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Case Reveals Potential Tax Evasion Links At Swiss Banks

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

* Indictment of 3 Wegelin bankers highlights ties * Inter-bank links key to U.S. tax evasion crackdown * Authorities eye...

IRS Audits Of Millionaires Jump By Roughly A Third

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

What do the Occupy movement and IRS have in common? They're both taking an interest in the one percent. Tax audits for millionaires jumped in fisca...

America's Most And Least Charitable States

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, Ashley C. Allen | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The holiday season is a time for giving to family and friends. It is also apparently a time to give to those in need. Nonprofits r...

Madoff's Ex-Controller Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy, Other Charges

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 02.18.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — The former controller for imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff blamed him Monday for directing her to deceive investors, regulators an...

Marion Barry Is In Tax Trouble.. Again

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has filed a notice of a federal tax lien against District of Columbia Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8)...

Seven Charged In Huge Florida Tax Fraud Scheme

AP | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Seven people are facing federal tax fraud charges in Florida in a $120 million scheme authorities say involved clients in 30 ...

Accused Pakistani Agent Expected To Plead Guilty In U.S. Lobbying Case

AP | By MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

McLEAN, Va. -- A Virginia man accused of secretly receiving millions of dollars from Pakistan's spy service while he lobbied Congress on the disputed ...

Lucia Graves

'Weed Wars': New Reality TV Show Explores Oakland Medical Marijuana Dispensary | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.01.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- The largest medical marijuana dispensary on the West Coast has opened its doors to a reality television close-up. The show, "Weed Wa...

Sex Change Surgeries For Transgender Taxpayers Are Tax Deductible: IRS Ruling

Posted 01.11.2012 | Gay Voices

In what many have deemed a historic measure, the Internal Revenue Service announced this week that it would allow transgender taxpayers to deduct the ...

Major Swiss Bank To Disclose Names Of U.S. Clients Suspected Of Tax Evasion

Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

Credit Suisse AG, Switzerland's second-largest bank, has begun notifying certain U.S. clients suspected of offshore tax evasion that it intends to...

A Challenge to Americans Elect to Comply With Tax Laws and Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Americans Elect is an organization whose stated goal is "to nominate a presidential ticket that answers directly to voters -- not the political syste...

IRS Boosts Maximum Pension Plan Contribution

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is raising the maximum contribution that workers can make to their 401(k) pension plans without paying...

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...

Government Investigates Google For Tax Avoidance

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is investigating Google for avoiding taxes by shifting its profits overseas, according to a Bloomberg News report b...

'Penny-Wise And Pound-Foolish'

AOL Government | Judi Hasson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

The Internal Revenue Service would face a "devastating" loss of $4 billion in revenue collected each year if proposed cuts of up to $600 million are m...

Man That Wrote A Book About Tax Evasion Convicted

Posted 11.16.2011 | Denver

A former Littleton, Colo. resident, Donald Turner (also known as Donald Wood), has been found guilty of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Ser...

Dan Froomkin

IRS Buckled To GOP Pressure On Secret Donations, Lawyer Says | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

The Internal Revenue Service succumbed to pressure from Republican members of Congress last month when it suddenly shut down its examinations into whe...

Principle Justifies Penury

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It ain't by princerples nor men My preudunt course is steadied- I scent wich pays the best, an'then Go into it baldheaded. ...

Why Is It So Difficult to Agree on Tax Reform?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Can't we just agree on a system that is simple, fair and sufficient? Well, it's complicated. When you design a tax system, you are trying to hit six -- sometimes contradictory -- objectives at the same time.

Dan Froomkin

IRS Denies Non-Profit Status To Three Political Groups | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The IRS has denied non-profit status to three unnamed political organizations, setting off speculation about their identities -- and abo...

Watch: Examining Michele Bachman's Years As An IRS Attorney

Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics


IRS Drops Investigation Of 5 Donors Who Contributed To Politically Active Nonprofit Groups

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service is dropping its investigation of five donors for making contributions to the kind of nonprofit groups that ...

Dan Froomkin

Rove Groups To Go On The Attack | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leaders of two behemoth Karl Rove-associated unlimited donation campaign fundraising groups on Friday promised to spend $120 million...

Making a Household Inventory List Can Save Time and Money

Julian Block | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business
Julian Block

Did you know that the tax code allows you to claim tax deductions for household damage caused by thefts, vandalism, fires, floods, hurricanes and others kinds of casualties?

Dan Froomkin

Slush-Fund Surtax? IRS Could Penalize Secret Campaign Spending | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top Republican political strategist Karl Rove's method of secretly funneling unlimited contributions from big donors was so hugely succe...