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IRS to hire hundreds of new enforcement employees
thehill.com
It's the first signficant enforcement hiring by the IRS in more than five years. [...]
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I.R.S. Fights Back Against House Republicans’ Attacks
www.nytimes.com
A measure passed Thursday barring bonuses until customer service improves was just one of six anti-I.R.S. measures the House approved this week. [...]
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Did the IRS Hang Up on You? You’re More Likely to Get Through This Year
www.wsj.com
Thanks to an additional $290 million approved by Congress for taxpayer services, the IRS is hiring up to 1,000 people, said Commissioner John Koskinen, who hopes to reduce disconnects and wait time on its help line. [...]
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DOJ ends investigation of Lois Lerner without bringing charges
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"Poor management is not a crime," said a Justice Department official. The Justice Department is declining to bring charges against Lois Lerner, the former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official accused of targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups. [...]
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Lois Lerner’s lost IRS email shows agency tried to block congressional scrutiny: watchdog
www.washingtontimes.com
The IRS sent one of its intrusive scrutiny letters to a nonprofit group in order to throw up a smokescreen and prevent the group from complaining to Congress about poor treatment, according to one of Lois G. Lerner’s apparently lost emails, which were recovered by auditors and released by an interest group Tuesday. [...]
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The IRS Will Close This Tax Loophole — Unless Wall Street Gets Its Way
www.prospect.org
Hedge fund managers are fighting to keep little-known tax cheat that saves them hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars. [...]
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The Report  Internal report finds no evidence IRS employees told to destroy information
www.usnews.com
Investigators found no evidence that IRS employees were told to destroy or hide information from Congress, the Justice Department or an inspector general in the probe of erased emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal, according to an internal report released late Thursday. [...]
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Americas Next President Hopefuls
americasnextpresident.com
Hi and thank you for spending a bit of your time with us today. We are starting a series to take a look at all of the folks who have thrown their hat into the ring to become Americas Next President. First up, we'll have Rand Paul explain his stance on taxes in America.   Here is a video from Rand, with his idea of a Fair and Flat tax, both on Corporations and Individuals. Enjoy the video and be sure to leave a comment below, let us know what you think. [...]
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IRS believes identity thieves from Russia
www.dailyprogress.com
IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press. [...]
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Americans Living Abroad Set Record for Giving Up Citizenship
www.bloomberg.com
More Americans living outside the U.S. gave up their citizenship in the first quarter of 2015 than ever before, according to data released Thursday by the IRS. [...]
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IRS $20 Million Response To Latest Pile of Lois Lerner Emails Is Worrisome
www.forbes.com
After all the dog ate my homework excuses from the IRS and Justice Department, 6400 more 'lost' emails are recovered. And the IRS warns us how expensive it is to reveal things, suggesting we never should ask. [...]
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IRS Funding Battles Turn Ugly
www.forbes.com
In 14 pages the newly released House Ways and Means Committee majority staff report blisters the IRS for treating taxpayers like dirt. [...]
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Who wrote the ‘IRS code’? Hint: It wasn’t the Internal Revenue Service
www.washingtonpost.com
Reader responses reminded us that commonly used political jargon can have powerful implications. [...]
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IRS says budget cuts will not require furloughs after all
www.usnews.com
The IRS says budget cuts will not require the tax agency to shut down for two days after all. Koskinen had warned in January that spending reductions could force a temporary shutdown later this year, resulting in unpaid furloughs for employees and service cuts for taxpayers. [...]
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Incorrect tax forms sent to 800,000 U.S. health exchange enrollees
www.reuters.com
The Obama administration said on Friday that 800,000 people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act received incorrect tax forms and should wait to receive new ones before filing their taxes. [...]
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