Dave Camp

FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Rep. Dave Camp , R-Mich., at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. One provision provides tax breaks to people over 70 who make donations […]

07/17/2014

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Bipartisan fix advancing for Medicare doctors’ pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s that time of year again: doctors caring for Medicare patients once more face a steep pay cut. But this time Congress is pursuing a permanent fix to the annual drama that […]

12/10/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Health policy cancellations new blow for admin.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, website woes. Lawmakers confronted the Obama administration Tuesday with a difficult new health care problem — a wave of cancellation notices hitting individuals and small business who buy their own […]

10/29/2013

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Investigator: No sign progressives mistreated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department watchdog who detailed Internal Revenue Service mistreatment of tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status says he has no evidence the IRS also mishandled progressive groups’ applications. In a letter […]

06/27/2013

J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and Steven Miller, ousted IRS Acting Commissioner (l-r) , sworn in prior to testifying before US House Ways and Means Committee hearing on IRS scrutiny of tax-exempt status requests. (AP Photo)

IRS officials enjoyed luxury rooms at conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already heavily criticized for targeting conservative groups, the Internal Revenue Service absorbed another blow Tuesday as new details emerged about senior officials enjoying luxury hotel rooms, free drinks and free food at […]

06/04/2013

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Tax overhaul: Looking to IRS scandal for momentum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The storm engulfing the Internal Revenue Service could provide a boost for lawmakers who want to simplify U.S. tax laws — a code that is so complicated most Americans buy commercial software […]

05/28/2013

Steven Miller, ousted IRS Acting Commissioner, testifying before US House Ways and Means Committee hearing on IRS scrutiny of tax-exempt status requests. (AP Photo)

House chairman sees IRS errors as part of pattern

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service’s improper use of tougher scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status seems part of a broader pattern of intimidation and cover-ups by the Obama administration, a top House […]

05/17/2013

IRS

IRS: 100M taxpayers face delays without AMT fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 100 million taxpayers — about two-thirds of all filers — won’t be able to file their 2012 tax returns until late March if Congress doesn’t adjust the alternative minimum tax by the end of the year, the Internal Revenue Service said.

12/19/2012

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