Is this even the least bit Constitutional? You might ask.
Don’t you wish we had Bush snoops who wanted to know about your library card activity. Remewmber how hotted up the media got over that one. And now snooze.
As the Obama cracks down on the bitter clingers.
It starts in England, as mostly over seas backs are first up. Ought to make a good Fifth Amendment case here.
Credit reference agencies will cross-check details of the income people declare on their tax returns against their spending patterns to identify “high” and “medium” risks of both illegal and legal tax avoidance.
People identified to HM Revenue and Customs will then be subject to more detailed investigations. About two million people are expected to be scrutinised under the programme, which may lead to privacy concerns.
HMRC will today unveil the “successful” results of a pilot programme involving about 20,000 people which will now be extended nationally.
Many of those who are expected to be identified are likely to be self-employed workers who have under-declared their income to the authorities.
However, those who have benefited from secret windfalls – such as an inheritance or a bonus – and people with secret offshore accounts could also be highlighted.
Looks like the cash economy is ahead… I have already started, you can’t imagine the discounts you get with the lack of paper ….