Internal Revenue Service

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

IRS

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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