reposted from Virginia La Torre Jeker ‘s site
Americans Abroad-IRS to be Audited!https://t.co/9wjgfjJR0d
The IRS will soon be audited. Shoe's on the other foot! pic.twitter.com/1FkV3uLBoP
— V. La Torre Jeker JD (@VLJeker) July 17, 2016
Americans Abroad, IRS to be Audited
July 17, 2016
Maybe it’s time for the shoe to be on the other foot.
A new tax watchdog group, the Tax Revolution Institute (TRI) believes that the problems with the US tax system “demand nothing short of revolutionary change.” TRI has commenced a major effort to independently audit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), with the help of all interested taxpayers.
TRI is a nonpartisan Washington, D.C.-based group, with its nonprofit status currently pending. TRI plans to conduct an “audit” of the IRS, in part, by collecting personal experiences from taxpayers detailing their encounters with the IRS. TRI is “committed to promoting transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels of the US tax system, while researching and developing simple and innovative tax reform solutions to advance freedom and prosperity for all Americans.” As part of its efforts, TRI will also examine the IRS’ employees, work culture, finances, policies and enforcement as well as taxpayer advice given by the IRS. “[T]hrough FOIA requests, briefings, testimonies, advocacy, research studies, white papers, and educational programs, TRI will expose corruption, fraud, and incompetence within the US tax system.” TRI plans to “provide educational tools and resources for tax accountability to policy makers, grassroots organizations, and the American public”.
You can make your voice be heard. Visit TRI’s website. Americans abroad who are experiencing hosts of problems caused by FATCA and citizenship-based taxation can use TRI as a platform for getting their views known and hopefully, acted on!
Many Americans believe the IRS should be subject to an independent audit. We agree.
We are conducting the first ever independent audit of the IRS, and we need your help.
The Audit will examine all areas of :
The IRS’ treatment of individual taxpayers
The IRS’ treatment of small businesses
The IRS’ expectations of its employees
The IRS’ work culture
The IRS’ handling of its finances
Advice given to taxpayers by the IRS
IRS policy and enforcement
… and more
Click here to read Audit IRS Key Issues List
Every year, the IRS touches the lives of 246.23 million Americans who file tax returns, and has a much greater effect on the lives of the million or so Americans who are subjected to audits.
At any time, the IRS can demand up to six years of accurate financial information. Failure to provide this information can result in large fines and penalties, even in the absence of due legal process.
Unfortunately, the IRS does not meet the standards of transparency that it enforces on others. Lacking public oversight or accountability, the agency has frequently denied requests for information, ignored subpoenas and destroyed records. It has also been found to provide misleading and inaccurate information in response to legal requests.
Anything you share with us will be kept in the strictest confidence. We never publish personally identifying information. We also offer assistance to individuals who have been victimized by un-professionalism or corruption within the IRS. Just check the “I need help” box when completing the form.
Thank you for help.
To learn more about the people conducting this audit visit: