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The IRS Star Trek Parody that American Taxpayers Spent Over $50,167 to Make

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On May 31, theĀ Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration produced an IRS audit. Among other excesses, the audit highlights a 4.1 million dollar conference, “primarily paid through unused funding originally intended for hiring enforcement employees.”

IRS Audit

During the audit, investigators found that at least $50,167 was spent on the conference for videos. That sum was at least partially devoted to a Star Trek parody designed to complement the theme of the conference: “Leading Into the Future.”

The auditors were able to discover a few string things about the video:

  • A set for the short film was built in Maryland at a cost of $2,400
  • The IRS “actors” spent roughly 52 hours making the film
  • The actors were paid at least $50/hour for their time on set totaling at least $3,100 in staff time for the whole production.
  • No receipts were found detailing fees, for script, lighting, costumes (it appears they were purchased privately) or hair and make-up.
  • The figures for both movies (read on) do not include pay for time expended “by executives and managers when filming.”

The Audit also found that the IRS had invested in a dance video called the “SB/SE Shuffle” (see below).

The audit estimates that “SB/SE Shuffle” cost at least $1,591.

All of this information pertains to expenditures at one conference. The audit found that between 2010 and 2012 there were 225 conferences costing a total of $48,631,799.

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Bonus, the following is an IRS Gilligan’s Island parody that was not included in the recent audit.

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