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John Koskinen

IRS Appears Headed Toward

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen appears to be headed toward issuing new IRS regulations that will continue to license section 501(c)(4) groups to improperly launder massive amounts of secret contributions into federal elections.

5 Ways the IRS Scammers Could Have Stolen All Those Tax Returns

Adam Levin | Posted 06.04.2015 | Crime
Adam Levin

Whether data compromises give rise to breaking news stories or pounding headaches, anything less than a zero-tolerance attitude toward identity-related crimes won't get us to the place we need to be.

Michael McAuliff

Congressman Compares IRS Seizures To Torture As Agency Apologizes | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The commissioner of the IRS offered an apology of sorts Tuesday for seizing the assets of taxpayers absent any evidence of a crime, but ...

Budget Cuts Could Force IRS Shutdown

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget cuts could force the IRS to shut down operations for two days later this year, resulting in unpaid furloughs for employees ...

IRS Surrenders, Won't Check Whether Political Nonprofits Are Breaking The Law

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

The Internal Revenue Service has decided to award most nonprofit groups tax exemption status without being screened, Time reported Sunday. IRS Comm...

Rep. Issa: Shielding $300 Billion in Tax Evasion

Ralph Nader | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The IRS simply does not have the budget to do its lawful job effectively, which is to collect revenue for the U.S. government. What does that mean for taxpayers?

Darrell Issa Slams IRS Over Emails In Tea Party Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a congressional panel accused the U.S. Internal Rev...

IRS Head Faces More Questions Over Lost Emails

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the IRS brushed aside accusations Monday that the agency has obstructed investigations into the targeting of tea party...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Hearing Reveals Allure Of Dark Money For IRS-Targeted Groups | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa's latest oversight hearing into the Internal Revenue Service's botched enforcement against tea party and other "social...

Michael McAuliff

IRS Head Crushes Republican's Contempt Of Congress Threat | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A frustrated Republican earned himself a fierce rebuke from Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday for suggest...

In First Visit To Congress, IRS Chief Pleads For Fresh Start

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The new chief of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday said the tax agen...

Senate Confirms Next IRS Commissioner

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Friday to confirm a retired corporate and government turnaround specialist to head the Internal Revenue Service, ...

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...

Obama Nominating New IRS Commissioner

AP | NEDRA PICKLER and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has chosen a retired corporate and government official with experience managing numerous organizations in cr...

Organizer Of 1995 Shutdown Operations Warns Another One Could Be Disastrous For Economy

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The official who carried out the last government shutdown has a warning for squabbling lawmakers -- another one now could be ...