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Old 06-12-2013, 05:35 PM
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The Latest & Greatest IRS Scandal

IRS seizes 60 million medical records back in 2011.

Suit Alleges IRS Improperly Seized 60 Million Personal Medical Records - Forbes
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:40 PM
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It's okay. They're in charge of determining eligibility for Obamacare. Don't worry. If you have nothing to hide the the gov is your friend. It loves you.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:57 PM
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If this should hit the lame stream media, I bet the administration, and most notably our constitutional law scholar president, will claim the first time they ever heard of this matter is through the media. I am also betting this will be the last time the current administration will target the media with threats, et cet. Amazing how the number of scandals is just growing and growing every week ... and the media is now taking an interest. I see a connection ... The IRS probably had a great reason to seize medical records. Because getting or not getting health care can be construed as a tax, why not tax medical records? Seems logical to me.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:02 PM
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Issue Number: IR-2013-60
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Reminder: IRS To Be Closed June 14 Due to Budget and Sequester; Filing and Payment Deadlines Unchanged

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that, due to the current budget situation including the sequester, the agency will be shut down on Friday, June 14.

As was the case on May 24, the first furlough day, all IRS operations will again be closed on June 14. This means that all IRS offices, including all toll-free hotlines, the Taxpayer Advocate Service and the agency’s nearly 400 taxpayer assistance centers nationwide, will be closed.

IRS employees will be furloughed without pay. No tax returns will be processed and no compliance-related activities will take place. In addition, the online preparer tax identification number PTIN system for tax professionals will also be shut down.

The IRS noted that taxpayers should continue to file their returns and pay any taxes due as usual. This includes the June 17 deadline for those making a second-quarter estimated tax payment. It also includes the June 17 filing deadline for taxpayers abroad and the June 30 deadline for filing foreign financial account reports FBAR Taxpayers needing to contact the IRS about these or other upcoming returns or payments should be sure to take this Friday’s closure into account.

Because none of the furlough days are considered federal holidays, the shutdown will have no impact on any tax-filing or tax-payment deadlines. The IRS will be unable to accept or acknowledge receipt of electronically-filed returns on any day the agency is shut down.

The only tax-payment deadlines coinciding with any of the furlough days relate to employment and excise tax deposits made by business taxpayers. These deposits must be made through the Treasury Department’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), which will operate as usual.

On the other hand, the agency will give taxpayers extra time to comply with a request to provide documents to the IRS. This includes administrative summonses, requests for records in connection with a return examination, review or compliance check, or document requests related to a collection matter. No additional time is given to respond to other agencies or the courts.

Where the last day for responding to an IRS request falls on June 14, the taxpayer will have until Monday, June 17--the next business day.

Some web-based online tools and phone-based automated services will continue to function this Friday, while others will be shut down. Available services include Withholding Calculator, Order A Transcript, EITC Assistant, Interactive Tax Assistant, Tele-Tax and the Online Look-up Tool for those needing to repay the first-time homebuyer credit. Services not available this Friday include Where’s My Refund? and the Online Payment Agreement. Visit online tools on IRS.gov to learn more about these tools.

The remaining scheduled furlough days are July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30, 2013. If necessary, the IRS may announce one or two additional furlough days.

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Old 06-12-2013, 06:46 PM
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The scandals are piling-up on Obama! LOL!
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May 28th OpEd in LA Times: IRS Seizes Medical Records Suit

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Old 06-12-2013, 07:22 PM
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Well..that makes it so much better.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:25 PM
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Obama illegally seize health records? no, never! He has the most transparent administration in US history. I know that to be a fact because he said that it was going to be that way.

All you Obama loyalists don't have anything to worry about, except for the few of you that are intellectually honest. The obama media will barely let any of this see the light of day. Your guy will come through it untouched. After all, it's Bush's fault.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:24 PM
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Only 60 million? Yawn. Try harder boys; you'll impeach Obama yet.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:27 PM
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The thing to worry about is not the present administration. My guess is that most of this stuff is a combination of incompetency of leadership, over-zealous employees, and poor managerial oversight.

When it will be bad for citizens is when we have a competent leader who has a desire to accumulate greater power than custom, law and the constitution allow.

Almost all of the presidents since Lincoln have sought increased executive power and that power has accumulated. It got a huge boost under both Roosevelts and another huge boost under Obama and Bush. All it will take is somebody with the desire and leadership.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:50 PM
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So the IRS did not seize medical records per say, but medical records were on servers they seized in the course of investigating a tax cheat?

So the questions now are: Why did the person being investigated keep finance records on the same servers as medical records? And are there really any medical records on the servers at all?

The suit alleges there are but provides no proof. Perhaps the Lawyers are just wanting to get the servers back before the IRS has a chance to find the tax evasion proof they are looking for?
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:03 PM
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So the IRS did not seize medical records per say, but medical records were on servers they seized in the course of investigating a tax cheat?

So the questions now are: Why did the person being investigated keep finance records on the same servers as medical records? And are there really any medical records on the servers at all?

The suit alleges there are but provides no proof. Perhaps the Lawyers are just wanting to get the servers back before the IRS has a chance to find the tax evasion proof they are looking for?
Heh! Oh, I hate it when there's more to a story than the "intellectually honest" would want you to believe...

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:05 PM
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The IRS would never abuse its power. Nothing to see here. Move along.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:07 PM
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The IRS would never abuse its power. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Tried...convicted...when is the sentencing?
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:44 PM
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There's a law called HIPA--it protects you from anyone looking into your medical records. Its the reason my wife can't get an answer from the doctor on my medical stuff. Its illegal to disclose any medical information.

So how does the IRS get off with no charges or anything?
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