A few things you may have missed while partaking in a great American tradition: losing a few fingers to an M-80 left over from the 4th of July.
R&B singer Rihanna rencently accused her accountants of making off with “tens of millions” of her hard-earned dollars. Don’t weep too hard for her, however, as her mentor Jay-Z reportedly paid her back with some cash he found in the pocket of a rarely-worn pair of jeans.
Looking for work? The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual insurance mandate may single-handedly put a halt to those rising unemployment numbers. First comes the news that the IRS will need to add thousands of workers to manage the numerous tax law changes found in the Patient Protection Act. And if you fancy yourself more of the artistic type, feel free to chip in and help pen the 13,000 pages of regulations it’s going to take to enforce the new law.
Maine Governor calls the IRS the “new Gestapo,” which I believe is a mildly popular form of soup that is commonly served cold.
AIG is suing the IRS for a $30.2 million tax refund dating back to 1991. Of course, AIG is owned 61% by the U.S government, so essentially, the U.S. is suing the U.S., with any trial presumably taking place at the nexus of the universe.
Lets be honest, after the holiday week, we’re all kind of easing our way back into this Monday. This should help.