United States House Committee on Ways and Means

House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ”(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals […]

12/30/2013

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Bipartisan fix advancing for Medicare doctors’ pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s that time of year again: doctors caring for Medicare patients once more face a steep pay cut. But this time Congress is pursuing a permanent fix to the annual drama that […]

12/10/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhite)

Concerns raised about security of health website

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending President Barack Obama’s much-maligned health care overhaul in Congress, his top health official was confronted Wednesday with a government memo raising new security concerns about the trouble-prone website that consumers are […]

10/30/2013

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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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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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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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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Tax overhaul: Looking to IRS scandal for momentum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The storm engulfing the Internal Revenue Service could provide a boost for lawmakers who want to simplify U.S. tax laws — a code that is so complicated most Americans buy commercial software […]

05/28/2013

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