IRS Seeks To Shame People Into Paying Taxes

The IRS is seeking to "shame" people into

paying their taxes and are listing delinquent United States citizens on State

owned web sites.

At least 13 states are using the tactic, which

some states are branding an effective tax tool.

Georgia’s web site boasts two celebrities, the

estate of Tupac Shakur, which owes $85,260 and the estate of Lisa "Left

Eye Lopes" which owes almost $550,000.

"We’re trying to shame people," Danny

Brazell of the South Carolina Department of Revenue told the AP. "To have

your neighbors be able to see your debt, that would be embarrassing of course,

and that’s the whole idea."

Governments used to post debtors’ names in town

squares or newspapers and

The public humiliation tactic isn’t new, just in a new forum.

Governments used to post debtors’ names in town

squares or newspapers and since turning to the net, claim the tactic is even

more successful.

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