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DietCoke

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While it certainly wouldn't solve all our troubles, it would make a dent... 

IRS Releases New Tax Gap Estimates; Compliance Rates Remain Statistically Unchanged From Previous Study

IR-2012-4, Jan. 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released a new set of tax gap estimates for tax year 2006. The tax gap is defined as the amount of tax liability faced by taxpayers that is not paid on time. 

The new tax gap estimate represents the first full update of the report in five years, and it shows the nation’s compliance rate is essentially unchanged from the last review covering tax year 2001.

The tax gap statistic is a helpful guide to the scale of tax compliance and to the persisting sources of low compliance, but it is not an adequate guide to year-to-year changes in IRS programs or to year-to-year returns on IRS service and enforcement initiatives.

The following table summarizes the new estimates being released today, as compared to the 2001 estimates, along with the total tax liabilities in each year.


 

 

Tax Year 2001
(billions)

Tax Year 2006
(billions)

Total Tax Liabilities

$2,112

$2,660

Gross Tax Gap

$345
(83.7% compliance)

$450
(83.1% compliance)

Enforcement and Late Payments

$55

$65

Net Tax Gap

$290
(86.3% compliance)

$385
(85.5% compliance)

 

The voluntary compliance rate — the percentage of total tax revenues paid on a timely basis — for tax year 2006 is estimated to be 83.1 percent. The voluntary compliance rate for 2006 is statistically unchanged from the most recent prior estimate of 83.7 percent calculated for tax year 2001.

On a relative basis, the tax gap is largely in line with the growth in total tax liabilities. In addition, some growth in the tax gap estimate is attributed to better data and improved estimation methods. For example, the IRS developed a new econometric model for estimating the tax gap attributable to small corporations which was then applied to newer operational data. Also, large corporation tax gap estimates for 2006 are based on improved statistical methods and updated data. Finally, the data related to individual income taxpayers continues to improve based on improved estimation techniques and newer data.

The tax gap can be divided into three components: non-filing, underreporting and underpayment.

As was the case in 2001, the underreporting of income remained the biggest contributing factor to the tax gap in 2006. Under-reporting across taxpayer categories accounted for an estimated $376 billion of the gross tax gap in 2006, up from $285 billion in 2001. Tax non-filing accounted for $28 billion in 2006, up from $27 billion in 2001. Underpayment of tax increased to $46 billion, up from $33 billion in the previous study.

Overall, compliance is highest where there is third-party information reporting and/or withholding. For example, most wages and salaries are reported by employers to the IRS on Forms W-2 and are subject to withholding. As a result, a net of only 1 percent of wage and salary income was misreported. But amounts subject to little or no information reporting had a 56 percent net misreporting rate in 2006.

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More big fish we need to hook.  The list is long.
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I'd like to see more info on how this IRS report is put together to give it any credence
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Obamacare coming to light. Since Americans didnt want it, still dont want it, it will be interesting to see how Americans react when the bills keep going up, but the quality and availability go down.  

http://www.ow.ly/h3MVs



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Every person now living in the U.S. is the product of 50,000 generations that survived and raised their children without government welfare programs, and under conditions that were far harsher than any that anyone faces in 21st century America.  Indeed it has only been since the 1960s that it has been possible for large numbers of working-age people to live off taxpayers.

In the face of conservative welfare reform, the people dependent upon government would do what people have always done—whatever they had to do.  Work hours and marriage rates would increase, not because there were new government programs encourage these virtuous behaviors, but because government programs would no longer be discouraging them.

When FDR created “Aid to Dependent Children” in 1935, it was a program for widows.  He never imagined that welfare would become a career for people that had never shouldered adult responsibility.  FDR would have never supported the idea that a 14-year-old high school dropout plus a welfare check plus an occasional visit from a social worker equals an adequate parent.



To read the Forbes article in it's entirety.

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How dare you post links that speak ill of the 47%. They are a protected species, that are showing remarkable gains in population, and breeding habits. Soon a new Socialist habitat will be completed, to ensure their continued existence, and surviveability.
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I think you guys sometimes mix all the welfare issues together as one big ball of stupid wax.  I wasn't going to ask any more questions tonight but then I read this thread and I need to ask one more.

If you are a working family earning less than the poverty level, we have made food stamps available to help you improve your family's situation.  President Obama relaxed this level and said if you earn a little more than the poverty level, we want to provide you with the same extra funds to help care for your family.  My question to the Conservatives in here is, when it comes to these people who work and earn less than the poverty level, or maybe those at the slightly higher level that Obama has allowed, do you want to take away this food stamp money?  I hope this question isn't too vague and can garner a few yes or no answers.

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The link spells out the plan I would personally support. 

