By Mark Tapscott | 04/17/14 09:10 AM
Congressional and media attention in the IRS scandal thus far has focused mainly on the federal tax agency and its former exempt organizations director, Lois Lerner. But Judicial Watch, the non-profit government watchdog, has obtained email correspondence between Lerner and key U.S. Department...
By Washington Examiner | 04/16/14 05:28 PM
Silk purses can sometimes be made from sow's ears, but such an outcome will never happen with the proposed IRS nonprofit oversight rule that would put the federal tax agency in the role of regulating First Amendment freedom of speech and association. The rule was conceived as part of the Obama...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/16/14 02:01 PM
Former IRS official Lois Lerner discussed referring conservative groups for prosecution after the Justice Department inquired about possible tax fraud violations by nonprofits. Lerner and Justice officials discussed the issue pursuant to a suggestion from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who...
By Stephen Ohlemacher | 04/16/14 08:08 AM
A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.
By Ashe Schow | 04/15/14 04:25 PM
It's tax day! And if you waited until today to file, these weird deductions might be helpful. Or you might not want to deal with them and just get your taxes done as fast as possible. Whatever floats your boat.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/15/14 02:15 PM
Ron Paul's nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service's demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so. "There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty," Megan...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/15/14 11:22 AM
The Republican National Committee on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service after months of trying to obtain documents pertaining to the targeting of Tea Party groups through a Freedom of Information Act request.
By Paul Bedard | 04/15/14 09:35 AM
Simply filing taxes and complying with Uncle Sam's tax code costs the U.S. 6.1 billion hours and $224.3 billion, a jaw-dropping amount that when reduced to individual filers totals $90 billion in "lost time" to meet the April 15 tax filing deadline, according to a "tax day" analysis. The...
By Mark Tapscott | 04/15/14 08:52 AM
Okay, it's April 15. Tax Day. Time to render unto Caesar. And render and render and render. For millions of productive Americans, that's the problem -- Caesar expects too much rendering. Curiously, only a slim majority of Americans currently think their taxes are too high, according to the...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/14/14 12:53 PM
Regulating an industry tends to add to overhead costs, which disproportionately affects smaller operators, leading to industry consolidation. This is why Big Business often supports — or at least tolerates — regulation.
04/14/14 11:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service's ability to police tax returns. This year, the IRS will...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/14/14 09:00 AM
Some Republican lawmakers are racist because a "significant extent" of conservative voters are racist, according to the congressman leading the Democratic bid to regain control of the House of Representatives.
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:27 PM
The Maryland congressman has been under fire from Republican Rep. Darrell Issa over his handling of the IRS targeting scandal.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/11/14 05:06 PM
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., accused House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., of "scuttling" an opportunity to have former IRS official Lois Lerner testify about the targeting of conservative groups, a charge Issa's team attributes to dishonest statements...
04/11/14 08:30 AM
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old's personal information. "This is the first time in her life she has ever filed income...
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