Sunday, March 24, 2013

"Where No Tax Rate Has Gone Before..."

  • NOTE: I have had problems posting the link (grrr to blogger).  The story is from The Hill ( on Sunday morning, March 24.

  • The IRS recently acknowledged that two training videos which it prepared in 2010; parodies of "Star Trek" and "Gilligan's Island," were not a good use of $60,000 and that it would be more careful in use of tax dollars going forward.  Republican Charles Boustany (LA) blasted the videos as a waste of money.  One consolation for the IRS--Congress did see some training value in the "Gilligan" video; allowing the video to be shown to taxpayer assistance representatives.

    I am curious as to who approved the videos--though as government grants go; $60,000 is far from the biggest waste I have ever seen; especially since one of the videos actually worked.  Nevertheless, it was good to see that the IRS has "sobered up" in the meantime.

    Saturday, March 16, 2013

    Wrapping Up

    Looking back at the last four months or so, my posting has been erratic and I do not see major changes in the near future.  I do plan to post sporadically until about June 30--after then, Tick Marks PROBABLY will close down.  Thanks to everyone who has read this blog over the last eight years or so and especially to fellow bloggers who have linked to this blog.  I probably will comment from time to time on other accounting and tax blogs.

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