Article Date:
June 2009


Word Count:
138

 

 

More 1099s, Audits, and Enforcement


On March 4, 2009, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the Senate Finance Committee that1

 

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the solution to the tax gap is better reporting and enforcement;

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fifty-two percent of rental real estate owners misreported their rental income in 2001 (the subject year of the relevant study) by a net $12.4 billion;

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the new enhanced reporting requirements would recover $4 billion over 10 years; and

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he would keep his pledge to shut down offshore tax havens to save the government $210 billion over 10 years.

 

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