The IRS has mastered the art of breaking their own laws, one case in particular; using banks to launder and then steal disabled veterans’ disability checks.
The Veterans Disability Act of 2010 is a Federal law which exempts VA disability from withholding of any sort. Actually, existing code USC, Title 38, §5301 already protected VA disability from withholding, but this provision was re-iterated and included in the newer legislation of 2010, because too many civil court judges were legislating from the bench and including veterans’ disability monies as earned income and granting it to ex-spouses (men and women) in divorce proceedings, at times, leaving disabled veterans without any safety net for self-care.
However, the IRS is still figuring out ways to get to a veteran’s disability money. How do I know? Recently, it happened to me.
A couple of months ago, when I logged into my online bank account to make sure that my VA disability check had been deposited (I am a 60% disabled veteran of the Iraq War) I saw red and a negative balance, beside which read the word “hold.”
I called my bank and was informed that the IRS had sent a letter demanding that the bank take all of the available funds out of my account on the first day of the month and then wire them to them. The bank gave me a telephone number at which to call the IRS. After being placed on hold for a very long time- long as in a biblical age- I finally spoke with an agent.
Long story short; they claim I made $157,000 in 2010 and that I owe them tons of money, and that until I pay it, a lien will remain on my personal bank account.
At the beginning of 2010, I was still in the hospital recovering from injuries I’d sustained while serving in Iraq. I was released early in the year, but still did not find employment until October, and even then, it was only part time. I can assure you, as I did the IRS, that I did not earn $157,000.00. Actually, I earned less than $10,000.00 in 2010.
I kindly read the federal code mentioned above to the lady I spoke with at the IRS, reminding her that VA disability money is 100% exempt. She placed me on hold for another age (I could see a man coming- bearing water- over the horizon) and then she came back on the line and told me, “We do not take veterans’ disability money. We wait until the funds are deposited from the VA and then we take all of the funds from your bank account.”
Isn’t this called laundering?
I find it ironic, now, that only weeks before the IRS put this hold on my bank account, I’d been asked to be a contributing writer for key Tea Party personality “Joe the Plumber.” I’d been writing freelance articles on veterans affairs for some time, publishing and distributing them mostly through Facebook, and I viewed the personal call Joe made to me as one of the greatest compliments I’d been paid in regard to those articles. I jumped at the opportunity to join his team and give my work, such as this piece, a wider audience. I can’t help but think that part of my decision to join Joe’s team may have played a part in being singled out by the IRS at this specific time and having my VA disability money taken from me in complete breach of federal law.
THAT'S ABOUT AS LOW AS YOU CAN GET. If a veteran that is on disability that money is supposed to be protected. ANOTHER REASON TO TRASH THE IRS
Is there any question this communist regime hates soldiers and veterans?
I agree, we've tried, but we don't seem to be getting anywhere.
DITTO! There is non lower than one who will kick a disabled Veteran! IT IS TIME THIS COUNTRY admits WHO has kept this Country FREE!
This is nuts! This really makes me angry!
This info needs to be sent out all over through the various social media. How many Vets are having money withheld without knowing it.
Audit the IRS and all Federal Agencies, Offices and Departments, including the President and Congress, the DOJ, DOD, etc. and then Prosecute any and all offenders, past and present.
we are all being scammed one way or another by this government....anybody who has not had enough of this tyrannical administration must be living on some other planet....hold on to your guns and money...because they will try to get both...either by hook or crook.
THERE IS ONLY ONE THING WORSE THAN AN ILLEGAL ALIEN MUSLIM/COMMUNIST PRETENDER TO THE OFFICE OF POTUS, AND THAT IS A COMPLETELY CONSTITUTIONALLY ILLEGAL "PRIVATE" CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION DESPOTICALLY FALSELY ASSUMING "POWERS" THAT IS DOES NOT HAVE, AND THAT CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION IS CALLED THE IRS!!!! DON'T TRY TO REASON WITH THEM "SUE THE ILLEGAL BASTURDS" IN A FEDERAL COURT WITH A NULLIFIED JURY!!!! DON'T LET THE LYING TRICKING DECEIVING BASTURDS TRICK YOU INTO AN "IRS COURT" WITH FIXED CROOKED JUDGES AND FURTHJER CRIMINAL CONSPIRICY FROM THE DOJ ATTORNEYS, BECAUSE IF YOU DO THEN YOU WILL LOSE HANDS DOWN! IF AMERICA IS TO BE SAVED WE MUST ABOLISH THE IRS< THE DHS< THE DOJ< THE FED< OBAMACARE AND WE MUST IMPEACH THE GREATEST TRAITOROUS CRIMINAL IN HISTORY, BARACK OBAMA!
I couldn't agree more!!!
Sorry, but there is the 16th Amendment whether you believe it was properly passed or not.
The answer is to pass an amendment repealing it and get rid of the FED, and also the 17th Amendment.
As far as getting rid of the Department of Justice, why not just get rid of the Constitution and go back to the Articles of Confederation?
Where do you live, Dan?