IRS Spends $60,000 in Taxpayer Money for Star Trek Parody

March 25, 2013

CBS News recently reported that the Internal Revenue Service spent $60,000 to record two videos that the IRS claims were for training purposes. After the IRS refused to turn over the video’s to Congress, CBS filed a Freedom of Information request to receive copies of the videos. The IRS stands behind the videos they produce, claiming in a statement, “The space parody video from 2010 is not reflective of overall IRS video efforts, which provide critical information to taxpayers and cost-effective employee training critical to running the nation’s tax system. In addition, the IRS has instituted tough new standards for videos to prevent situations similar to the 2010 video.”

The full article from CBS News can be seen here.