Last week, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it had targeted about 400 identity thieves across the country. The thieves were using stolen Social Security numbers to file false tax returns and then claim the refunds.
Alice Scanlon has been keeping tabs on every single tax she has paid over the course of the last year. This includes regular state and federal taxes on top of taxes at the pump and the fees we all pay on our cellphones. Heck, she even kept up on alcohol taxes she has paid for drinks.