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IRS Now Robo-audits Your Spending

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 10:59 AM
I never said that state and local sales taxes don't have the same problem as a federal sales tax. The chief advantage of the former is that they're not federal. All taxes have issues. Other things being equal, I prefer letting the states levy taxes and restricting the federal government to a few essential duties, such as defending borders, conducting foreign policy, and mediating disputes among states. No federal taxes, no federal tax code.
These are the types of invasive tax maneuvers that boiled the blood of our Founding Fathers. But there's still a way out of all our Internal Revenue Service wars and woes.

U.S. News & World Report highlighted some more encroaching news this past week in the article "IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Footprints."

The IRS is "collecting a lot more than taxes this year," the report explained. "It's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' digital activities, from eBay auctions to Facebook posts and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records."

It added, "The agency reveals...