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I currently serve in the Armed Forces. My boss started his tour here in California in 2014. While you are stationed within the United States, you do not owe the state you currently reside in any state income taxes, only the state from which you joined. Today he traveled to get lunch and upon swiping his card, it was declined. He opened his account and every single one of his accounts, (Checking, savings, and children's) all read "$0.00". He called his bank asking if they were having a glitch or a system error. But low and behold they said that the state of California has a Court Order for failure to pay state income taxes since 2014. He calls the IRS here in California, tells them he is Active Duty in the Armed Forces. They apologize for the mis-understanding, but say that they need his government orders from 2014 to prove he had to go to California for his tour. No one in the military holds onto 8 year old government order papers. Yet alone 1 year old.  They try and re-assure my boss that once he can find a copy of these records and fax it to them they will take 14 days to correct this issue and send his money back to his accounts. He 5 kids and a wife, $0 to his name for the next 14 days. I explained to him just how bitcoin cold storage works, and the ability it has to never let something like this happen again to him and his family for any circumstance. He will be buying a cold storage wallet for some of his savings, and I taught him how to properly store your private keys. The IRS can take all the money in your bank without you even knowing, screw up , then take 2 weeks to reimburse your money. Time to be your own damn bank.
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In the meanwhile, your boss needs to call the offices of his senators and representatives.  They'll have eager-to-help staff.  Best wishes to him.
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fucking bullshit. that really sucks but at least they will fix the issue, good on you for orange pilling him.
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All your dollars are property of the state, that they let you use till they like it.
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Sounds like you and your boss just learned a valuable lesson about keeping hard copies of your orders.
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Damn USA is a country I'll actively avoid for living and working. You're such orwellian! Italy is kinda copying you....


Btw nice advrtisement for BTC IRS...
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You may have to prove the source of funds in certain jurisdictions and with certain parties to use the bearer asset for lager expenses but indeed a lot more options especially internationally than banks keeping money in custody.
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The IRS cannot accomplish anything in 14 days. Definitely tell him to get his state representatives office involved, as others have mentioned.
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Hah, I made a similar post a couple of days ago about a frind of mine who lost €10.000 because the tax authority froze his accounts by mistake. I was told I live in a third world country and this could *never* happen in the US lol.
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This type of bullshit, civil forfeiture, and the like, are some of the reasons I made the decision to take back my financial sovereignty.  Good job sharing the information with your boss.
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It is wild that they would seize his assets before even sending a letter or making a phone call. Where I live, you'd have to actively dodge the tax man for several years before you'd be at risk of them freezing your accounts. Unless you spent the better part of a decade in a coma, there's no way it'd take you by surprise.
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