Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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 […]

08/15/2014

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

IRS announces program to certify tax preparers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service announced a voluntary program Thursday to certify paid tax preparers who complete annual training and pass a test. A majority of taxpayers pay someone to help them file […]

06/26/2014

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies under subpoena before the House Oversight Committee as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. The IRS asserts it can't produce emails from seven officials connected to the tea party investigation because of computer crashes, including the emails from Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the investigation.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

IRS head says no laws broken in loss of emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress aren’t buying the contention by the head of the Internal Revenue Service that he has seen no evidence anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails that might […]

06/24/2014

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen talks to reporters during a break in his appearance before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on their continuing probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, Friday, June 20, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The IRS asserts it can't produce emails from seven officials connected to the tea party investigation because of computer crashes, including the emails from Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the investigation who has invoked her Fifth Amendment right at least nine times to avoid answering lawmakers' questions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Defiant IRS head, skeptical GOP interrogators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant before skeptical Republicans, the head of the IRS refused to apologize Friday for lost emails that might shed light on the tax agency’s targeting of tea party and other groups before […]

06/20/2014

Lois Lerner, head of the IRS unit that decides whether to grant tax-exempt status to groups, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

IRS lost emails by official in tea party probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service said Friday it has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy, sparking outrage from congressional investigators who have […]

06/13/2014

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

IRS: 318,000 fed workers owe $3.3B in back taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 318,000 federal workers and retirees owe just over $3.3 billion in back taxes, the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday. That works out to nearly 3.3 percent of all 9.8 million […]

05/22/2014

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 employees who owe back taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday. […]

04/22/2014

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

5 things to know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears. 1. YOU MAY NOT FACE MUCH OF A DEADLINE If you’re due a refund — and about […]

04/15/2014

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal […]

04/13/2014

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

AP-GfK Poll: Most Americans say filing taxes easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to figure out your federal tax return? You’re not alone, but you’re in the minority. With the tax filing deadline looming next week, a majority of Americans say completing a federal […]

04/09/2014

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