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Douglas Shulman

WATCH: Newt Slams IRS For 'Largest' Scandal Ever

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) said he thinks the Internal Revenue Service's "problems are going to get bigger and broader" as new information...

Maddow: The Right Has A 'Nonsense Problem'

Posted 06.05.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow offered another blistering critique of the Republican Party and its heavy reliance on media personalities on her show Tuesday night. ...

Pelosi Blames Bush For Major Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed former President George W. Bush for the IRS' targeting of tea party groups in the lead-up to the ...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Dems Voice Key Concern In IRS Scandal | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Tuesday used a hearing investigating the unfolding Internal Revenue Service scandal to call for tightening the rules...

Former IRS Commissioner Says He Doesn't Know How Targeting Happened

Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER AND ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The former chief of the Internal Revenue Service is telling Congress he do...

Former IRS Commissioner Denied Targeting Political Groups In 2012 Testimony

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

In March of 2012, then-Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman appeared before the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight. During ...

New Report Details More IRS-Tea Party Drama

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspe...

Government Turned Blind Eye To Fraud

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.09.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has been looking the other way instead of rooting out fraud when people apply for taxpayer identification n...

House GOP, Agency Head Spar Over Health Care Law

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Thursday grilled the head of the Internal Revenue Service on the agency's decision to apply the health care law's t...

IRS Chief: We're Not Targeting The Tea Party

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service is not making it harder for tea party groups to attain tax-exempt status because of their political views, ...

IRS: Tax Refunds Could Be Delayed Due To Government Shutdown

Bloomberg | Richard Rubin and Steven Sloan | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman said the Obama administration has not decided whether the IRS would process tax returns and issu...

Does Tax Time Need To Be So Taxing?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

If there's one thing that unites politicians and the general public it's the belief that the U.S. tax system is too darn complicated. Yet somehow the process of paying taxes has resisted almost every attempt at simplification.