Whistleblowers: IRS officials behind ‘fraudulent’ multi-billion dollar corporate tax giveaways

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A 10-year veteran Internal Revenue Service (IRS) attorney has demanded a Congressional audit of the IRS to investigate the agency’s alleged role in allowing American corporations to illegally avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes at the same time the agency is cracking down on individuals and small businesses.

In a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, IRS commissioner John A. Koskinen, and IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, Jane J. Kim, an attorney in the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel in New York, accused IRS executives of “deliberately” facilitating multi-billion dollar tax giveaways. The letter, dated October 19, will add further pressure on the agency, which is under fire for allegedly targeting conservative and Tea Party groups.

Kim, who has previously blown the whistle on “gross waste of government resources” in the IRS New York field offices, wrote in her new letter that senior IRS officials have “intentionally undermined the authority of the IRS Whistleblower Office” to avoid taking action “in cases involving billions in corporate taxes due.” The IRS also refuses to enforce laws for “large corporate taxpayers,” resulting in giveaways of further billions, despite applying the same laws with “draconian strictness to small business, the self-employed, and wage-earning individuals.”

The IRS attorney’s letter was copied to Jason Foster, chief investigative counsel for the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, as well as several other senators and Congressional representatives, including Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters, Alan Grayson, Bernie Sanders, Charles Grassley, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz. They could not be reached for comment.

 
 
 
Whistleblowers shut down

Following coverage of her earlier allegations by Pulitzer Prize winning tax journalist David Cay Johnston, Kim was approached by a private sector lawyer representing corporate whistleblowers to the IRS, who told her that numerous legitimate investigations into corporate tax fraud were being shut down. Her letter sent on Sunday to the US Treasury and IRS described three such cases.

In one case, the IRS was auditing a US company that fraudulently under-reported its profits by nearly $3 billion annually. On behalf of the IRS, the whistleblower had drafted a detailed report proving the fraud, but the agency “closed its audit without ever asking a question or reviewing the documents submitted.” As much as $4 billion in taxes were lost.

In another instance, “a solid case” allegedly involving $6 billion of taxes due was “inexplicably shut down” according to IRS criminal investigation agents. Instead, detailed evidence of fraud and malfeasance “in hundreds to thousands of specific accounts” was ignored. The agent blamed links between senior IRS executives and outside corporations associated with the case.

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Moses, leader of Israel, had a saying... Like Priest - Like People.

That saying holds double for..Like President - like his cronies.. 

We have learned the great truth of that law of human relations...and don't expect much more and are not surprised at corruption from the top down, most especially within agencies that handle or assign large amounts of money like the IRS.

But it is very sad....that now in 2014,  elections will no longer solve the problem in the USA. It is not that simple. Corruption par-excellence is on display at the top. But that corruption could never have been put on top  (and kept there for a second term)  if there hadn't been a great degree of corruption of morals and devotion to honor and duty at all levels of the voting public. 

The only remedy now is , in the terms used by our fore-fathers; An Old Fasioned Holy Ghost and Fire Revival of Preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  which is what put the fear of God in the pilgrims who first settled this New World  and in the Founding Fathers themselves. 

 But America has crossed God's deadline of rebellion and utter blasphemy of His Name, His Person and His True Gospel of Salvation through the Blood of Jesus when he died to pay for all sin of all mankind on Calvary's Cross about 2,000 years ago.

NO I BELIEVE that mankind has had their chance. IT IS GOD"S MOVE NEXT-but first before he pours out judgment upon this earth. HE will take his jewels, the Body of Christ the Church, out of this world.

Only then will JEHOVAH GOD pour out his wrath on this blaspheming earth.as described in the Book of Revelation, found in the Bible.

CONCLUSION:  There is no permanent remedy for the problems of the USA in 2014.

Great post. And I agree.

The IRS needs to be shutdown.  If we are to have an IRS , we need to start all over with totally new people who have had nothing to do with the IRS in any way. If we cannot do this....SHUT EM DOWN !!

The absolute only way to eradicate the IRS is to repeal the 16th Amendment.

This is why our Government needs to be purged from top to bottom!  It isn't as if there are no provisions for keeping the IRS monitored:

IRS Oversight Organizations

Federal Oversight Organizations

GAO

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an agency that works for Congress and the American people. Congress asks GAO to study the programs and expenditures of the federal government. GAO, commonly called the investigative arm of Congress or the congressional watchdog, is independent and nonpartisan. It studies how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.

OMB

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) assists the President in the development and implementation of budget program, management and regulatory policies. It conducts in-depth regulatory review of significant rules proposed by federal agencies as well as promotes best practices management across the federal government.

TIGTA

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) provides audit and investigative services that promote economy, efficiency and integrity in the administration of the internal revenue laws.

Dismantle fascist iRs  org, put irs crooks in prison starting with falsified tax returns evidence from bogus Ss

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This is just one of the many reasons that prove that the IRS needs to be abolished and replaced by the Fair Tax!

Or is that money being funneled into Terrorist Activities via the US Government and Obama's Mud Slime Blood Hoodlum appointees?

I'm glad to see that the Tea Party opposes tax giveaways to big corporations! Until now, I wasn't sure.

We need to outlaw extortion. Please watch this series of short videos.

http://youtu.be/LABSciCyd0U

there are lots of citizens, self included, who have had monies illegally taken from them by state and Fed tax agencies...  for me:  they owe me tens of thousands haven't received refunds for many years, can't get it back and though they owe me back taxes, the state of CA recently illegally levied two years of what they owe me out of my bank account when I attempted to get them to pay me.  Retaliation.  IRS owes me four years, CA owes five years plus the monies taken.  I'm reading about thousands of other citizens they are doing this to.  Homes, bank accounts, everything.   Wonder if their corruptions of letting off corps for billions, in $10k here, and $20k there type thefts from so many citizens they are trying to "balance" the financial records to not make it look so gaping? Sure the officials are getting paid to let the tax cheats off. 

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Horrible: Democrats Set The Constitution On Fire With Fraudulent Impeachment

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

Alexander Hamilton, writing about impeachment in Federalist 65, warned that “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” Democrats have fulfilled Hamilton’s worst fears.

The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

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