Among the highlights, the author says drug tests required before taxpayer money be given to an individual.  Justification being, those who pay taxes to support some leeches and moochers are subject to drug test to make the money for those who will not work, then the beggars should be subjected to same standards.  You nanny state spokesmen will find something with that to argue with.

read the linked article dewey before you jump in the middle of someone else's conversation.  Till then, bug off

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nice article kiir.  I like that alot better than whats going on now.


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kiir - I read the whole article and based on the expectation one is responsible for caring for the family regardless, I assume if you work full time and make below our poverty standards, it's still up to you to figure it out.  Is that your position as I repeat the question I have with regards to those working?  Should working families who make less than poverty levels, or less than the higher number Obama is now using, be denied food stamps?  Do any Conservatives in here disagree with such a position?
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I support drug tests for everyone on the government dole.  again...I have to spell this out EVERYTIME [because the zealots are easily confused], I am not talking about Veterans and SS recipients.  Why is this so hard to understand?

The article says you get a pool of taxpayer money in which to spend, up front.  Spend it wisely, it's your money, you get no more, you find the best way to get yourself weaned from Nanny's teat.

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Fine, drug testing is your position but not what I'm asking.  Leave Vets and SS recipients aside too.  I'm talking about families who work full time but earn less than the poverty level as set by this Country, or less than the higher number Obama is now temporarily using.  Are you, or other Conservatives who care to share, against providing food stamp assistance for these families?

PS:  Your author made a great point emphasizing economic growth as the most important issue facing us today.  We have two members who have suggested we should have cut 4-5 Trillion out of the economy during the previous five years, via budget cuts and whatever, and I wonder if you know how much this would have destroyed our economy?  If you do, why didn't you challenge these positions?

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Originally Posted by Dewey

PS:  Your author made a great point emphasizing economic growth as the most important issue facing us today.  We have two members who have suggested we should have cut 4-5 Trillion out of the economy during the previous five years, via budget cuts and whatever, and I wonder if you know how much this would have destroyed our economy?  If you do, why didn't you challenge these positions?


I wouldn't challenge them because I agree with them. In earlier tit for tat with you, I said I agreed with auto bailouts, to an extent, I no longer believe the GM money was well spent.  The bank bail out was money down a black hole. 

I also said 4 months ago, when I was still participating with some of your bait and switch 'debating', that I too wanted cuts of $1 trillion a year. I called you out on living in a 'what-if' world instead of the here and now.  Cuts are needed and if we need to curtail entitlements, so be it.  You kept bringing up throwing Granny off the cliff by diverting the conversation to SS.

This is a welfare reform thread, you have some ideas on welfare reform?  If not get back to your 15 page fiscal cliff thread #3.   Are you as much a talker as you are a UCS-misc. participant?  If you are, I understand why you are here

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Fine, drug testing is your position but not what I'm asking.


I don't care if that is what you are asking, that's where I would start. 



Just write a bill and vote on it already
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Granny is fine as I never threw any Granny off the cliff.  That's a talking point from the Right.  In any event, your author brought up the economic growth and I thought his article was up for discussion.  Talk about trying to control the debate.  As I've always said, you're never obligated to answer any questions.  If you have a specific question of welfare reform, feel free to ask me.  I'll head one off and say no, I'm against drug testing for benefits.
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Granny is fine as I never threw any Granny off the cliff.  That's a talking point from the Right. 


you truly need to reflect on your accuracy dewey.  That is not a talking point of the right.  That is an attack ad from idiots from the left on Paul Ryan.

Your misspeak can confuse some of the 50,000 readers here at UCS-misc.

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   I'll head one off and say no, I'm against drug testing for benefits.


I didn't ask that question because you are too easy to read and I knew the answer.

I called it here

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Justification being, those who pay taxes, to support some leeches and moochers, are subjected to drug test to make the money for those who will not work, then the beggars should be subjected to same standards.  You nanny state spokesmen will find something with that to argue with.




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Yes, I remember the commercial.  It has turned into a never-ending talking point from the Right.  You inaccurately suggested I used the terms "throwing Granny off the cliff".  Just had to confirm you would never hear me use this hyperbole.
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dewey sometimes you seem so smart and sometimes you seem the opposite. 

You said it was a talking point of the right when the left is responsible for the propaganda. 

I also had to confirm that I wasn't including SS benefits in the moocher and parasite discussion because you always tried to link the two in questioning the thoughts of the right.  AND yes I said ALWAYS!!  When you divert the conversation to SS, then you are pointing at older Americans.  It's the same thing as the Granny off Cliff commercial.  You don't call it that but you insinuate.  games, I bet you were hell at Pin the Tail on the Donkey

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kiir - I'm scrolling back in this thread to find out why you keep bringing up SS.  I'm talking about working families of four earning maybe $17,000 receiving supplemental help from the Government in the form of food stamps.  Acceptable or not acceptable? 

