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Taxes


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Multi-colored bullet E-mail details changes made to Social Security over the years.

Red bullet The IRS has moved its offices from Washington, D.C., to Costa Rica.

Green bullet PayPal e-mailed notices to customers stating that they will be providing account information for some users to the Internal Revenue Service.

Green bullet The IRS will be distributing 2008 economic stimulus payments according to the last two digits of taxpayers' Social Security numbers.

Multi-colored bullet E-mail compares federal income tax rates from 1999 and 2008.

Multi-colored bullet E-mail proposes a "We Deserve It Dividend" for U.S. taxpayers.

Multi-colored bullet Protest against federal spending encourages Americans to mail tea bags to the White House.

Multi-colored bullet Incentives received by consumers through the "Cash for Clunkers" program are subject to taxes.

Multi-colored bullet An Obama administration program provides free cell phones and cellular service to welfare recipients

Red bullet By default, all U.S. federal income tax refunds paid in 2010 will be issued in the form of U.S. savings bonds.

Red bullet An Illinois woman with eight children earns $144,000 per year for her family by giving up her kids to foster care.

Multi-colored bullet A provision of health care legislation imposes a 3.8% sales tax on all real estate transactions.

Red bullet Starting in 2011, employees' income reported on W-2 forms will be increased to show the value of health insurance provided by their employers.

Red bullet The Obama administration is proposing a 1% tax on debit card usage and/or banking transactions.

Multi-colored bullet The U.S. government has imposed a 15¢ per tree fee on producers and importers of Christmas trees.

Green bullet Social Security retirement payments are classified as "federal benefit payments."

Multi-colored bullet U.S. Olympic medal winners have to pay taxes of up to $9,000 for each gold medal they earn.

Yellow bullet Account describes a customer purchasing a single grape to obtain cash back from an EBT card.

Multi-colored bullet Item provides a list of "Paul Ryan's proposed budget cuts."

Yellow bullet Account describes Ford dealer's encounter with a customer collecting disability benefits.

Green bullet Health care legislation imposes a 2.3% excise tax on the sale of medical devices as of 1 January 2013.

Red bullet Chart shows eleven "death spiral" states where more people are on welfare than are employed.

Green bullet A review of IRS procedures found thousands of tax returns linked to the same addresses.

Red bullet Image shows an AT&T telephone bill with a "Lawful Interception Recovery Fee" to cover government wiretaps.

Yellow bullet Imprisoned former Congressmember Jesse Jackson, Jr. stands to collect $8,700 per month in disability payments and $45,000 per year in Congressional pension.

Red bullet A bevy of tax increases were quietly imposed upon Americans in July 2014 due to the Affordable Care Act.

Green bullet The National Football League enjoys tax-exempt status.

Multi-colored bullet The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is seizing the bank accounts of innocent Americans under civil forfeiture laws.
 
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