IRS Audits Woman for Being Too PoorSubmitted by Blimpy on Tue, 03/02/2010 - 09:45
OK, you've heard of the IRS auditing people because they think you have too many assets (boats, Cadillacs) compared to your documented income.
Now they're auditing people because they think they are too poor!
A Seattle hair dresser says the IRS wanted her to pay $16,000 because an auditor thought she was abusing the Earned Income tax credit. After demanding all sorts of records (birth certificates, custody records, etc.) for her children, the IRS finally settled on charging her $1600.
She agreed to pay, but then the IRS went after her parents, with whom she is living. The IRS is harassing them to the extent of asking for blueprints of their house where she and their grandchildren are living.
The IRS basically wants all of us to fit into narrow categories of "average" income and expenses. Anyone higher or lower is targeted to meet auditors' quotas.
Somebody tell the IRS that "average" automatically implies that some are higher and some are lower than average.
I'm wondering when the TARP recipients will receive the same level of scrutiny.