Social Security Administration

Form W-4v

We currently at Social Security Administration 800# number send out form IRS w-4v (Request for change in voluntary tax witholding) to those who request witholding over the phone. When we recieve the form back at the 800# number, we input the witholding. It would save money, time, and postage if after we properly and securely identify callers like we already do each time we make a change in a Social Security record, that ...more »

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Department of Justice

Federal Employee Video Testimony

Routinely the DOJ and US Attorneys Office will subpoena Federal employees to testify in cases outside of the employee's geographical work area. These cases can often be cross country in nature as currently my office on the West Coast is working to find funding to send an employee to the East Coast for under one hour of general background testimony. A cross country flight and hotel for less than one hour of general testimony. ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

American SWAG Only

SWAG Stuff We All Get You have seen it in your unit’s storage or at a recruiting event. We give it out to visitors at trade shows or at an unit open house event. Coffee cups, calendars, key chains, pens, challenge coins, you name it and the only thing in common is the sticker on the bottom; Made in China. It is time to impose immediate legislation that will prohibit the purchase of foreign made items for official ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidate DHS Seized Property Operations

Currently; Border Patrol, CBP, FPS, ICE, TSA and the US Coast Guard have their own facilities, policy, processes, and specialist personnel to handle seized property and contraband. By consolidating all of these facilities and processes into one DHS seized property system, cost savings and efficiency will occur. Why does ICE need a seized property vault in the same geographical location as CBP? Consolidate these facilities ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

IRS Payment of E-Filed Returns

Currently IRS and the Federal Government are loosing as much $100 million or more a year from payment of fraudulently filed electronic returns. The problem seems to be that in an effort to quickly process the return, IRS pays any refund due before they compare it with any information they have available. Often paying someone who is not even the legitimate taxpayer. Recommend that IRS adjust their system so at the very ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidation of CBP and TSA Bonded Facility and Cargo Operation

Prior to the creation of the DHS, the former US Customs Service was the primary entity for inspecting inbound and outbound foreign cargo at US International airports as well as compliance and control of related bonded facilities. The events of September 11, 2001 resulted in the creation of DHS as well as the TSA with the consolidation of the Customs Service into CBP. Since 2001 the TSA has grown and expanded in mission ...more »

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Financial Reform

Flat Tax

Institute a flat tax percentage for all individuals regardless of income level.

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Department of Defense

Restructure the US Tax code and revenue collection systems

Restructure the US Tax code and revenue collection systems The Obamacare health care bill alone added some 30,000 IRS agents; their salaries alone would be millions of dollars per year and that is just the tip of the iceberg. While it is important for taxes to be collected, our current system is a drain on time, economic resources, and complicates social issues. The government should switch to a flat tax of 18%. Filing ...more »

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Department of State

Combine Federal Agency Work

There are numerous examples of work overlap. As an example why does the IRS and SSA conduct international negotiations when DOS is in charge of embassies and has the staffing to handle the work? By having one agency handle this type of work (for example) would bring the agencies closer together and would save a tremendous amout of operational work.

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Department of the Treasury

Stop Tax incentives for Big Profitable Corporate Business!

Seriously, GE,Fed Ex, Verizon...they all get PAID by us [taxpayers] in the form of Tax incentives-supposidly for job creation etc. But who are we fooling? Do they create any more jobs after the first few years? It's pure profit to the company. Take away the tax breaks or at LEAST restore the laws to close the loop-holes so obviously being corrupted.

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Department of the Treasury

Pass HR 50 - Fair Tax Act

The Fair Tax replaces all federal, Social Security, and Medicare taxes from your check and replaces it with a consumption tax of 17%... it then gives you a monthly credit for taxes on food (based on family size and location). It then brings taxation to those who choose to opt out of the taxes (illegal’s, cash services, etc..) thus overall increasing the amount of taxes to pay this debt WE have without unfairly burdening ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

IRS project -100,000 tax preparers who failed to register.

As of today, 100,000 tax preparers have fail to the new registration requirement imposed by the IRS. The service should prioritize the review and examinations these non registrars and question the returns that they prepare. This would show our dedication to transparency. There is more of a chance tax preparers who are not registered, to be less compliance than other registered CPAs , tax attorneys, and registered preparers. ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Eliminate Paper Tax Processing Utilizing Treasury Lockbox Banks

While great strides have been made recently to get more folks to file online (which substantially reduces labor costs for the government), there's no reason why the remaining paper filings (of which there will always be some) couldn't be digitized by lockbox banks (or the Federal Reserve) servicing the IRS. Since these banks are already processing remittances for deposit, why not have them digitize filings so that they ...more »

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