Who are you? This question is answered in the opening of all the tax forms. Without going any deeper into the form let's look at just a few questions we can ask and answer.
- How many people live in your home?
- What are their names, ages, genders, and SSN's?
- How long have they lived with you?
- How long have you been married?
Pretty scary huh? It almost makes the census obsolete. And since the IRS holds your information a minimum of seven years...
If anyone other than the IRS asks you can tell them to go to the devil. After all this is America right? Don't we have a reasonable expectation of privacy? Isn't invasion of privacy considered to be anti-American? Sure, as long as we don't try to apply that standard for the government.
Based on the (required by law) truthful answers you provide you can also answer these questions.
- How many income producing sources do you personally have?
- How many income producing sources does your household have?
- Do you or any members of your household have health insurance? If yes, how much does it cost?
- Regardless of your health insurance situation; Does any member of your family have a recurring medical issue?
- Did you or your spouse change jobs? Get a raise? How is your business faring in these times?
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