Tell the IRS to Provide Taxpayers With a Receipt!
  • Petitioned Nina E. Olson

This petition was delivered to:

National Taxpayer Advocate
Nina E. Olson
Chief, IRS Communications
Frank Keith

Tell the IRS to Provide Taxpayers With a Receipt!

    1. Josie Raymond
    2. Petition by

      Josie Raymond

      Brooklyn, NY

The idea of a taxpayer receipt has been around for years, but the IRS still doesn't provide one. Experts say it wouldn't be difficult or costly to produce, so what's the hold-up?

Depending on who you listen to, you might think the largest chunk of your tax dollars goes to military spending, foreign aid or welfare payments. It's none of those. The largest portion goes to Social Security, followed by Medicare and Medicaid. Then comes interest on the national debt, combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and military pay and benefits.

Things get more interesting the less money is involved. Some programs that are vital to this country's future don't cost much, relative to the big-ticket items, so why are they always under attack? The median taxpayer contributes less than $100 a year for K-12 education, Pell Grants for low-income college students, Head Start programs and public housing.

When we see what costs too much, and what costs too little, we can be better informed voters and citizens. Tell the IRS to start providing itemized receipts to taxpayers!

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Thanks for Paying Your Taxes. Would You Like a Receipt?

      Josie Raymond
      Petition Organizer

      It's one of those solutions that makes so much sense it'll never be implemented. Why not provide receipts with tax returns so Americans can see just where their tax dollars are going? Chances are, some priorities would change.
      The idea (this time)...


    Reasons for signing

    • Norbert Scholz PALM COAST, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      The predatory Internal Revenue Service,

      which by the way,

      is NOT a Government Agency,

      is stealing part of my legally earned

      money without my consent,

      as there is no legal obligation for me

      to comply with this Ponzi Scheme!

      They use Mafia-Style tactics...

      like -Protection Rackets-

      "File and pay up,

      or else we'll take all you've got!"

    • Jimmy Council LAKE PLACID, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      Because the FED has gone on for to long deflating our economy and having NO accountability for it.

    • Shawn Stogner SAINT MARYS, GA
      • about 3 years ago

      lol you don't really think the government, military and so forth want you to know what they actually spend the money on and how much things if that happened you would see how they allow themselves(us the people) get ripped off. how they waste the money, which is why the budget will never get any better but only bigger and bigger.

    • sarah kelly ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • about 3 years ago

      too much is unconsidered, because too much is unknown.........

    • Thomas Jacobs ALTOONA, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      It is time that we sent a message to Congress, wall street and the big banks, NO MORE!


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