Tax Day is Monday, America. I hope you filed your return already, and can spend the weekend enjoying the sunny weather, unstressed about your civic obligation to fill government coffers. If you haven’t, don’t worry: you still have three days. A word of advice, however: don’t file with Liberty Tax Services, which has seen an alarming number of stores shut down over alleged misconduct lately.
The criminal investigation unit of the IRS expects to add to the list of 14 FIFA officials and corporate co-conspirators already indicted in this week’s soccer corruption scandal or whatever the fuck, the New York Times reported Friday evening. But it’s still not clear whether the U.S. will go after the biggest fish, freshly reelected FIFA emperor-for-life Sepp Blatter.
The dreams of those agorist Bitcoiners who still hoped that their digital currency could evade the taxman are finally dead. The IRS hath spoken. They will treat Bitcoins as property, which means self-employment and capital gains taxes may apply to your stash. Call an accountant for further details, folks.
[Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. made the universal symbol for "I will cut you" today in reference to Rep. Darrell Issa, who launched a Congressional catfight last week when he cut the off the microphone of a congressman who accused him of being on an IRS witch hunt. Image by J. Scott Applewhite via AP.]
Barack Obama and a visiting foreigner just had a press conference, but nobody cares about the other country (Turkey?) because there are scandals afoot in Washington, so everything's about Eric Holder always doing terrible things. Eric Holder is Obama's friend. So he won't be fired unless all of this doesn't go away in the next couple of news cycles.