IRS Star Trek: Watch $50K Parody Video That Sparked Apology From Tax Agency [VIDEO]

By iScienceTimes Staff on June 6, 2013 5:38 PM EDT

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Screenshot from the $50,000 IRS Star Trek parody video. (Photo: YouTube/Screenshot)

The IRS Star Trek parody video has sparked a number of controversial statements about the tax agency. According to AP, the tax agency spent about $50,000 on a training video that parodied "Star Trek."

The IRS appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday to apologize for the IRS "Star Trek" video, among other things. Faris Fink, who heads a 24,000-employee division of the IRS, said before Congress that the IRS now recognizes that the spending was extravagant.

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The subject of the hearing was a 2010 conference held in Anaheim, Calif., where the IRS spent upwards of $4.1 million on a lavish training conference for its employees. Among the tax agency's splurges was an IRS "Star Trek" parody video in which IRS officials played the roles of "Star Trek" characters who are tracking down identify thieves and money launderers.

Watch the IRS "Star Trek" parody video here:

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