Internal Revenue Service

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

Man's Instagram account proves his residence to the IRS.

‘Selfies’ to avoid IRS problem become an Instagram sensation

Andy Jarvis, an architect from Philadelphia, travels so much to New York City for work that he thought it prudent to rent an apartment near his firm’s New York City location. Sounds logical, right? It […]

03/19/2014

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

IRS says worker took home personal info on 20K workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service employee took home personal information on about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors, putting the data at risk for public release, the agency said Tuesday. The employee […]

03/18/2014

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

IRS loses appeal on new rules for tax preparers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS has lost a federal appeal in a legal battle over its effort to institute competency exams and other new regulations for many paid tax preparers. The unanimous ruling Tuesday from […]

02/11/2014

Former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo in court in Los Angeles, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, Pool, file)

Disgraced Bell administrator Rizzo in court today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Robert A. Rizzo, the disgraced former top administrator in the city of Bell, made his first court appearance today since agreeing agreed to plead guilty to federal charges in a scheme […]

12/23/2013

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

Shutdown delays tax filing season by 10 days

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers eager to get refunds will have to wait an extra 10 days to file their federal tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday the government shutdown has forced it to […]

12/18/2013

The HealthCare.gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — More troubles for the health care overhaul. Subsidies to help people buy insurance under the law may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog said Tuesday in a report suggesting that […]

12/03/2013

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

IRS pushes to rein in tax-exempt political groups

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is trying to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning. The effort launched Tuesday is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated big-money political […]

11/27/2013

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

Report finds IRS refunded $4B to identity thieves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year to people using stolen identities, with some of the money going to addresses in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland, according […]

11/07/2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Medicare chief apologizes for ‘Obamacare’ woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration’s malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage. […]

10/29/2013

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