Internal Revenue Service

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Photo credit: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

Personal ‘Obamacare’ accounts debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — You can now open your own personal “Obamacare” account — but you’ll have to wait awhile before you can actually use it to pick a health insurance plan. Just eight weeks before […]

08/05/2013

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington on July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Obama to begin new series of economic addresses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drawing renewed attention to the economy, President Barack Obama will return this week to an Illinois college where he once spelled out a vision for an expanded and strengthened middle class as […]

07/21/2013

A basket of medical supplies await storage by King's Daughters Medical Center emergency room staff in Brookhaven, Miss.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Health law’s rule delay could hamper enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a bit of a domino effect undercutting President Barack Obama’s health care law. Enforcement of the overhaul’s central mandate — that individual Americans must have coverage — could be weakened by […]

07/16/2013

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Q&A: Latest health law fight: Battle of mandates

WASHINGTON (AP) — If businesses get an extra year to meet a new health care mandate, why not everybody else? Republicans, seizing on the White House delay for employers, are demanding that the Obama administration […]

07/11/2013

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Obama admin delays major requirement of health law

WASHINGTON (AP) – The sudden delay of a major part of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul is raising questions about other potential problems lurking in the homestretch. The requirement that many employers provide […]

07/03/2013

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Gay marriage: Taxes and benefits?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Like other married couples, same-sex couples are about to learn that federal benefits for being married might not be all they’re cracked up to be. Social Security benefits for spouses can be […]

06/30/2013

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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

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Watchdog: IRS fought oversight in tea party cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service long has resisted efforts by an internal watchdog to help groups seeking tax-exempt status, creating a culture that enabled agents to improperly target such organizations for additional scrutiny, […]

06/26/2013

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IRS chief: Inappropriate screening was broad

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service’s screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency said Monday. An internal IRS document […]

06/24/2013

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IRS draws new criticism over $70M employee bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already reeling from a pair of scandals, the Internal Revenue Service is drawing new criticism over plans to hand out millions of dollars in employee bonuses. The Obama administration has ordered agencies […]

06/19/2013

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IRS official contradicts claims about reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington scrutinized the very first application from a tea party group seeking tax-exempt status — and dozens of others, including some requests that languished for more than […]

06/17/2013

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IRS accused of challenging prayers outside Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of conservative groups have told Congress they were abused by the Internal Revenue Service for years as they sought tax-exempt status, including questions an anti-abortion group said it got about prayer […]

06/04/2013

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