Internal Revenue Service

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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700 IRS contract workers owe $5.4M in back taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 700 employees of Internal Revenue Service contractors owe $5.4 million in back taxes, said a report Wednesday by the agency’s inspector general. More than half of those workers are supposed to […]

10/23/2013

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IRS paid more than $110B in improper tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Treasury investigator says the Internal Revenue Service has paid out more than $110 billion in tax credits over the past decade to people who didn’t qualify for them. The Earned Income […]

10/22/2013

This Oct. 7, 2009 file photo shows a NASA tent is erected on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The numbers that show how essential an agency is

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA may have the Right Stuff, but it’s not essential. In fact, of all the larger government agencies, NASA is sending the largest percentage home in the government shutdown because they are […]

10/02/2013

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 official at heart of tea party scandal retires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a possible firing, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency’s tea party scandal retired Monday, ending one chapter in a scandal that has engulfed the tax-collection agency […]

09/23/2013

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Top 1 percent took record share of 2012 US income, possibly due to cashing in stock

WASHINGTON (AP) — The income gap between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America last year reached the widest point since the Roaring Twenties. The top 1 percent of U.S. earners collected 19.3 […]

09/10/2013

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IRS issues tax rules for married gay couples

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Thursday said that all legally married gay couples will be able to file joint federal tax returns even if they reside in states that do not recognize same-sex marriages. […]

08/29/2013

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