The author says: It does not appear that the situation you described would qualify as deductible alimony. For instance, payment isn't being made under a divorce or separation agreement.
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They did the algorithm, we publish the results. In the end, it's all math!(figured you'd like that). Keep being you!
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We get an update on this list every year, this one is from 8 years ago
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I just read Ms. Sheridan’s article on the woes of IRS CI being down on resources – it was sent to all IRS CI employees as part of our daily briefings. Another article bemoaning how IRS CI is understaffed.
Mr. Fort seems to do this frequently. Yet his decision making skills should be questioned as he is forcing out agents to quit and leave IRS CI.
Mr. Fort does not think hearing aids can be worn by agents, even if it is only on one ear.
Yes resources have been limited at IRS CI, but if I was in Congress I would also question some of the reasons why IRS CI agents are being forced out and are leaving for other agencies.
There have been about 25 of more agents that have been forced of IRS CI because of the strict hearing ability requirements. What is even more alarming, is that younger agents are leaving to other federal agencies because they feel that they may not meet the hearing requirements in the future. In the Oakland Field Office almost 10% of the field agents left last year for other agencies.
Maybe next time Ms. Sheridan can ask Don Fort about why IRS CI has such strict hearing requirements compared to HSI, FBI, or other Treasury agencies (SIGTARP or TIGTA). IRS CI is known as accountants with badges that doesn’t have a SWAT or elite enforcement teams.
There currently isn’t even a physical fitness requirement. However, you better have good hearing without a hearing aid – because hearing aids are forbidden. Meanwhile corrective lenses are allowed and vision is not questioned.
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