#346 The Times They Are A-Changin
Bob Dylan wasn’t thinking about the tax code when he wrote the 60’s protest anthem “The Times They Are A-Changin’”, but he could have been. According to the National Taxpayer Advocate, the tax code changed 4,680 times from 2001 to 2012, an average of just over one change per day. And the pace hasn’t slowed down. Read More.
#345 Smaller Refunds
Every year, many people anxiously look forward to their tax refund. This week, the FAIRtax Guys look at an article in which the IRS warns that refunds this year could be smaller because, surprise, there have been a number of changes to the tax code. Read More.
#344 More Fraud and Abuse at the IRS
We’ve known for a long time that fraudsters and criminals have been helping themselves to our money by filing bogus claims for tax deductions and credits with the IRS. Now, it seems that an entire industry has sprung up to help people claim money they’re not entitled to. And the IRS has admitted defeat. Read More.
#343 Is There a Medic in the House?
The FAIRtax Guys were recently introduced to Anthony Parent. Anthony is a practicing tax attorney. He also maintains a YouTube channel under the name “IRS Medic”. Read More.
#342 Shifting Sand
If you could describe the Internal Revenue Code in one word, that word would be “unstable”. Every week, FAIRtax Power Radio looks at some of the thousands of proposed changes to the tax code in its segment. Read More.
#341 The IRS vs. Congress
Collecting the taxes needed to keep the government running should not be a partisan process. Unfortunately, neither the politicians nor the IRS got the memo. Using the IRS as a political weapon dates back decades, but now there’s a new wrinkle. The IRS itself is now resisting Congressional oversight, and Congress is divided along party lines over how best to administer that oversight. Read More.
#340 Transparency at the IRS? No way
Earlier this year, it was reported that the IRS destroyed over 30 million tax documents. As you might imagine, there is more than just casual curiosity among some Members of Congress about what really happened and why. Read More.
#339 Book 'em Danno
The Justice Department has charged five current and former IRS employees with stealing COVID relief money and using it to make lavish personal purchases—including a new Mercedes and trips to Las Vegas. Read More.
#338 Another Expatriate Horror Story
Logic and common sense tell you that if you are cooperative and try to do the right thing in your dealings with a government authority, that authority should work with you in the same spirit. Unfortunately, the IRS didn’t get the memo. Read More.
#337 The FAIRtax Guys at WTOB
The FAIRtax Guys welcome CPA Jade Walle to their annual live program from the studios of WTOB in Winston Salem, NC. Doing a live show gives the Guys the chance to do something they don’t normally get to do—answer live calls from listeners. Read More.
#336 Bits and Pieces
We continue to see fallout from the massive increase in the size of the IRS contained in the Inflation Reduction Act. This week, after their usual look at, the FAIRtax Guys touch on several little tidbits, including a new bill in Congress called the IRS Reduction Act. Read More.
#335 Yes the IRS Really Did That
Would the IRS really go after an 82-year-old grandmother who made an honest mistake on her taxes and voluntarily tried to correct it? You bet they would—and they did. Would the IRS really publish people’s personal, confidential data on their web site? Again, you better believe they would. Read More.
#334 Marissa Selvig Revisited
Marissa Selvig was the first candidate in the entire country to sign the FAIRtax Candidate Pledge for the 2022 election. She is the Constitution Party’s candidate for Congress in the state of Wyoming. Read More.
#333 How to Get in Trouble with the IRS
The IRS is getting bigger, more powerful, and it could be coming after you. In spite of the politicians’ pledges that the new IRS will only target well-heeled tax cheats, history and plain common sense say otherwise. More audits are definitely on the way, and the IRS has a long history of going after taxpayers who don’t have the resources to fight back. That’s not likely to change. Read More.
#332 They’ve Awakened a Sleeping Giant
Advocates for a much larger and more powerful IRS may turn out to be the best friends the FAIRtax movement ever had. FAIRtax advocates have been pointing out all that’s wrong with the IRS for years. It’s invasive, it doesn’t respect the Bill of Rights, and it often acts like a bully. And for years, very few people seemed to care. Read More.

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