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No tax refund for people on public assistance

Tax refunds should be reserved for tax payers and should not exceed the amount of taxes paid. If a person is on public assistance and not paying federal taxes, they should not be able to claim a refund regardless of number of exemptions. If a person is on public assistance and pays taxes, the amount of assistance given should be deducted from any refundable amount to pay the public back.

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Tax Fraud

I work for the IRS. Every day I see accounts that, because of my training, I can easily see are involved in fraud. I also get taxpayers & preparers who admit to me over the phone that the SSN they are using was bought, stolen, etc. You think there would be a way for me to report this to someone in my agency, wouldn't you? You would be wrong. I have been told that I can submit a 3949-A, an Information Referral form, ...more »

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Eliminate penny and dollar bill – save $250 million a year

1) Have the Mint stop producing the pennies altogether. It currently costs the Mint approximately 2.5 cents to produce a 1 cent penny. Eliminating production of the penny is expected to save the American taxpayers about $75 million annually. Pennies do not circulate, you can’t buy anything with a penny and people avoid using them. More than two-third of pennies produced by the Mint end up as trash and are not used ...more »

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Simplify tax returns

Currently, the tax system has God knows how many tax laws and tax forms. And only lawyers and CPA's can understand what those laws and forms are. Get rid of ALL the "Different" forms that contain basically the same information and consolidate them into one form... there's no need for multiple forms, just simplify one form to include everything "Are you a corporation?" "Do you pay a mortgage?" etc. Use PLAIN LANGUAGE!!!! ...more »

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Flat Tax and Reduce the IRS

Create a flat tax for everyone with no loop holes, exemptions, or tax breaks.

Reduce the size of the IRS by at least one half of current staffing, associated offices, and vehicles.

This would create a vast resource of monies for government and remove the associated bureaucracies that weigh this great nation down. It would be a very positive step in getting our nation out of the massive debt crisis.

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Eliminate Presidential Campaign Contribution

Eliminate this option on tax forms until the deficit reaches $0.

 

Instead, replace it with an option that allows citizens to make voluntary contributions to reduce the debt. Citizens already make millions of dollars in donations each year, let’s figure out a way to make it more convenient.

 

This won’t eliminate the national debt – but every little bit helps.

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Changing Lives One Keystroke AT A Time

In early May 2011 while at home, I had an issue with my laptop computer. The keyboard was not functioning. I began to search for ways that I could possibly type without the function of my keyboard. By clicking on the mouse at the start- all programs- application-accessibilities, I discovered a tool called the Virtual Keyboard, which allows a virtual keyboard to appear on your computer screen. The mouse can than be utilized ...more »

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Social Security Reform

You know what you have to do to ensure Social Security will be able to continue. First, STOP borrowing from it! Second, make all wages subject to social security tax. I pay social security tax on all my income. Why shouldn't Bill Gates, or our senators, or even the President have to? Just because you're wealthy doesn't mean you should just be able to pay this tax on a small portion of your income. Third, increase ...more »

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