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A $34,000 Mistake: the IRS and Civil Asset Forfeiture

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In a process known as civil asset forfeiture, the IRS can take everything in your bank account without ever charging you with a crime. It's difficult to fight back, and unfortunately, it's becoming more common.


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Research Refresher: Special NTUF Paper on the Need for Tax Reform

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Earlier this week, NTU Foundation released a study on the need for fundamental tax reform and what the alternatives to the current system is at the federal level. Check out the summary and be sure to share it with your fellow taxpayers!
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NTUF Policy Paper: Tax Code is Costly, Risky

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new study from NTUF shows that not only does the current tax Code's complexity cost taxpayers time and money, it also puts their private information at risk. There are options to reform the system, however, and the study highlights some of them.
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10 Bi-Partisan “No-Brainer” Bills Congress Should Pass

by Nan Swift / /

The 113th Congress is about to return from summer recess, and if you believe the hype that this is a "do-nothing" Congress, perhaps you aren't expecting much. Whether that's a fair moniker or not, Congress could do much to dispel it by passing some of the
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Administration Stonewalling Government Watchdogs

by Nan Swift / /

The offices of Inspector General were created under the "Inspector General Act of 1978" to serve as internal watchdogs within federal agencies by conducting audits and investigations into programs, providing policy recommendations to "promote economy, eff
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