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IRS Budget Cuts Only Promote Cynicism, Encourage Cheats

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

If you live in Dallas and you owe the Internal Revenue Service $900,000 or so, don't worry about it. The IRS is so short-handed down there it doesn't bother with tax scofflaws who owe less than $1 million. It's more or less the same all over the country.


Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

When word gets out that Congress is defunding the IRS, reducing the already minimal chances of an audit, it is a safe bet that tax evasion will accelerate.

Widow Who Lost Home Over $6 Gets Second Chance

AP | By MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman is getting another chance to keep her $280,000 home in Aliquippa after it was auctioned over $6....

John Celock

State Finances Uncertain | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

State governments are seeing signs of recovery, but continue to face an uncertain economic future, according to a new report released Thursday. Th...

Tax Reform Is Irrelevant

Jim Jaffe | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

A case can be made that tax reform is the opiate of the people and their elected representatives -- a compelling topic that diverts them from the real issues like collecting adequate taxes to pay for the government services we rely on.

John Celock

Federal 'Uncertainty' Complicates State Fiscal Picture | John Celock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Increased health care spending and uncertainty from the federal government over spending has complicated the fiscal picture for states a...

John Celock

Revenues Vary State-To-State | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

New reports indicate that both Alabama and New York have seen revenue drops in recent years, while one state reports a jump and another reports holdin...

U.S. Indoor Tanning Tax Not Seeming To Work Out Thus Far

Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - A new U.S. tax on indoor tanning is producing far less revenue than expected, with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service having trouble i...

Sam Stein

IRS Funding Cut Days Before Report Shows $330 Billion In Uncollected Taxes | Sam Stein | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of the budget deal hashed out on Friday evening, lawmakers agreed that no additional federal funds would be used to hire new IRS...

State Tax Revenues Rise For The Third Straight Quarter

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — State tax revenues rose over the summer for the third straight quarter, giving a much-needed boost to beleaguered government budgets. ...