Did you hear what the IRS just said? They intend to go after tax cheats by easing up on their audits of us ordinary folk and concentrating on the wealthy taxpayers that they suspect are hiding income from their businesses. Aha! And, what's that supposed to mean? Are they now going to crack down on all those abusive tax schemes, tax shelters, offshore accounts, and the like? Does that mean I have to extract the $4.95 I have in an unnamed Swiss bank account?

According to Charles Rossotti, the IRS czar, this new policy is to "protect the crown jewel, which is the fairness and faith the honest taxpayer has in the system." Excuse me. We now have crown jewels?

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