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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

J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and Steven Miller, ousted IRS Acting Commissioner (l-r) , sworn in prior to testifying before US House Ways and Means Committee hearing on IRS scrutiny of tax-exempt status requests. (AP Photo)

IRS officials enjoyed luxury rooms at conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already heavily criticized for targeting conservative groups, the Internal Revenue Service absorbed another blow Tuesday as new details emerged about senior officials enjoying luxury hotel rooms, free drinks and free food at […]

06/04/2013

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Pricey IRS conferences

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government watchdog has found that the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012, a House committee said Sunday. The […]

06/02/2013

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IRS-dance video

WASHINGTON (AP) – In the latest black eye for the Internal Revenue Service, the agency provided Congress on Friday with another video featuring its employees, this one showing about a dozen of them line dancing […]

06/01/2013

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