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FILE - This March 5, 2014 file photo shows former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain _ under oath _ how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lois Lerner’s computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy. U.S. […]

07/10/2014

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies under subpoena before the House Oversight Committee as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. The IRS asserts it can't produce emails from seven officials connected to the tea party investigation because of computer crashes, including the emails from Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the investigation.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

IRS head says no laws broken in loss of emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress aren’t buying the contention by the head of the Internal Revenue Service that he has seen no evidence anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails that might […]

06/24/2014

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen talks to reporters during a break in his appearance before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on their continuing probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, Friday, June 20, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The IRS asserts it can't produce emails from seven officials connected to the tea party investigation because of computer crashes, including the emails from Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the investigation who has invoked her Fifth Amendment right at least nine times to avoid answering lawmakers' questions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Defiant IRS head, skeptical GOP interrogators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant before skeptical Republicans, the head of the IRS refused to apologize Friday for lost emails that might shed light on the tax agency’s targeting of tea party and other groups before […]

06/20/2014

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

IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 employees who owe back taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday. […]

04/22/2014

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

A 2013 1040-ES IRS Estimated Tax form. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Few post offices have extended hours for tax deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) – The calendar shows April 15, and you haven’t even started on your federal tax return? Don’t fret. If you’re due a refund, April 15 isn’t much of a deadline at all. The […]

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

IRS watchdog says phone scam is largest ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says more than 20,000 taxpayers have been targeted by fake IRS agents in the largest phone scam the agency has ever seen. The IRS inspector general says thousands of […]

03/20/2014

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

Brady W. Dougan, CEO of Swiss Bank Credit Suisse (AP Photo)

Swiss ex-banker pleads to helping US tax evaders

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Swiss banker pleaded guilty Wednesday to his role in a fraud scheme that prosecutors say helped U.S. taxpayers hide as much as $3 billion in assets from the IRS. […]

03/12/2014

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