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IRS Commissioner Warns of Tax Refund Delay This Year

Dec. 19, 2014

It certainly seems that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen threated to delay America’s tax refunds because the bureaucracy got its budget cut again. “Everybody’s return will get processed,” he said. “But people have gotten very used to being able to file their return and quickly get a refund. This year we may not have the resources.” In other words, the commissioner just channeled a mob boss: “Nice refund you got there. Shame if anything happened to it.” This year, the IRS will receive $10.9 billion. In 2010, the IRS received $12.15 billion. Koskinen continued, “There isn’t any more give in the system. You make any further cuts in this organization and the wheels are going to start falling off.” Funny how the first thing to be cut because of tight money in a government bureaucracy is customer service. More…

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