Showing posts with label IRS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IRS. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Some Veterans with dependents may "wait until 2021 for their stimulus checks"

With IRS Deadline Looming, Some Veterans May Still Wait Months for Stimulus Money
By Patricia Kime
4 May 2020

Making veterans who can't fill out the online form wait until 2021 for their stimulus checks, when they can file a tax return that includes dependents, is "incompatible with the goals" of the stimulus money, Takano said.
The Internal Revenue Service has set a deadline of May 5 for veterans to register for dependent payouts, after initially saying they would have only two days. But the guidance, along with warnings that veterans who don't complete the form now will have to wait until next year for their stimulus funds, has left some confused and scrambling.

"We have several veterans with no Internet access," one email received by said. "Are you able to get at least 25 copies of this IRS form mailed to us?"

Nearly 7% of U.S. veterans live below the poverty level, and more than two million veteran households lack fixed or mobile broadband connections at home, according to a Federal Communications Commission study released last year. read it here

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Florida LT Gov. Carroll resigns, tied to Allied Veterans

Officials: 3 men focus of veterans charity scam
By Mitch Weiss and Russ Bynum
The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Mar 14, 2013 9:09:04 EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say three men are at the center of a scandal involving a purported veterans charity that law enforcement officials say was a $300 million front for illegal gambling.

Jacksonville lawyer Kelly Mathis was identified by authorities Wednesday as the mastermind of the alleged racketeering scheme, which led to charges this week against nearly 60 people. Two other men, Johnny E. Duncan and Jerry Bass, were called “co-conspirators” of the operation by officials.

Authorities alleged that Mathis made about $6 million from the operation. During a news conference Wednesday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi unveiled a poster with a photo of Mathis, linked to dozens of alleged gambling operations. Officials say he was the registered agent for 112 businesses related to the investigation, which was handled by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
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Florida Lt. Gov. resigns amid gambling scandal, racketeering probe
By Domenico Montanaro
Deputy Political Editor
NBC News
March 13, 2013

Florida’s embattled Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll (R), the first African American elected statewide and first woman to serve as lieutenant governor, has resigned amid a gambling, racketeering, and conflict-of-interest scandal.

“Effective immediately, I hereby resign the Office of Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida. It has been an honor to have served the State of Florida in this capacity,” Carroll wrote in a brief letter to Gov. Rick Scott (R).

Carroll had been seen as a rising Republican star before a rash of bad headlines. She served as one of the national chairmen for 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney's “Black Leadership Council" with ex-Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and now-Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).
"The resignation comes two days after Florida Law Enforcement officers interviewed Carroll about her involvement with Allied Veterans of the World, a non-profit that operates internet cafes in Florida. Officials from Allied Veterans and Nelson Cuba, the president of the Jacksonville Florida Order of Police, were arrested on racketeering charges after an investigation by the IRS and Secret Service.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

IRS seeks retirees, disabled vets for rebate

IRS seeks retirees, disabled vets for rebate

By Sandra Block - USA Today
Posted : Wednesday Jul 2, 2008 14:10:51 EDT

Ordinarily, word that the IRS is looking for you would be cause for concern. But if you’re retired or a disabled veteran, the IRS is seeking you for a pleasant reason: The government wants to give you a check.

The IRS said last month that more than 5 million retirees and disabled veterans who are eligible for a piece of the $152 billion economic stimulus package have failed to take the steps necessary to get their tax-rebate checks. There’s still time to get your money. But you need to file a tax return by Oct. 15, even if you haven’t filed a tax return since gas cost less than $2 a gallon.

Under the law enacted this year, most taxpayers are eligible for rebate checks of $600, or $1,200 for married couples, plus $300 for dependent children. Most of them will receive their checks automatically, based on information from their 2007 tax return. So far, the IRS has sent out 76.5 million payments worth $63.8 billion.
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Bull! I worked all last year, my husband gets a pension and his VA disability and we have a daughter in college. Do you know what we got? $600. That's it. They said we didn't make enough money for more than that. We thought we'd get $1,500 like the media keeps reporting but we ended up short by $900! I mean it's bad enough I do this work for free but when I've been out of a job that pays since January and did not get unemployment because I worked for a church, that much money really hurt us. When I keep reading the IRS wants to pay out more it's like rubbing salt into the wound. If you are due money, please fill out the forms and get it.