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 (thehill.com) 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.

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