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POSTAGE

TOPIC: POSTAGE ...We use UPS to do a lot of shipping every day. Why do we not use the USPS instead? It would be cheaper especially with the one price shipping boxes. it would help the USPS which is struggling financially. The government would retain their money instead of giving it to a third party company. USPS now has the ability to track packages which used to be an advantage that UPS had. I am quite sure this... more »

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Halt Bogus Refunds

Last year alone, the Internal Revenue Service received over a trillion dollars in claims for refunds from bogus tax returns filed. Unfortunately, the Service issued millions of dollars in refunds based on false withholding credits that originated from Forms 1099-OID and other schemes. These refunds were issued electronically. As a Special Agent in the Criminal Division, I currently have a criminal case pending on one... more »

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Window Films

We all know that in many instances the costs of heating and cooling a building/home is the biggest component of our utility expenses. (Per the California Energy Commission, 30% of a structure’s cooling requirements are due to solar energy entering through glass)
Now consider that many gov't offices are located in buildings/structures that were built years ago under previous building code/standards.
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IRS.gov Taxpayer eAccount

I suggest that all Taxpayers should have an IRS.gov eAccount. Taxpayers will be able to see a history of letters sent to them by the IRS, and refund information. Also the Taxpayers will be able to change their postal address and submit payments with their credit cards or bank accounts. This is a Facebook/Twitter/eMail generation. The IRS will saved milions of dolars in postage by giving acces to current and previous letters... more »

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Reducing Emission

I suggest you...move to a 4/10 work week. Four days a week 10 hours a day. This may save money associated with building operation cost and reduce the emissions created by commuters.

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Solar Power

I work in the IRS Campus in Holtsville, NY. There are about 3000 employees in four attached buildings with flat roofs. If we were to convert to Solar Power, not only would it save millions of dollars and help the environment, it may actually generate revenue because of the vast area exposed to sun. The govt, state and local agengies all have financial incentives including the town of Brookhaven which is eliminating the... more »

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Change to a Four day 10 hour work week

I suggest having government employees work four 10 hour days if possible and shut down the buildings for three days thus saving the electricity on those days. I think that it would also be helpful to the public because a lot of people work 9-5 jobs and have to take leave from work if they have business with the government.

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Use lower cost ammunition for weapons qualification and practice.

Many government agencies with law enforcement authority are required to have their employees qualify with their weapons on a regular basis.  Many use their regular "duty ammunition" for these qualification sessions.  The duty amminition is normally top of the line self defense ammunition with top of the line prices.  Ammunition manufacturers produce a wide variety of "practice ammunition" that is ballisticaly equivalent... more »

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Holding Companies responsible for not verifiying SSN numbers of employees

I suggest that companies be held liable for not verifing their employees valid Social Security Numbers. Individuals that are stealing other people's
social Security Numbers and workiing under them are either also filing fraudenlt tax returns and getting substational refunds -- then when the real person calls to find out why their refunds are on hold the Government then has to write off the original refund that went... more »

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All Government Cafeteria's or Food Establishments Display Nutrition Facts

For some years now the country has been on a Health Food kick however, you can go to any Government Cafeteria or Food Establishment within the Government and not know the nutrition facts of the food they’ve prepared and serving. I’m suggesting that All Government Cafeterias, Food Establishments operating within the Government facilities should display nutrition facts and information i.e., calories in food, sodium intake,... more »

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$84,000/yr IS Collectible

The IRS currently allows taxpayers who owe taxes to be deemed "uncollectible" if their AGI is $84,000. If you make $84,000/year, you should be able to pay something, instead of getting a "free pass."

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