Footnotes: Guy With IRS Agent Fantasy Returns; Airbnb Now, Tax Later; Dick Speaks | 04.16.14

NY AG subpoenas high-frequency traders: Source [CNBC]

JDA's favorite Fedhead says Texas is in need of skilled workers “We are seeing shortages of labor” for jobs in technology, engineering, auditing and among truck drivers, Fisher said in a speech in Austin. “We are seeing a skills mismatch around the country,” he said. Both U.S. schools and immigration policy “are not meeting our needs,” he said. [BBW]

Americans for Tax Reform has seven reasons you don't want the IRS doing your taxes [ATR]

Accounting Fraud Is Still Widespread Among Chinese Companies [Forbes]

Uncovered IRS emails show Lerner talked with DOJ about pursuing 'political' groups Newly uncovered emails show Lois Lerner, the key figure in the IRS scandal, was talking with the Justice Department about going after groups seeking tax-exempt status, just days before she publicly acknowledged the agency was targeting Tea Party and other organizations. The emails, obtained by Judicial Watch and first reported by, are another indication the targeting may have stretched deeper into the Obama administration. Lerner, the director of the agency’s Exempt Organizations division before retiring last year, initially said the targeting was limited to agents working in the IRS’ Cincinnati field office. [FOX]

Do you all recall the Oregon man who claims he was seduced by an IRS agent? Well he's back, and he still feels like a cheap whore An Oregon man who claims he was seduced by an IRS agent and just as quickly abandoned during an audit that left him owning $69,000 wants to sue the U.S. government. Vincent Burroughs has already had one case against agent Dora Abrahamson and the federal government dropped. Now he's appealing and says the IRS must be held accountable for his feeling 'like a cheap wh***.' [Daily Mail]

Bank of America's mortgage troubles are a drag [Reuters]

It takes 2.6 billion hours for America to file its taxes [The Hill]

This happened [Twitter]

You May Not Have Paid the Right Taxes for Airbnb [Valleywag]

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