Some tabs that have passed across my browser in recent days:
- As part of the Biden administration’s plan to reduce the “tax gap,” they proposed that the government be given more visibility into people’s assets by requiring banks and other financial institutions to report to the IRS the amount of gross inflows and outflows from all accounts holding at least $600. There was pushback, both from opposition lawmakers and the banking industry. Now, it appears that this proposal has been dropped from the budget reconciliation package making its way through Congress. That’s not the final word, but it’s an encouraging sign.
- Avi Wolfman-Arent’s tweeted a series of tweets that form an interesting recap of some of the activism of war tax resisters Eroseanna Robinson and Juanita & Wally Nelson.
- The human war on traffic ticket robots continues, with radar cameras torched, smashed, spraypainted, or otherwise disabled in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, England, and Martinique in recent weeks.