Can you tell me how much I owe?
IRS: no, figure it out yourself.
What if I get it wrong?
IRS: we know exactly how much you owe so you better get it right!
Why can't you just tell me how much I owe than?
IRS: because we actually want you to get it wrong, so we can let our dogs out to play.
@Mag3rPayne, also, because we get paid too much by turbotax to just tell you
@Mag3rPayne, to be fair, we'll believe pretty much anything you tell us until you do something to upset someone powerful and they ask us to audit you.
@Mag3rPayne, they know what your baseline is. American tax code is so complicated and has so many deductions for shjt not submitted to the government they may not know. A cpa will know exactly what you have to prove when you claim deductions. And if you don’t have to prove it and claim them all……
@Mag3rPayne, annoyingly accurate
The two things that really explain the US tax code: Al Capone only went to jail for tax evasion. The IRS will happily tax the money of a drug dealer or prostitute, even when they say explicitly how they earned it, without reporting it to any law enforcement and even fight records requests on their behalf if they do so.
@thrawnfett, true, the irs are all about the Benjamins
@thrawnfett, let’s give them more power and money then!
Pay them taxes Pantless Uncle! 32k is a lot of money!
*hides in the shadows*
@MrTuxPenguin, it’s cheaper for the IRS to audit folks who can’t afford a lawyer and don’t understand their rights than it is for the IRS to slog through a billionaire’s army of lawyers and uncover their tax havens. The game is rigged.
@Kyroll, Game is rigged. And some people think we don’t need change anything.
Because the politicians making millions in donations/bribes are the ones not paying taxes
@Oh so cherry, don't forget the billionaires and soulless megacorps that own those politicians!
Catching the real criminals
Surprising only to those confused about for whom the police work.
@Cave Dweller, a cops job is to bring in funds for the state. Occasionally they have to do some damage control after crimes have already been committed. I understand that some good cops do exist but it seems that more and more are just willing to do what they are told instead of what is right. You don't have to follow unjust, unlawful orders.
@Mag3rPayne, absolute truth.
It is said that “a few bad apples spoils the bunch,” but what if there were only a few good apples?
@Cave Dweller, it isn’t a cop’s fault that crime is everywhere and they do they’re job, trying to make their community safer. It also isn’t their fault that BS policies get passed by politicians thT force them into tax collecting. Most cops ARE good people. “ only a few good apples” is crap
@Mag3rPayne, I'm a cop. That is absolutely NOT what my job is.
in my experience with agencies in my area in California no less, most of us are strong conservatives who believe in the Constitution. We will let you live your life as long as you maintain peace and don't victimize others.
@Gallchobhair, you're exactly right.
@Gallchobhair, Also true. It is the thought of mutual exclusivity that keeps most from ever seeing eye to eye. A game is afoot; all sides will lose— some sooner than others.
@RogueKnight, that's cool, I'm glad for you and your community, bit in my community I can recognize the patterns of patrol. I know some regions don't have quotas per SE, but they do have an expectation on the amount of tickets they are supposed to write. I know some of the cops in my area and that was confirmed by them. I see cops recklessly maneuvering through traffic to check tags and seatbelts, or when one cop gets a hit, 4 more cops will pull up to try and leech the credit for their numbers. I am not trying to insult your intentions. In your view, explain the reasoning for enforcing a seatbelt ticket?
@RogueKnight, Both true and false, and not always either all the time. All will see soon enough. Lines in the sand are being drawn and the line is not following preconception or prescription. Be safe. Be well.
@Cave Dweller, what the f*ck are talking about
@Mag3rPayne, I know officers that enforce seat belt violations because they've lost family members or partners who weren't wearing seat belts. People die because they aren't wearing seat belts. The law was put on the books to help keep people safe.
You can't blame cops for enforcing laws that are on the books.
I work for a sheriff's department so citations are not a big deal for us. We have no expectation to write any at all.
But for a police agencies and those that enforce traffic violations, part of their job duties are to issue citations. Well sometimes the city councils and such make traffic citation issuance about money, It's quite simply about job performance. If that's a part of your job duties you have to do it. Many cops would not issue traffic citations if they did not have to. And my agency I know cops that have had the same site book for 10 years. For me personally you have to talk yourself into the citation. I prefer warnings and unless you're a chronic offender.
@Mag3rPayne, and your view please explain why cops should not enforce seat belt tickets.
And also please explain why it is okay for someone to violate the vehicle code and not wear a seat belt.
@Mag3rPayne, two sides of the same coin.
@Gallchobhair, try reading it slower. Start from the beginning.
Exceptions vs Excuses
All know the difference when they are used.
@Cave Dweller, try using normal language and not sounding like a bond villian
The bible doesn’t say shjt about not committing tax fraud
@Bad Boi Jesus, i bet it says something about not offering the proper tithe or sacrifices though.
@Doctor Yak, If I remember correctly, it also says to follow the laws of the land in which you live.
Haha multi-tiered justice system goes brrrr
So let’s give the government more power! Clearly they don’t abuse it! All power to the infallible state!
If it is any consolation, the Australian government is just like this also...
Taxation is theft
@arrowstorm115, Please do explain.