An Alabama man was indicted for his part in a scheme to collect millions of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service using false tax returns. Douglas Ervin Dent, 66, of Birmingham, Alabama, allegedly filed 20 false income tax returns in his own name and on behalf of others between April 2008 and October 2009. Show More Summary
The Internal Revenue Service was closed today, as employees were furloughed due to sequestration's budget cuts. Conservatives found this to be an occasion for side-splitting humor; Sarah Palin, for example, tweeted, "The IRS is closed today, feel free to use your phones." Get it, because the IRS was tapping … um … well, never mind. Show More Summary
Led by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a number of House Republicans asserted this week that the newly scandalized Internal Revenue Service, in its role as Obamacare enforcer, would collect sensitive personal medical records. That was one of the latest reasons cited for repealing the 2010 law, formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
It’s no surprise that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-), Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, would recall Lois Lerner, Director of the Exempt Organizations Division at the Internal Revenue Service. He advised as much on yesterday when Lerner possibly (keep reading!) pleaded the Fifth rather than testify at a Congressional hearing into allegations [...]
On Wednesday, House hearings on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) political targeting of conservative groups uncovered a startling revelation about the interview process used to construct the Inspector General’s report: Obama donor-turned-IRS director of tax exempt organizations Holly Paz sat in on 36 of 41 interviews with IRS employees. Show More Summary
Steve Miller, former Director of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), admitted at a Congressional hearing that the taxes collected by the IRS are not mandatory – but voluntary. When questioned at the House Ways and Means Committee (WMC) hearing last week, Miller told House Representative Devin Nunes that “America’s tax system is ‘voluntary’”. Show More Summary
Even as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) political targeting scandal widens, an army of 2,137 IRS agents are gearing up to implement and police numerous aspects of Obamacare. Their enforcement of the law is under the leadership of Sarah Hall Ingram, the person in charge of the tax-exempt unit from 2009 to 2012 during the targeting. Show More Summary
When the recent Inspector General's report was released on problems at the Internal Revenue Service, the public got a good look at an ugly picture: overwhelmed IRS bureaucrats struggled with the ambiguities of federal tax laws, and ending up crafting unwise standards for groups …
In a speech before the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduating class of 2013, President Barack Obama touched on themes relating to the ongoing scandals surrounding the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups and the Department of Justice’s sweeping subpoenas of reporters’ communications records. Obama praised the spirit of public service...
Put aside the politics, and the question of who-knew-what-when. There are two policy problems highlighted by the controversies at the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice. The first is the growth of 501(c)(4) groups into vehicles for anonymous … Continue reading ?
Right-wing media figures argued that Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights at a congressional hearing by declaring her innocence before invoking those rights. By contrast, legal experts say Lerner's statement did not negate her constitutional protections. Show More Summary
America's Internal Revenue Service in numbers WHEN Barack Obama fired the acting head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) earlier this month, he doubtless hoped to quell the hullabaloo about its seemingly partial treatment of applications for tax-exempt status from conservative groups. Show More Summary
The bumpy flight for MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ:MMYT) continues. Shares of India’s leading travel portal closed lower yesterday after posting disappointing quarterly results. Revenue less service costs fell slightly, to $21.8 million, as a surge in hotel and travel package bookings were enough to offset another steep plunge in airline ticketing. Analysts were holding out for a [...]
The Internal Revenue Service official who led the unit that targeted tea party groups and publicly disclosed the activity has been replaced, making her the third top IRS official moved aside since the episode was revealed two weeks ...
Bill O'Reilly ignored reality and claimed that "President Obama is not holding anyone accountable" for the actions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after an Inspector General report found the agency gave extra scrutiny to tea party groups' tax status applications. Show More Summary
An official Internal Revenue Service (IRS) organizational chart of the Tax Exempt & Government Entities division from February 2011 offers a more complete picture of the authority Lois Lerner--the now-removed IRS director of the tax-exempt...Show More Summary
Lois Lerner, who headed the Internal Revenue Service office at the center of controversy for targeting conservative groups, was placed on administrative leave Thursday, the second IRS official to face disciplinary action. Acting Commissioner Steven Miller was asked to resign...
There apparently was no constitutional recourse that Lois Lerner could use to stave off actions of her own employer. Lerner has been relieved of her duties as director of the Internal Revenue Service's Exempt Organizations (EO) unit....Show More Summary
The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday announced that it had replaced Lois Lerner, a top official who oversaw the agency’s “determinations” division during the scandal that involved targeting of conservative groups. Ken Corbin, who was deputy director of a larger … Continue reading ?
In their attempts to shift blame and evade clear answers to questions about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, disgraced former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman and disgraced former Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller both said that what the IRS really needs are more people and money to function properly. Show More Summary