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  • Former New York tax dept. worker sentenced for IRS scam

    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.

  • IRS says bitcoin will be taxed like property

    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...

  • N.J. AG warns of scammers pretending to be IRS agents

    Hoffman NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman warned consumers on Thursday about a scam in which New Jersey residents received phone calls from scam artists pretending to be U.S. Internal Revenue Service representatives. Hoffman’s Division...

  • Q&A: Who can shop online for health coverage?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running...

  • What can IRS do to health plan scofflaws?

    The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running into as the March 31...

  • Darrell Issa calls on Eric Holder to turn over secret interviews with former IRS official

    In a letter Thursday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., demanded that Attorney General Eric Holder turn over all documents held by the Justice Department in regards to a secret interview its attorneys conducted with former top IRS official Lois...

  • House Republicans want Justice Department to provide details of IRS probe, possible interview with Lois Lerner

    Two Republican leaders of the House's investigative panel have asked the Justice Department to hand over information regarding its probe of the Internal Revenue Service's illegal targeting of conservative groups. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder dated Thursday, House Oversight and...

  • Examiner Editorial: Harry Reid lets Obama, Eric Holder cover up IRS scandal

    Nobody was surprised when Attorney General Eric Holder decided the special prosecutor requested by Sen. Ted Cruz to investigate the IRS scandal isn't needed. Why? Because Holder and his boss in the Oval Office refuse to make the same mistake that led to Richard Nixon's undoing in the Watergate...

  • Ted Cruz: DOJ's refusal to appoint special IRS prosecutor 'height of hypocrisy'

    The Justice Department refused Sen. Ted Cruz's request for a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service's illegal targeting of conservative groups, a decision the Texas Republican said was hypocritical and politically motivated. The DOJ is already investigating the tax...

  • IRS: Worker took home personal info on 20K workers

    An IRS employee took home personal information on about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors, putting the data at risk for public release, the agency said Tuesday. The employee took home a computer thumb drive containing names, Social Security numbers and addresses of the...

  • IRS doubles down on lawbreaking with regulation to kill free speech

    Proposed regulations from the IRS for 501(c)(4) "social welfare organizations" would censor speech such as legislative scorecards, voter registrations and get-out-the-vote projects. They also would eliminate communications before elections that name candidates, even if done in a neutral...

  • Darrell Issa, Elijah Cummings smackdown continues over contempt accusation against IRS official

    The Republican House Oversight chairman argued in a scathing letter to the leading Democrat on his panel Friday that the pursuit of contempt charges against former IRS official Lois G. Lerner is justified.

  • Koch brothers are holding up Ukraine aid bill, Harry Reid says

    The Koch brothers are getting in the way of a Senate package to aid Ukraine, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.

  • Report: Obamacare subsidies to double tax credits to more than $200 billion a year

    Refundable tax credits, which already cost the federal government more than it spends to fund the Department of Education, are set to double to more than $200 billion a year once all of the Obamacare subsidies kick in, according to a new report from the independent Tax Foundation. The report...

  • New Oversight report claims Lois Lerner misled Congress on IRS targeting

    A GOP-led House panel Tuesday released an extensive report that attempts to show former top Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner lied to Congress about her involvement in the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status.



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