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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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Podcast 

The Growing Problems with our Tax Code; James K. Glassman on G20 - Speaking of Taxpayers, Sept. 20

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Pete & Doug discuss the risks of maintaining our current tax system with NTUF's Michael Tasselmyer, who's authored a new analysis on the subject. Plus, James K. Glassman, former Undersecretary of State and current Visiting Fellow at AEI discusses
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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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Press Release 

$224 Billion, 6.1 Billion Hours, Lost to Complex Tax Code According to New National Taxpayers Union Study

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

Today, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) released its 16th annual study of tax complexity in the U.S. This year‰Ûªs analysis found the economy lost $224 billion and 6.1 billion hours of productivity due to the burden of compliance with a complex and invasive
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