Legislative Branch

USPS savings

The USPS is failing I understand that services may get cut on the weekend at least. USPS workers make good salaries and work long hard hours especially at Christmas time. The USPS is a quasi government job. They need alot of employees from time to time to cover their peaks. If a employee normally makes $25 an hour they make $37.50 on overtime and alot of overtime is worked during these peaks especially at Christmas. ...more »

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Job sharing by Agency

I believe the Social Security offices and the IRS offices both have busy seasons and months where employees are not so busy. For the most part a clerk is a clerk and the duties are very similar even in these two agencies. I am suggesting that instead of hiring more and more seasonal employees into jobs that may only give them 3-4 months of employment and NO HEALTH CARE service that the Government use Job Sharing. ...more »

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Seasonal shut downs

Certain operations do not require year round manning. Less traffic is seen at IRS and SSA field operations in early summer. Why not build in furloughs for contact jobs?

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Department of the Treasury

Online Taxpayer Accounts

The IRS should develop a website similar to loan or credit card agencies that allows taxpayers (individuals, businesses, payroll taxes, etc.) to create an account and login to see if and how much in taxes they still owe. These individual accounts should also include a breakdown showing returns that have been received or are still due, and what the taxes due are comprised of. For example, the year and type of Form or ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Tax Fee on Children

Do away with the tax credit for children, and let the IRS should start charging a substantial income tax fee on each child under 18 years of age. The tax fee should go up with each additional child born. Maybe this will help curb our population problem now before we get like China and have a mandatory chilld limit due to massive overpopulation. After all, no politician wants to say to the American public, that they ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Republican ideas welcome.

SSA employees are mostly union and democrats. So this SAVE award is asking democrats for their opinions.

Business owners/self-employed individuals, creative types, (republicans) could share valuable insights too.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Lets all be “Jolly Green Giants”! Save: $$$, time, & our environ

If u don't have time to read my idea..it's good lol NO MORE SENDING LETTERS! This idea can be spanned into many departments. Just speaking for the edu dept, we send out more letters than anyone could count e.g. 1 case: Development ltrs when we need more info from the claimant, Certificate of eligibility, award ltrs for enrollments, many correction ltrs from amendments from school hour reductions or inc, withdraws, ...more »

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Change the tax code and laws!!!!!

Right now in the US we all are taxed based on our income. As we can see this does not work because half the people who pay into taxes get refunds and end up paying nothing in, and those who are at the top of the ladder end up having so many deductions they can do they end up paying nothing as well. Not forgetting there are also people who just do not report taxes at all. I ask that we change or tax code up from one ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Wasted Postage, Materials & Manpower

Reduce the amount spent on postage, materials and labor by combining files being returned to same location. I have been doing this on a small scale since May 2011 and have saved the government over approximately $7,000.00 on 20 shipments that would have been 1,211 shipments. Instead these 20 shipments cost approximately $172 to ship. Savings must also be realized on the amount of paper that was not needed to be generated ...more »

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Income Tax Policy Reform across the board

Do away with the upper class millionaire and billionaires that only pay taxes on the first 100K of income? It is not fair that the middle class struggles b/c the rich get a huge tax break and don't contribute their fair share. This is a policy change and would eleviate the debt and no longer protect special interest groups. This is the only way equality can be reached across the board. if this doesn't change, the ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

flat taxes and buy bonds on gross earnings

Federal Tax - For people making between $0 – $1M, pay 5% of the gross earnings for every paycheck we get directly to the Federal government. Also, buy (about) 5% of the gross earnings in Treasury Bonds, not redeemable for 5 years. This will be our “rainy day” fund to pay for natural disasters, to pay for wars, to pay for energy/ education/ infrastructure/ humanitarian services, to pay for reducing the National Debt, ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

IRS / Flat Tax

Dismantle the IRS, impose a flat tax; shrinks the size of the Federal Government, simplifies the tax code, saves unfathomable amounts of paper (goes green), saves taxpayers countless hours of frustration and wasted time, saves money, increases tax revenues. This historic change would be lauded for decades. Stand up against the lobbyists that would try to block this historic and transformation advance.

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Department of the Treasury

Combine Offices

In the Fox Valley in Wisconsin, we have three IRS offices. There is one office that is located in the middle of the other two. This one office is within 25 miles of each of the other offices. Combine these three offices into one which would save money on rent, utilities and administrative tasks. A synergy would be formed among the staff and agents. By combining offices, you save money on hard, fixed asset expenses ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Less Paper - More Technology

Invest in high-speed combination printers/scanners/fax machines. Scan and save workpapers and taxpayer-provided information. Move toward a paperless audit as the private sector has. High-speed printers, scanners and faxes save Agents' time. At the present time, our scanners are table-top versions that scan one page at a time (no feeder). Our laptops must be moved from our work stations to the table where the scanner ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Paper & Postage Reduction Cost - Dual Notice Requirement

Currently, any correspondence to taxpayers who file a joint return with the IRS require separate notices to the husband and wife. This results in additional costs for paper, printer, toner, postage, envelope, and other associated expenses. While this requirement should not be eliminated entirely, the requirement should revise to allow married filing joint taxpayers to sign a waiver allowing examiners, collection officers, ...more »

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