I’m tired of hearing liberals say “If you haven’t cheated on your taxes, you have no reason to fear an audit.” Even if you’re a 100 percent law-abiding citizen, raise your hand if you want to go through an IRS audit? It’s the financial equivalent of a colonoscopy with no anesthesia. It punishes honest Americans who are simply poor record keepers. And even if you keep meticulous records, are you sure all your receipts are legally sufficient? I remember showing a payment to Gastroenterology Associates that wasn’t sufficient for an FSA receipt since it didn’t show a “description of medical services.” You know, it could have been for video games or something. 🙄 Half of tax law is subject to interpretation, and guess who will win the argument between you and an IRS agent? 🤔 Your $2000 deduction is disallowed, so let’s adjust your tax due and tack on some penalties & late fees. Don’t like it? Take it to tax court, paying thousands to a tax attorney to argue a case decided by a government judge. And do we think the audit selections will just be random? Remember this weaslely Obama IRS head who targeted conservatives, libertarians, and Tea Party members, then pleaded the 5th when under investigation?
Yes, it’s just another example of the Ruling Class gestapo taking down political enemies one-by-one. Or more importantly, frightening potential threats into submission.
By the way, just how expensive will it really be to hire 87,000 IRS auditors? The labor shortage is affecting the accounting profession like most others, not to mention that tax law is extremely complex and tax auditors are among the most hated professionals in America. In other words, you’ll have to pay a hefty cost to draw people to these positions, which means you’re also taking 87,000 highly-trained tax pros out of the private sector. Thus, it’s even more difficult for law-abiding Americans to comply with the millions of words in the tax codes. Regardless of how this BS plays out, the additional tax collection dollars likely won’t cover a single day of U.S. Government spending.