Americans are rightfully worried about an Internal Revenue Service that’s set to grow significantly in size.
Plenty of law-abiding taxpayers will come under the microscope, but many flat-out tax frauds won’t.
And it looks doubtful that Bill Gates’ IRS jackboots will be coming for one particular group of “under the table scammers”.
Why adding more than 80,000 IRS agents is a horrifying thought
Of all of the awful agencies in Washington, D.C., the IRS is by far the most hated and feared.
But apparently not by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Bloomberg reported Gates had “quietly lobbied Manchin and other senators, starting before President Joe Biden had won the White House,” following passage of Biden’s so-called Inflation Reduction Act, which funds the hiring of some 85,000 new IRS agents.
The immensely powerful new tax enforcers have the potential to seriously ruin peoples lives as Bostonian Paul Hatz reportedly knows first hand.
Hatz had to endure a grueling 5-year “nightmare audit” that resulted in him getting slapped with a $110,000 tax lien, reportedly all over a mistake by an auditor who miscategorized money he’d invested into his company as income, Cheapism.com reported.
Hatz was forced to shutter his small business and the appeals process cost him $60,000 in legal fees and CPA fees which set him back significantly.
This story is just one of thousands that happen every year as a result of the IRS having way too much power.
But after Bill Gates “secretly” helped push Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act into law, Americans are likely to hear many more of those stories.
It always seems as if hard-working, law-abiding citizens are the ones who feel the wrath of the IRS, never scammers and other degenerates.
One scam in particular that the IRS needs to look into is the “fake violin scam.”
Colorado Fox affiliate KDVR 31 recently warned this scam is sweeping the Denver suburb of Edgewater.
“They’re playing the violin – or at least that’s what it looks like – and asking for donations. You may have heard them using a violin and a large speaker standing outside of either Target or King Soopers in the Edgewater Marketplace,” the Edgewater Police Department said in a statement to the outlet.
The scam involves somebody pretending to play the violin while asking for donations, much like a street performer.
The real violin music is played through loudspeakers, which fools people into thinking that the guy is actually playing the violin.
Since these fake street performers usually get small cash donations, they seldomly report any of this income to the IRS.
You would think that the IRS would be outraged by such a blatant and bold tax scheme, yet their priority lies with going after average hard working Americans.
Things are only going to get worse from here
The truth of the matter is, things are only going to get worse for taxpayers moving forward.
The IRS is set to become very large and even more powerful which is guaranteed to cause headaches for business owners and taxpayers everywhere.
America does not need any more reasons to de-incentivize people to work but that is exactly what surging IRS audits will accomplish.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.