Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Biased Source Issues Report

Apparently, the IRS thinks people aren't paying their fair share:
    Most Americans pay their federal taxes by their due dates, but there's still a yawning gap between what taxpayers owe and what they pay, according to the IRS.

    That gap -- known as the net tax gap -- is between $257 billion and $298 billion, according to preliminary findings from a three-year study on taxpayer compliance released Tuesday.

    "Even after IRS enforcement efforts and late payments, the government is being shortchanged by over a quarter-trillion dollars by those who pay less than their fair share," said IRS commissioner Mark W. Everson in a statement.
The IRS discovers the more people it audits, the more it can shake out of them. But only to get its their fair shares.

I am uncomfortable when the head of the IRS is determining what each person's fair share of tax burden is. I thought we had elected officials to do that, but what we really have is unelected enforcement agents who want more budget and more power.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."