Clunkers" program are subject to taxes.
An Obama administration program provides free cell phones and cellular service to welfare recipients
By default, all U.S. federal income tax refunds paid in 2010 will be issued in the form of U.S. savings bonds.
An Illinois woman with eight children earns $144,000 per year for her family by giving up her kids to foster care.
A provision of health care legislation imposes a 3.8% sales tax on all real estate transactions.
Starting in 2011, employees' income reported on W-2 forms will be increased to show the value of health insurance provided by their employers.
The Obama administration is proposing a 1% tax on debit card usage and/or banking transactions.
The U.S. government has imposed a 15¢ per tree fee on producers and importers of Christmas trees.
Social Security retirement payments are classified as "federal benefit payments."
U.S. Olympic medal winners have to pay taxes of up to $9,000 for each gold medal they earn.
Account describes a customer purchasing a single grape to obtain cash back from an EBT card.
Item provides a list of "Paul Ryan's proposed budget cuts."
Account describes Ford dealer's encounter with a customer collecting disability benefits.
Health care legislation imposes a 2.3% excise tax on the sale of medical devices as of 1 January 2013.
Chart shows eleven "death spiral" states where more people are on welfare than are employed.
A review of IRS procedures found thousands of tax returns linked to the same addresses.
Image shows an AT&T telephone bill with a "Lawful Interception Recovery Fee" to cover government wiretaps.
Imprisoned former Congressmember Jesse Jackson, Jr. stands to collect $8,700 per month in disability payments and $45,000 per year in Congressional pension.
A bevy of tax increases were quietly imposed upon Americans in July 2014 due to the Affordable Care Act.
The National Football League enjoys tax-exempt status.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is seizing the bank accounts of innocent Americans under civil forfeiture laws.
Al Sharpton owes more than four million dollars in unpaid taxes.
Changes to immigration policy make illegal immigrants eligible for amnesty bonuses of up to $24,000.
Purchases of U.S. flags are exempt from sales taxes.
Wisconsin has passed a bill banning poor people from purchasing shellfish, potatoes, and ketchup.
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