Bad blood: Jimmy Patronis claims ‘deep state’ targets Taylor Swift fans
Taylor Swift is among musicians who have expressed outrage following the death of George Floyd.

Taylor Swift
'I don’t think that’s the federal government's job.'

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. And the deep state is gonna deep state, state, state, state, state.

That’s the take of Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who has quickly taken the side of so-called Swifties in what is an apparent battle against the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS expects that income of $600 or more is reported, which could of course include resold concert tickets.

“Just when you thought Washington couldn’t further intrude into the lives of Americans more, the deep state has found yet another way to screw over honest, hard-working taxpayers by digging deeper into your wallets. The (Joe) Biden administration’s new ‘Taylor Tax’ on Taylor Swift fans who choose to resell their tickets are now at risk of being audited by the IRS,” Patronis noted.

Talk about “Bad blood!” But in a clear case of “Look what you made me do,” Patronis wasn’t ready to drop the mic.

“If Swifties bought tickets and made a profit of over $600 from their resell, you can bet that the IRS will expect you to report that profit to them. While Biden said he wants to go after millionaires and billionaires, turns out he wants to go after moms and dads who can’t attend Taylor Swift concerts,” the CFO added.

Indeed, Patronis isn’t depicting a “Love story” between Swifties and the revenuers.

“I’m sorry, but I don’t think that’s the federal government’s job, and I sure don’t want Uncle Sam knocking on my door. Taylor Swift is her own economic development engine and has done more good for the economy than Joe Biden ever will. In this economy, people do everything they can to afford record-high inflation. If for some unforeseen circumstance occurs and you have to resell your concert tickets, you should be able to do so without any repercussions.”

One thing’s for sure: when it comes to the CFO and the IRS, they are never, ever, ever getting back together.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Qanon Con

    September 27, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    wah wah wah another grifting Qanon doesn’t want to pay taxes.

    Anti military and LEO Qristian wonders where his protection is?

    • Earl Pitts "Presudent of The Tater Smith Fan Club" American

      September 28, 2023 at 8:58 pm

      Q Man I dont even think you are a real fan of this “Hottie Influncer”, Tater Smith, and are just trying to make some weird Dook 4 Brains Lefty comment that nobody even understands.
      You should be more respectfull to the beautiful Tater Smith and be aware that I am President of The Tater Smith Fan Club.
      You need to show some respect if you are trying to get free tickits to the next Tater Smith concert.
      Earl Pitts Tater’s Manager American

  • PeterH

    September 27, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    I think it is highly doubtful that an individual who has bought four concert tickets and decides to resell them because one of the four concert attendee members is suddenly ill ….. no one in this scenario is will be apprehended by the IRS for tax evasion.

    Americans need to understand that there is $1 trillion annually in blatant fraudulent tax evasion. When tax scammers are left to their grift ….. someone needs to make up the difference. America’s bills must be paid.

    • MH/Duuuval

      September 28, 2023 at 9:08 pm

      The tax man is the MAGgots nemesis. Biden has pledged not to focus on the small fry, as Trump’s IRS did.

  • Tom Palmer

    September 27, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    Scalping is ill-gotten income.GOP comforts tax cheats.

  • Marvin M.

    September 27, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    I’m more than a little confused about why our CFO is so (apparently) outraged. I have been self-employed for pretty much all my life, and the $600 threshold for 1099 reporting by a company to the service or sales provider in any one given tax year has been standard for decades. I am more concerned to find out these e-commerce companies haven’t been required to do so until now!
    Whether there is a 1099 reporting requirement or not, the IRS expects persons to declare ALL of their income (remembering that income and profit are not the same thing, and in the end, you pay tax on profit), and the CFO of a state should understand that.
    I have to declare all my cash gig income – which is way over $600/year but not necessarily $600 or more from any one venue. It really doesn’t make any difference if I make it from gigs (services) or sales (tickets). I’m expected to pay taxes on my profit, why would not ticket sellers be expected to pay taxes on their profit?

  • IRS

    September 27, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    Another effort to shift the focus from the FRAUD conviction of TRUMP. Keep talking idiots.

  • Debra Hughes

    September 27, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    Where do they get these people? Who in their right mind would report that “income”?

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 27, 2023 at 8:47 pm

      an honest person would. the previous 5 posters all agreed that a law is a law and a dept is a debt. do you disagree? the whole issue is probably a maga decoy, maybe not.

      • Debra Hughes

        September 28, 2023 at 8:21 am

        I believe the average person selling real Taylor Swift tickets would not think about reporting it as income. This might come down to Taylor stopping resales of the tickets. I also believe that a person should be honest but it boggles the mind why a State of Florida CFO would have this much free time on his hands.

        • Rick Whitaker

          September 28, 2023 at 11:13 am

          so you are saying the ” average person ” is unaware of the law or just don’t care? trump would be in the, i don’t care column . tax cheats have their reasons for cheating. i pay mine. i wouldn’t pay that much for a ticket anyway. i think the maga desantistan CFO hates that swift is helping register young, mostly dem voters.

          • Debra Hughes

            September 28, 2023 at 2:26 pm

            I am saying that the average person is not going to have that many tickets to sell. Remember when they stopped people from selling football tickets? If these people are buying up enough tickets to make $600 they are not hard working people. They are scalpers.

  • SteveHC

    September 28, 2023 at 6:31 am

    Patronis believes that scalpers reselling tickets at a $600+per ticket profit without declaring that profit as income are “honest, hard-working taxpayers”? What universe does this bizarro live in???

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 28, 2023 at 11:16 am

      macca world,,,, make america christian confederacy again

  • Simmy Lumpkin

    September 28, 2023 at 9:39 pm

    I thank you for standing up for Tater Mr. Pitts.
    I used to date Tater back in high school and am raising our little daughter tater chip by myself. But we are OK Mr. Pitts. Please tell Tater me and little Tater Chip still love her and she can come home anytime. Tell her she dont have to call. Little Tater Chip misses her and I would like to spend some husbandly time with my wife mate.
    Thanks Mr. Pitts,

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 29, 2023 at 2:30 am

      billy boy, shame on you. put back that unfunny lame character in the closet.

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