The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS failed to do background checks on contractors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government investigator […]


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Bills expand responsibility for contractor pay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California businesses would be held responsible when contract workers they hire to clean their buildings, fill their warehouse shelves and deliver their goods are not paid or are denied overtime under […]


Two area contractors snared in Workers' Comp probe

(CNS) – Two Los Angeles County contractors will undergo tax audits as a result of a statewide sweep targeting contractors for allegedly under-reporting payrolls to avoid paying higher workers’ compensation insurance and taxes, state officials […]



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