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Obama IRS Promises ‘Rangel Rules’ For All

From an approving Associated Press:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Douglas Shulman delivers remarks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, April 13, 2009.

Meltdown 101: Can’t pay your taxes? Don’t panic

By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – It’s here, April 15, the deadline for filing income tax returns, and the IRS has some reassuring words for procrastinators, especially those who can’t pay what they owe: Don’t panic…

The Internal Revenue Service expects to receive more than 20 million tax returns this week. The agency had received about 102 million as of the end of last week.

With job losses mounting and the economy in shambles, the IRS has promised to be kinder and gentler to those who are struggling to pay their tax bills. The agency is offering to waive late penalties, negotiate new payment plans and postpone asset seizures for delinquent taxpayers who make a good-faith effort to settle their federal tax debts.

But agents will continue to impose big penalties on those who simply neglect to file an income tax return.

"We also have to be tough on those who flout the law and won’t pay what they owe," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. "The American people who play by the rules every day expect us to go after those taxpayers who don’t pay their taxes."

Alas, as you can see from the last two paragraphs, these are not quite Charles Rangel’s privileged rules, since you still have to pay your taxes eventually.

Oh, well.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Obama IRS Promises ‘Rangel Rules’ For All”

  1. Confucius says:

    A little too late for this pronouncement, don’t you think?

    I couldn’t find the Geithner Edition of TurboTax, so I had to pay mine.

    And what a bunch of bullsh*t: “We also have to be tough on those who flout the law and won’t pay what they owe . . . .”

    Bite me.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    The “POT” calling the kettle “BLACK”.

    POT : Thank You sir…..may I have more?

  3. proreason says:

    The criminal administration isn’t worried about tax collections to fund their socialist coup.

    They have printing presses for that.

    And besides, virtually all liberals are tax cheats, as this administration has so ably demonstrated. And they aren’t going to throw themselves in jail, are they?

    And on top of that, by pledging leniency on taxes, won’t they increase their already illegally acquired “majority”. Of course, everybody hears the “pledge of leniency”, but few will hear about the reality.

    The reality, that is, for white people who work for their income.

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