IRS Refuses Dollars, Demands Tax Payments in Euros, Gold and Swiss Francs

Written by Felix Minderbinder

Sunday, 16 March 2008

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WASHINGTON (FMLiveWire) - The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has begun refusing payment of taxes by American taxpayers in US dollars, and now insists on payment in Euros, gold or Swiss francs.

"We are alarmed by the steady erosion in the value of the US dollar under the Administration of George Bush," stated the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Linda Lunchbucket.

"Thus we no longer accept that greenback toilet paper and insist that taxpayers give us real money like gold coins and bars, or Euros and Swiss Francs."

The abrupt IRS refusal of US dollars has caused confusion and consternation among taxpayers, who rushed to buy gold and foreign currencies in order to pay their tax obligations.

The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and in 2004 the IRS collected more than $2 trillion in revenue and processed more than 224 million tax returns.

Lunchbucket explained how the IRS carries out the responsibilities of the secretary of the Treasury under section 7801 of the Internal Revenue Code.

"The IRS collects fantastic taxes from the impoverished middle class and gives tax breaks as passed by Congress to rich Republicans and their corporations," she stated.

"We still have a helluva lotta almost worthless US dollars though so we shall continue to pay taxpayers dollars in their refunds," she added.

-Copyright Felix Minderbinder Live Wire

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