The great thing about election time is that people talk about
the issues and give some thought to what matters most. Whether
your passion is a concern for a strong national defense,
cleaner air and water, alternative energy, social reform,
abortion and family planning, the economy, aid to foreign
countries, mortgage lending, the cost of gasoline, college
funding, health care, or simply the cost of a loaf of bread,
there is something for everyone to discuss and, in many cases, argue.
Here at AccountingWEB we try to stay out of the arguments and
stick to the tax and accounting news, but as the election
approaches, there are still some tax controversies to discuss.
This week we feature information about the candidate's tax
returns, since people seem to think that has an impact on how
well a president can lead the country. And for those who are
interested in how taxes might change under a new leader, The
Americans for Tax Reform Web site has published a comparison chart.
Gail Perry, CPA
Former IRS agent sentenced in snooping case
Earlier this year, Christopher Supple, 40, of Bridgeport, CN,
an Internal Revenue Service officer, was accused of using a
computer in 2002 to access tax information regarding a personal
acquaintance. Supple pleaded guilty before United States
Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford, CN to one count
of unauthorized access to a government computer.
Cindy McCain releases tax returns
After months of pressure, Cindy McCain, wife of republican
presidential nominee John McCain, released the summary pages of
her 2006 and 2007 federal income tax returns for public
scrutiny. This information is now available on the McCain
campaign's Web site.