As for SS, last I remember I was asking Grizzly if SS recipients are included in his/her group of moochers that make up a majority in this Country.  I fully accept and respect your position that you don't consider those on SS as parasites.  Not sure why you keep repeating it.

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I guess with your line of reasoning,

The lady that died from cancer, after Romney left Bain Capital was a talking point of the right.

The accusation from Kanyae West that "George Bush don't like black people" was a talking point of the right.

The blame game by Pelosi, Jay Carney and others that "Republican House members are obstructionists" is a talking point of the right.






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"Turned into a talking point" means I now only hear Granny over the cliff out of the mouths of someone on the Right.  Is that more clear?

PS:  Now we're into the tit for tat I agree goes nowhere.  If you have some political position questions for me or some political topics to discuss, I'm game.  I think we've beat this exchange into the ground and I simply asked about food stamp qualification if the family income earner works.

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I think this will be my new signature line for awhile

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Dewey,

I will be honest and say I have not read every post you have made in the Misc. section since I have been on UCS. Much less read the ones before I got here. That said, the ones I have read have proven to me that you have no room for change in your opinions. When presented with any valid points (I am not going back and find/post examples) you bat them away and reword your question or find new questions all the while ignoring almost all questions directed towards you.

This is my opinion of your post in this section. At this point, it isn't up for debate. You won't change it with one post, or by asking me any questions. 

Here is a question open to anyone here. Since Dewey has stated before this forum "might sway voters" has anyone on here been swayed? Has anyone switched their vote based on the 19 new political topics that pop up every day?

Just wondering is all.

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kiir - That should be entertaining for some members.  I understand I have my Conservative detractors inside here but there are other UCS Conservative members who have commended me on how I've generally handled myself.  I suppose it goes with the territory as politics is a very emotional subject for some.  Again, if you think you have nothing worth selling, not sure why you're working the market.  Maybe you're right and nobody pays the slightest attention to any of us.  It's certainly looking that way.  Or maybe they wanted to hear the daily Obama bashing and simply tired of my alternative perspective.  I hope that's not the case.
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Dude, it's not all obama bashing.  You make it about your man crush, obama.  This is about our country and if we will ever be able to be a proud, working nation again.  This is a welfare reform thread.  We have Benghazi ambassador killed thread where Hillary was to blame.  We have Moocher threads where we are sick of parasites living off other folks money.  Some of us are sick of seeing this country going downhill and I don't care who congratulates you on how you handle yourself.  I see you as an enabler for those that won't get to work. 

You and your ilk that make excuses for other people not working are the reasons why we are going downhill.  This is not political talk, this is survival talk.  This may be your hobby as you have said before playing with the keyboard on UCS-misc. forum, some of us take it more serious than a hobby. 

Keep up with the back handed remarks "if you think you have nothing worth selling, not sure why you're working the market" and I'll do the same.

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kiir - Your motives are beside the point.  If you feel you have no chance at persuasion, I don't see how the motive matters or what the purpose is for the posts in the forum.  That was the reasoning behind the remark.
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kiir - I'm scrolling back in this thread to find out why you keep bringing up SS.  I'm talking about working families of four earning maybe $17,000 receiving supplemental help from the Government in the form of food stamps.  Acceptable or not acceptable? 

As for SS, last I remember I was asking Grizzly if SS recipients are included in her group of moochers that make up a majority in this Country.  I fully accept and respect your position that you don't consider those on SS as parasites.  Not sure why you keep repeating it.


Dewey--Your fictitious family of four earning $17,000 per year should not get federal assistance as you describe. Assume one worker earned $17,000 over 52 weeks. That is $8.17 per hour. If that same worker took a part time job working just an additional 4 hours per day, they would earn in excess of another $8,300 per year. This is assuming one worker. Why can't the other adult do the same thus doubling the income. The 2012 poverty level for a family of four was $23,050. This second job would put them over the poverty level. alright, one adult has to be home because they cannot afford childcare. Split the work day so one adult is home while the other working. Where there is a will, there is a way. The problem is that there is a lack of will.

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Split the work day so one adult is home while the other working. Where there is a will, there is a way. The problem is that there is a lack of will.


Exactly what my author in the Forbes article was saying.  dewey, is nothing but an enabler and will just make excuses for those on the dole.

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softballfanatic - Thanks for your answer.  You would require a second job be taken and no food stamps for any working families who fell short of the poverty income level.  You may be representative of a majority of Conservatives but many on my side would be concerned for the children if the father failed to find a second job to earn additional money.  Appreciate your input.
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Can't afford to have kids, don't have them.  Why do others have to take on the burden of those that don't know how many kids they can responsibly raise?  Good gawd the government dependency goes on and on and on in a never ending circle with you socialists
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