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You might take a look at this:

-- Brett (, March 02, 1999


Now THIS is good news!

-- Spidey (, March 02, 1999.

Hum... Can you say "flat tax" as in national sales tax as in no more IRS? More bad news for the bad guys. I love it! <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 02, 1999.

Most of you do NOT owe ANY income tax. Yet you pay because you have been bamboozled or are afraid not to.

You can get all or most of your GROSS pay if you stop withholding or quarterly payments.

Don't you think you could put YOUR own money to better use, like preparing for Y2K, than our arrogant and corrupt government?

-- a (, March 02, 1999.

Hey, have you heard of Guess what, you don't earn "Gross Income". That should take care of the Infernal Revenue Scam!


-- Namaste (, March 02, 1999.

IMHO, the IRS will take of care of the IRS... poetic justice if there ever was an example of it.

Look for a national sales tax to be implemented soon. The tax system is based even more than the banking system on fear. (Note: recent comments from officials such as Greenspan about the danger of withdrawing your cash & walking around with it...) For the government to either say nada or admit massive failures in their system as they have in recent days mean that soon it may be time for Plan B. They have to have the revenues and they'll find a way as long as they're able. Sales tax is probably the most convenient, low tech way to handle this issue.

Just my ramblings on the topic.... I used to work for them (ugh! - most unpleasant experience).

-- Ramblin' (, March 02, 1999.

IRS Financial Computers In Dire Need Of Upgrades

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IRS Financial Computers In Dire Need Of Upgrades

MARCH 1, 1999 . . . 13:35 EST


The top financial administrator at the Internal Revenue Service told Congress today that the agency's financial reporting system cannot reliably track federal tax revenue, tax refunds and prepare other key financial statements.

Donna Cunninghame, chief financial officer at the IRS, told the House Subcommittee on Government, Management, Information and Technology that computer systems which date back to the 1960s and 1970s continue to plague the IRS' ability to adequately track the agency's financial statements, including budgetary resources.

"The extremely fragmented nature of IRS technology creates many problems," Cunninghame said. "The IRS must replace nearly its entire inventory of computer applications and convert its data on every taxpayer to new systems."

Cunninghame's comments were in response to a General Accounting Office audit, the findings of which were basically accurate, she said. The hearing on the audit is the first in a series of hearings the subcommittee will conduct to examine the auditing of financial statements of selected federal agencies. In the late 1980s, Congress recognized that one of the root causes of waste in the federal government was poor financial management leadership, policies, systems and practices. Today is the deadline for the GAO audit statements.

Rep. Steve Horn (R-Calif.), chairman of the subcommittee, said the IRS' outmoded computer systems have contributed to some financial waste at the agency, including $17 million in fraudulent refunds, a misplaced government vehicle and misplaced government computers and printers. Horn said he hopes to see a better audit next year from the IRS.

Paul Cosgrave, chief information officer at the IRS, told the subcommittee that the agency is working with the private sector to upgrade its financial management system under the multibillion-dollar Prime systems integration contract, which IRS awarded to Computer Sciences Corp. in December. Prime will provide the program management and systems integration needed to improve the IRS' ability to process the more than 200 million tax filings it receives each year. But Cosgrave said the process to upgrade the financial system will take years, because the agency's top priority is fixing computers for the Year 2000 problem.
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-- Leska (, March 02, 1999.

I stopped paying my hard earned money to the IRS in 1990, after I read Irwin Schiff's book on the income tax fraud. It is called "The Federal Mafia". Put his name in your search engine and become informed. The IRS tried to bluff me for a while, but I became educated and learned what my rights are. When I found out that my Income tax money went to pay for the "PHONY" Federal debt, I decided to stop contributing. As a result, I did a rapid payoff on my home and life is wonderfull without a house payment! Try it, you'll like it! Start buying books that expose the IRS fraud and scam and become educated! Otto Skinner has one of the best books! Put his name in your search engine and learn about "The greatest tax loophole of all"!!!!

-- Not required to pay tax! (, March 02, 1999.

Can you say good night IRS?

And good riddance. Maybe its time to think of something useful, like shooting all the tax lawyers and having a value added tax.

-- y2kgeek (, March 09, 1999.

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