I.R.S. Does Poorly on the Receiving End of an Audit

So the IRS got audited the other day. Sounds like a joke, I know. Here’s the punch line:

According to the report, the IRS made a variety of accounting errors last year that “could adversely affect the reliability of its financial statements” and result in “duplicate or erroneous refunds.” Among the mistakes were a “failure to record the receipt of a taxpayer’s $3 million payment” and an $8 billion discrepancy between two accounting systems tracking how much money taxpayers owe. The audit also found a $5.1 billion “unexplained variance” between the total amount the agency took in last year and the amount its detailed tax files said it took in.

The Vote

From the issue of The Vote:

Tax Resistance.

A Clapton member of the W.F.L. and Women’s Tax Resistance Society, who has several times refused payment of Imperial taxes, again expects to have her goods seized and sold by public auction. A procession and protest meeting (open air) are being arranged by the latter society to take place at the time of the sale. All sympathizers are urged to take part in this demonstration, and to send their names and addresses at once to Mrs. [Margaret] Kineton Parkes, 72, Hillfield Road, Hampstead, N.W., and she will, immediately on the announcement of the sale, give them full details as to time and place.