Gee. Think there just might be a connection between this story in today’s paper,
Tax Cheats Called Out of Control: So many superrich Americans evade taxes using offshore accounts that law enforcement cannot control the growing misconduct, according to a Senate report that provides the most detailed look ever at high-level tax schemes.
and last week’s story,
I.R.S. to Cut Tax AuditorsThe federal government is moving to eliminate the jobs of nearly half of the lawyers at the Internal Revenue Service who audit tax returns of some of the wealthiest Americans, specifically those who are subject to gift and estate taxes when they transfer parts of their fortunes to their children and others.
Both stories are by David Cay Johnston, but he’s too coy to remind us of the first when writing the second…