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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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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
thehill.com
"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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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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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 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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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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IRS to lose tax collectors, do fewer audits in 2015
www.usatoday.com
Budget cuts could also mean delayed refunds, poor customer service, IRS commissioner warns [...]
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House Republicans take year-end swing at IRS
www.worldmag.com
WASHINGTON - House GOP investigators blasted a "culture of bias" at the Internal Revenue Service in their final 2014 report on the agency's targeting of conservative groups. [...]
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House Report Reveals Current Status of IRS Investigation
www.thenewamerican.com
The IRS has been reeling from the scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups, and a new report is sure to intensify the agency’s growing problems. [...]
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$2.5 Billion Dollars Stolen From Americans By Whom? The Answer Might Shock You…
www.dollarvigilante.com
The criminals in federal and local government will steal your money, even if you're a law-abiding citizen. Don't believe it? Just ask Carole Hinders (and 62,000 others), who has run a "modest" cash-only Mexican restaurant for many years. Last year two IRS agents came to her home to inform her they had stolen $33,000 from her, because she deposited less than $10,000 at a time, which the IRS viewed as an attempt to not trigger government reporting by her bank. She thought she was just doing everyb [...]
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Federal judge tosses tea party suit seeking permanent protection from IRS targeting
www.washingtontimes.com
A federal court shot down a tea party group’s effort to permanently bar the Internal Revenue Service from targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny, issuing a ruling Thursday that says the tax agency has taken enough steps to correct the problem. [...]
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Lois Lerner’s Neighbor Refuses to Let Her In
americasnextpresident.com
Recently Jason Mattera tried to ask Lois Lerner a few questions regarding her targeting of conservative groups and where the "missing" email might be. Much to my surprise, she said she just wanted to be left alone and asked her neighbor to let her in for "just a moment." The Mrs. of the home refused, and about that time the Mr. of the home showed up, whereupon he told her (Lois Lerner) and Jason Mattera, "I don't want her in my home." She repeatedly refused to answer questions about the [...]
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BOLO = Be On the Lookout, in IRS speak!
www.washingtonpost.com
We all know that just about each and every job or profession has it's own language and/or catchphrases. In some government jobs, and in particular, the IRS, one of those phrases is "BOLO." It means Be On the Lookout. January 25, 2012 the directive to BOLO “Political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding government, educating on the constitution and bill of rights, social economic reform/movement”! Really, would you have imagined someone in the United States being "ta [...]
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