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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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Replace $1 notes with $1 coins and SAVE BILLIONS

Although the news is filled with distractions like the cost to the Fed to house unused $1 coins and how Americans don't "like" $1coins because they are heavy and easily confused with quarters, I would suggest we look at this issue with common sense and practicality for the sake of our nation. An impartial GAO study update this year determined that billions could be saved over time if we replace single $1 notes with $1... more »

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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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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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'P.U.S.H. Discounts' Savings Initiative

I suggest implementing a "'Payments Upfront Secure Healthy (P.U.S.H.) Discounts' Savings Initiative" immediately throughout the federal government to identify opportunities for significant discounts on purchases from vendors in exchange for upfront (instead of monthly or quarterly) payments to the vendors. This " 'P.U.S.H. Discounts' Savings Initiative" would enable the government to acquire the same - or better - quality... more »

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Replace Agency Employee Suggestion Programs w SAVE Award Program

Abolish antiquated agency Employee Suggestion Programs (ESPs) and redeploy agency ESP coordinators to address all agency submissions to the SAVE Award Program.

The SAVE initiative has created a virtual paradigm that is more visible than our current suggestion processes, with a community of voters, supporters, contributors and the ability for all employees to comment on a given idea. It better facilitates leveraging... more »

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STOP End of Year Bonus

Though this may make me wildly unpopular; stop End of Year Bonuses. True everyone likes extra money however; the greater good for America is being sacrificed for each of us to receive a small bonus. Let’s face it, on “average” every civil servant gets maybe $700 totaling in the millions; funds that could be better used applied to the debt or elsewhere. I’m certainly not a rich civil servant but I have a roof over my head,... more »

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Management of ESP

Every year hundreds if not thousands of employees submit suggestions into the Employee Suggestion Program ESP. In this program employees are suppose to receive 25% of what is saved in the first year at the IRS. Management goes to great lengths to deny these suggestions including using many different deceptions that are sometimes hard to prove until COSTLY grievances are filed worked through and arbitrations set that... more »

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Dropbox on Every Federal Agency Building

There should be a dropbox on every Federal Agency building.

The dropbox allows the American Taxpayer/claimant/citizen to have access to providing information to that Agency 24/7.

Currently, a person takes a letter or documentation to the postal service to mail to an agency. This causes delays in mail, with the mail sometimes being lost. If the agency had a dropbox on the building, the person could take it there immediately,... more »

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