:Thanks: I am new to this forum, well forums of all types. But I champion a few causes which I believe affect us all in these times...
First, my income tax company is appealing to more Americans to take a look at the largest income tax refund effort in IRS history that was available on the 2006 tax return. The IRS is holding a refund for many taxpayers on the now unlawful telephone excise tax on long distance telephone calls, which would include those made on cell phones, land phones and those over the internet. See www.irs.gov.
Far too many African Americans and Hispanics are unaware of this tax refund. Far more received only the excise tax credit when refund of actual charges wld have been a better option resulting in a larger refund. The IRS says 10 million taxpayers did not get a credit or refund of the now unlawful tax. In some cases, even deceased taxpayers who lived between 2003 and 2006, the period covered by the court order to discontinue this tax, would be owed a refund.
With the 2008 tax filing season just ahead,with the price of gas, food, Americans losing their jobs to other countries, on and on, can we afford to let these funds not be lawfully claimed? Our 2007 tax season helped many retired, seniors, disabled, dependents claimed by other taxpayers, and others who had phones but otherwise have no reason to do business with the IRS. See their site or your professional preparer or us. Also see my comments elsewhere on this forum.
Second, there is current legislation before the U.S. Senate, as the result of the bill Rep. Artur Davis(D-AL) introduced and had successfully passed in the House of Representatives to reopen the claim by the Black farmers in their lawsuit against the USDA. The 1997 settlement of that suit by the Department of Agriculture represents the largest civil rights monetary award in U.S. HISTORY!!!
The White House is threatening to veto this bill if it passes the senate. Intense debate has been underway since the bill left the house in October 2007. I ask all Americans who are for peace, justice and equity to join me in urging the Congress, your local civil rights organizations and President Bush to support this bill so that the black farmers who were so cruelly discriminated against can have their Day In Court.
Besides Rep Davis(D-AL), Pres. Candidate Obama(D-Il), as well as Senator Clinton(D-NY) along with others, support this bill. Join me in these crusades. It would be real nice to know that I can tell the Black Farmers in our area that it is the many that are with them, not the few. ,