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IRS Now Robo-audits Your Spending

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 12:02 PM
Exactly right, Tall Texan. And when the prebate is considered, it UNtaxes the poor, and it give ALL Americans the same break. Tax exemptions are lobbied for by people who seek to influence "We, the People". And exemptions give the rich an "unfair" tax advantage by virtue of being able to buy more expensive, but still tax exempt, items.
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...