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Momentum And Inertia: Twin Threats To The Separation Of Church And State

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Barry Lynn

Today, we have two main problems related to separation of church and state. To borrow from physics, one relates to momentum, the other to inertia.

No Tax Break if Client Stiffs You

Julian Block | Posted 02.11.2014 | Money
Julian Block

Why should freelancers forget about any kind of relief when they fill out their tax forms?

How The Tax Rules Work When You Refinance Your Home Mortgage

Julian Block | Posted 02.09.2014 | Money
Julian Block

Recent drops in interest rates have prompted millions of households to refinance their mortgages. Borrowers who refinance need to familiarize themselves with tricky tax rules on what is or isn't deductible for interest payments. Here are some reminders on how the rules work.

IRS Sets Its Sights on Political 'Dark Money'

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

the Internal Revenue Service is proposing new rules that could curtail "social welfare" nonprofit groups' ability to influence elections while concealing their donors.

'Dark Money' Groups Give Big to Similar Nonprofits

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

New IRS tax returns shed light on hefty spending by key nonprofit groups -- and the disclosures also show that some of the money raised by these groups, which aren't required to reveal their donors, are sharing money with other groups that don't reveal their donors.

Obamacare Is Not a Reason to Give Up on Government Programs

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The biggest myth of the Obamacare debate goes like this: The failures of Obamacare prove that the government can't be trusted to run our health care system.

IRS Delays Tax Filing Season Due To Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The start of the 2014 tax filing season will be delayed by one to two weeks early next year as a result of the governme...

Will the Housing Market Be a Casualty of the Government Shutdown?

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.10.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Homeownership remains the cornerstone for stabilizing and rebuilding the middle class. But some in Congress seem determined to make it nearly impossible for struggling communities to recover.

John Celock

Some States Requiring Some Married Couples To Be Treated As Singles

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

While the Internal Revenue Service plans to allow same-sex married couples to file joint federal tax returns, not every state will be following suit. ...

The Gaping Hole In Raising Revenue

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Resnick

All taxpayers, regardless of their political persuasion, should be incensed that their monies that have been siphoned off by fraudsters are not being recovered, despite the fact that the IRS and other agencies have been given the tools to do it.

Shutdown Leaves Some Taxpayers Defenseless Against IRS

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The shutdown of the federal government has left some tax delinquents defenseless ...

Government Shutdown Sparks Harsh IRS Reality

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service says you must pay your taxes during the government shutdown. But don't expect any refunds. The IRS said Tu...

The IRS Scandal That Wasn't

Michael Winship | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

This is a story about how bureaucratic bungling was turned into scandal by right-wing politicians desperate to spin gold from straw.

IRS Struggles To Track Obamacare Spending

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

(Adds IRS statement, paragraph 8) WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service needs to do a better job tracking ...

Official At Heart Of IRS Scandal Retiring

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Facing a possible firing, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency's tea party scandal retired Monday, end...

GOP Rep Unveils New Details On IRS Scandal

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service continued to target conservative political groups even after approving their applications for tax-exem...

Curbs on Social-Welfare Groups Would Deprive Everyday Citizens of a Voice

Nan Aron | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Internal Revenue Service's clumsy handling of applications for social-welfare status in 2012 has triggered a rash of fevered responses along with some serious policy proposals.

Obama Nominee Faces 'Toughest' Job Of His Career

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The man being nominated by the White House to fill one of the most thankless jo...

WATCH: IRS Parody Of 'The Apprentice' Cost HOW MUCH?!?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business

We don't know what's worse: An IRS-sponsored parody of "The Apprentice" (complete with fake Donald Trump), or the production value of said parody give...

Sam Stein

Newly Released IRS Docs Complicate 'Scandal' Narrative

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Officials at the Internal Revenue Service were encouraged to flag groups with the word "emerge" in their names as well as potential succ...

Tax Analysts v. Internal Revenue Service

Christopher Bergin | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Christopher Bergin

About a week ago I wrote a post, which noted that although Tax Analysts has been involved in various litigation with the IRS for more than 40 years, we were not founded to sue the IRS. Well, we just sued the IRS. Hypocritical? Not at all.

Republicans Still Pushing Fight Over Tea Party Scandal

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Two Republican lawmakers on Tuesday demanded that an Internal Revenue Service of...

Christina Wilkie

More Americans Decide Not To Be American

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of individuals who renounced their U.S. citizenship jumped to 1,131 in the second quarter of this year, a whopping sixfold in...

Issa To IRS: 'You Are Slow-Rolling Us'

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A GOP lawmaker accused the Internal Revenue Service of obstructing congressional investigations into the agency's targeting of tea party...

GOP Report Alleges Worse Targeting Of Conservatives In IRS Flap

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status were more closely scrutinized by the Internal Revenue Service than their progressive ...