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Friday, June 24, 2011

IRS Prisoner Re-entry Education Program

Prison The IRS has launched a Prisoner Re-entry Education Program, a package of information to help prisoners getting released from prison manage their tax responsibilities: (Hat Tip: Francine Lipman.)

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Comments

Are they kidding!! Why prisoners have the tax system down better than the IRS, given all the fraudulent payments that the IRS is suckered into paying to them.

Posted by: Woody | Jun 24, 2011 3:06:29 PM

Agreed. Based on the TIGTA data, most of them have apparently already used their first time homebuyer credit.

Posted by: Tim Kelly | Jun 25, 2011 4:21:48 PM

Maybe they should just target those convicted of tax or tax-related crimes. I don't know the level of recidivism is on this, but just getting this letter might scare them enough into the feeling of "DOJ and the IRS has not forgotten you, and they are and will be watching you."

Posted by: tax guy | Jun 29, 2011 3:47:53 AM