04/03/14 05:36 PM
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04/03/14 04:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee has scheduled a contempt vote for next week on a former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy. Lois Lerner directed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/03/14 02:09 PM
A Republican-led House panel will decide next week whether a former top IRS official should be held in contempt of Congress. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a vote April 10 to decide whether to find Lois Lerner in contempt. Lerner served as the D.C.-based IRS...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/02/14 05:01 PM
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., argued Wednesday that the Supreme Court's latest campaign finance decision makes the threat of an IRS investigation into 501(c)(4) groups less of a deterrent to Tea Party donors. Schumer discussed "the damage" of the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission...
03/31/14 02:05 PM
Bruning LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning issued a consumer alert on Thursday warning Nebraskans to be aware of a fake Internal Revenue Service call scam targeting state residents. The scam occurs when callers impersonate IRS agents and demand...
By Washington Examiner | 03/27/14 11:51 AM
This may come as a shock to Lois Lerner, but the House of Representatives has the authority to jail her unless she changes her mind about refusing to answer questions about her role in the IRS scandal. Essentially, what is required for that to happen is for a House majority to vote for a motion...
03/27/14 07:57 PM
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned consumers Wednesday about a fake Internal Revenue Service call scam sweeping the country. Ferguson As part of the scam — the largest of its kind, according to Ferguson’s office — callers impersonate...
By Paul Bedard | 03/27/14 11:39 AM
The administration is confusing and frustrating businesses and lawmakers with new Obamacare regulations that define full-time as working just 30 hours, but sometimes rely on the traditional 40-hour week and even a new and unheard of standard of 35 hours in guidance to employers facing a maze of...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/27/14 09:13 AM
Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform weren't happy yesterday when IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said it may take "years" to copy Lois Lerner's emails.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/26/14 04:09 PM
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a House panel that Congressional investigators can try to hold him in contempt over the Tea Party targeting scandal whenever they think that they can make the charge stick, something he thinks is unlikely. The topic came up when Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.,...
By Steve Doty | 03/26/14 12:25 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and House Republicans on Wednesday demanded that the IRS release all of Lois Lerner's emails in an attempt to see what the former IRS official knew about the agency's targeting of conservative organizations.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/26/14 12:04 PM
Years will pass before congressional investigators can review all of the documents pertaining to the inappropriate targeting of Tea Party groups, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told a House panel Wednesday.
By Ashe Schow | 03/26/14 10:43 AM
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (yes, even Dogecoin) will now be taxed the same as any other property, according to new IRS guidance. The IRS guidance begins by seemingly accepting that cryptocurrencies are a form of currency, but notes that they are not officially recognized....
By Associated Press | 03/26/14 08:35 AM
Federal prosecutors say a 53-year-old former New York state tax department employee has been sentenced for bilking the Internal Revenue Service out of tens of thousands of dollars.
03/25/14 06:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virtual currencies like bitcoin will be taxed like property — not currency, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday. The IRS says bitcoin is not legal tender. You can't use it to pay your taxes. However, if you receive wages in bitcoin, you have to pay taxes on it just...
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