The new IRS Data Book is out, with information on IRS enforcement activities in , so it’s time to update my graphs:
Some bits and pieces from here and there:
- Darian Worden has written an interesting piece on the political philosophy of Henry David Thoreau for the Center for a Stateless Society.
- Longtime war tax resister David Hartsough has an opinion piece on the subject up at the Waging Nonviolence blog that’s getting some buzz around the interwebs.
- As you may have heard, the IRS got caught spending thousands of dollars of taxpayer money to make a silly Star Trek parody video. At first they tried to play it off as having been a somewhat whimsical but still useful training video, but as you can see from the video itself, there’s not much of anything in it that could be described as training material, and the agency has since admitted “that this video did not reflect the best stewardship of resources.” This is making it harder for the agency to push back against budget cuts in Congress. William Shatner himself chimed in: “I am appalled at the utter waste of US tax dollars.”