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New Evidence IRS Laundering Money From Veterans Disability Checks

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New Evidence IRS Laundering Money From Veterans Disability Checks

 
 

 

You know what the IRS is really great at? Breaking its own laws.

In addition to targeting conservative groups, the corrupt government agency has also been singling out disabled veterans. They do this by using banks to launder and then stealing the veterans’ disability checks.

Shameful.

The Veterans Disability Act of 2010 exempts VA disability from withholding of any sort. But the IRS has been stealing disabled veterans’ money anyways.

Kevin Lake is a 60% disabled veteran of the Iraq War. He logged onto his bank account a few months ago to find that his VA disability check had not been deposited, and that his account was in the negative. Lake contacted his bank, and was told that the IRS demanded all of the available funds be taken out of his account and wired to them. A confused Lake then called the IRS, and was placed on hold for a long time (bureaucratic government agencies tend to be efficient like that!) before he was finally able to speak with an agent. The agent claimed Lake had made $157,000 in 2010 and that he owed them money. Funny, since in 2010 Lake was still in the hospital recovering from injuries he’d sustained while in Iraq — he earned less than $10,000 that year.

IRS Latino Scandal

Lake reminded the IRS agent that VA disability money is 100% exempt. She then placed him on hold for another substantial chunk of time (surprise, surprise!) and then told him, “We do not take veterans’ disability money. We wait until the funds are deposited from the VA and then we take all of the funds from your bank account.”

Bureaucrat language for: “We stole your money.”

Lake was a contributing writer for key Tea Party personality “Joe the Plumber”. This likely played a role in Lake being singled out by the IRS and having his money stolen in complete breach of federal law. Oh, never mind — I forgot that “partisanship or the perception of politics has no place in the IRS”, as acting commissioner Steven Miller put it.

Give me a break.

Thankfully, after a lot of persistance, Lake was successful in having the IRS give back the money they stole. But other disabled veterans may be victims of this disgraceful (and seemingly partisan) crime. Vets stand up for the rights of all Americans, but unfortunately now they must stand up for themselves to ensure that the promises of being taken care of upon return are kept.

Someone must be held accountable for this obvious, disgusting government corruption.

Written by Kristin Tate.

Follow Kristin on Twitter @KristinBTate.

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Source: http://www.mrconservative.com/2013/05/16677-new-evidence-irs-laundering-money-from-veterans-disability-checks/

 

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Comments

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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - May 19, 2013, 9:56 am
Yep,
Once the money is in the bank it could happen. There is a process that is available to show separation of funds in your account. I forgot how it goes as I read it sometime ago.

Generally the IRS does not take your funds from the bank until all stages have been gone thru for collection with the taxpayer. Ignoring the IRS is the worst thing you can do. Taking money from your account by the IRS is generally the last resort. You work with the IRS on money owed they will work with you.

The IRS can also tap social security funds but in most cases it is taken before it is deposited into your account with a max of 15% withheld for the IRS.

If anyone owes social security for an overpayment made to them they best get on it as social security can take all your social security money until all is repaid. There are forms to fill out with social security for a repayment agreement on overpayment to you.
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - May 19, 2013, 10:24 am
Another thing the federal government has done is there are no more paper checks for veterans disability. It is all automatic deposit. That puts the government to the advantage I would think on taking funds from an bank account where different types of income are co-mingled.



3.
four4meComment by four4me - May 19, 2013, 10:50 am
Yrs ago the irs threatened to take my va funds because i failed to claim a 1099 payment on my taxes i was able to work out a repayment schedule.
4.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - May 19, 2013, 11:19 am
26 USC § 6334 - Property exempt from levy

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/6334

(10) Certain service-connected disability payments
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Obviously a lot of reading to know your individual case.

But once it is the bank that looks like a different ball game.

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