The immoral Internal Revenue Service exploited and stole from the poorest Americans last year. The agency is harassing and threatening those who are low-income “taxpayers” over the “wealthy.”
This isn’t a surprise considering the IRS is one of the most immoral of all the government agencies out there. They claim they own a portion of your time and laboring energy and if you disagree, they claim to have the “right” to kill you, kidnap you, or steal literally everything from you. So do you still think you’re free?
On Wednesday, Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) released data provided to it by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on audits performed by the agency in the fiscal year 2022. Despite the infusion of new funding earmarked for the IRS via last year’s Inflation Reduction Act, the agency continued historic trends of hassling primarily low-income taxpayers, with relatively few millionaires and billionaires getting caught up in the audit sweep, according to a report by ZeroHedge.
“The taxpayer class with unbelievably high audit rates—five and a half times virtually everyone else—were low-income wage-earners taking the earned income tax credit,” reported TRAC, noting that the poorest taxpayers are “easy marks in an era when IRS increasingly relies upon correspondence audits yet doesn’t have the resources to assist taxpayers or answer their questions.”
In fact, “if one ignores the fiction of auditing a millionaire through simply sending a letter through the mail, the odds that millionaires received a regular audit by a revenue agent (1.1%) was actually less than the audit rate of the targeted lowest income wage-earners whose audit rate was 1.27 percent!”
Are we figuring out this slave system yet? The illusion of freedom is quickly crumbling.
Correspondence audits—which are conducted via mail, and are the type frequently used when interacting with the poorest of taxpayers—are much easier and cheaper to conduct than other types of audits. Plus, the earned income tax credit is easy to get wrong. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that new hires with experience in the field will take almost three years of ramp-up time, with more junior new hires taking longer. The lag time between 2022’s infusion of funding, and legitimately increased capacity, will be enormous—if the agency can even snag the best in the industry when TurboTax and H&R Block will surely be swelling their own ranks. It makes sense that, given a dearth of experienced auditors not likely to be fixed soon, the agency would rely on the easiest and least time-consuming types of audits. -ZeroHedge
It is always immoral to take from someone property they acquired with their labor and energy. That’s called theft and those who claim ownership over it are enslaving and have elevated themselves to masters. Taxation is theft and is always slavery.
In a world full of slaves, be an abolitionist.