— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) May 21, 2013
The investigation into the IRS continues on May 21/13 (Senate) and May 22/13 (House). This is basically a continuation of what started on Friday May 17/13. What was interesting was that the hearing generated a whole Twitter discussion with the hashtag #IRS. Former Commissioner Douglas Shulman is apparently testifying on May 21 before the Senate and on May 22 before the House. As you know it is been hard to get anybody to focus on the issues surrounding the voluntary disclosure programs. Twitter can be the weapon of choice to get this injustice in front of a lot of Americans who probably have little awareness of all this (which I suspect is a lot of people).
In any event, get yourself a Twitter account. Learn how to tweet with the #IRS hashtag. If you want to direct your tweet to somebody in particular you do so with the @ sign.
“@YourVoiceAtIRS thanks for recognizing #IRS penalty abuse in #OVDP Just one more example of #IRS overreach”
“@ACAVoice thanks for supporting #americansabroad in your tireless question for Residence based taxation”
People will following tweets with the #IRS tag. Let’s get this story in front of mainstream America.
Here (courtesy of NobleDreamer16 is a list of possible recipients of tweets:
Twitterites- how about a tweet blast to the members of the Oversight Committee who Shulman will face on Wednesday? (And maybe a few others as well….)
@RepMaloney (Carolyn, as in friend of expats)