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Puerto Rico's Capped Federal Medicaid Funding Causing Shortfalls

This week's Senate Finance Committee hearing on Puerto Rico's financial and economic challenges brought overdue attention to the island's inadequate Medicaid funding. Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico isShow More Summary

No October Surprise, So Far

On the Hill… The Senate and House passed funding bills to keep the government open through December 11, with just the usual minutes to spare. Now that that’s taken care of, the Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on improper payments in federal programs. Show More Summary

Federal Tax Law And Issues Related To The Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday on Financial and Economic Challenges in Puerto Rico. In connection with the hearing, the Joint Committee on Taxation released Federal Tax Law And Issues Related To The Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico (JCX-132-15): This document... provides an overview and analysis of Federal...

Puerto Rico Officials to Testify on Debt Crisis Before Senate Panel

The officials, who have said that their government would soon run out of cash, will tell the Senate Finance Committee why the island may need federal assistance.

Fairness, Cheating, and Certainty

Next week on the Hill… Maybe a shutdown, maybe not, and also a couple of Senate Finance Committee hearings. On Tuesday, the panel will hold a hearing on Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. On Thursday, it will consider improper payments made through federal programs including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Show More Summary

Congressional Hearing On IRS Authority To License Tax Preparers Is Postponed

The hearing originally announced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) to mark up an original bipartisan bill to curb identity theft and tax refund fraud on today, Wednesday, September 16, has been postponed.

Senate Holds Hearing Today On Identity Theft, Tax Refund Fraud, And The IRS's Authority To Regulate Paid Tax Return Preparers

The Senate Finance Committee holds an Open Executive Session today at 10:00 EST to consider an Original Bill to Prevent Identity Theft and Tax Refund Fraud. Among the bill's twenty provisions is a grant of authority to the Treasury Department and the IRS authority to regulate paid tax return preparers...

AICPA Weighs In On Proposal To Allow IRS Authority To License Tax Preparers

As the Senate Finance Committee tackles the question of licensing tax preparers, the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession weighs in.

Media Still Ignore Hillary’s Call for a 25% Gun Tax

As part of its HighTaxHillary campaign, Americans for Tax Reform has rediscovered video of Hillary Clinton supporting a 25-percent tax on gun sales. She lent her support for the gun tax during a Senate Finance Committee hearing back in 1993, while she was First Lady. ATR released a story and accompanying video on Sept. Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 852

Post and Courier editorial, Report: Shocking IRS Behavior: There’s plenty to be shocked by in the thousands of pages of the Senate Finance Committee’s bipartisan report on the IRS scandal. But the most shocking is that employees who reviewed applications from organizations seeking tax-exempt status were told to sit on...

Here's what happens when Democrats go along with relaxing campaign finance rules

Remarkably, he makes a point. Last year, in the waning days of the Senate Democratic majority, Democrats in Congress agreed with Republicans to include a weakening of campaign finance limits to the party national committees in a spending bill. Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 835

Statement of NTEU National President Tony Reardon: IRS employees are dedicated and committed public servants who perform vital work for our country. No bipartisan report, including the bipartisan Senate Finance Committee report and reports by the Treasury Inspector General, has ever found any evidence of political motivation on the part...

The IRS Scandal, Day 834

Fox News op-ed: IRS Targeting Scheme Is a Scandal With No End in Sight, by Jay Sekulow (American Center for Law and Justice) : When the Senate Finance Committee released its findings on the Internal Revenue Service scheme targeting conservative organizations a couple of weeks ago, the initial determination was...

The IRS Scandal, Day 830

Forbes: Gross Mismanagement At IRS, Says Senate Report, by Robert W. Wood: After a long wait, the Finance Committee has released a bipartisan report on the IRS scandal. Since some private taxpayer information was at issue, there have been closed door sessions and interviews leading up to the report. The...

The IRS Scandal, Day 826

Investor's Business Daily op-ed, Jailtime For IRS' Political Hacks: Corruption: After a year's stalling by the IRS, the Senate Finance Committee has released its bipartisan report, denouncing the tax-collection agency's partisanship and incompetence. When are these people going to jail? The Senate report wasn't entirely satisfactory, given that its criticism...

Republican plan to eliminate IRS union, as it elects new leadership, could threaten federal unions generally

Republicans have an unwelcome gift for the retiring president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and its newly elected officers. A proposal by Senate Finance Committee Republicans would prohibit unions at the Internal Revenue Service. That would cut the labor organization’s membership in half. If this attack is successful it would decimate NTEU and […]

Here’s the Senate Report on the IRS’s Out-of-Control Culture

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, released this report last week. Here are the highlights from the report, which report can be found here. During the years 2010 to 2013, IRS management failed to provide effective control, guidance and direction over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status. Top IRS […]

Alabama Committee Passes Bill to Ban Selling Aborted Babies After Planned Parenthood Scandal

In Alabama, the Senate Finance and Taxation Fund committee voted today to make the sale of aborted babies or fetal parts a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The Montgomery Advisor reports that the legislation is sponsored by Sen. Bill Hightower (R-Mobile) and was approved by the committee in a 12-1 vote. […]

IRS is Rife with “Personal Politics” and “Gross Mismanagement”

The Washington Examiner with the latest: The Senate Finance Committee issued the report Wednesday and it included bipartisan criticism and a conclusion by panel Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, that “personal politics…influenced how the IRS conducted its business. The agency has been under fire since May 2013, when an inspector general’s report found that an IRS […]

Senate Releases Summaries of Tax Extenders Bill; Joint Tax Committee's Dynamic Scoring Says Bill Will Cover 11% Of Its Costs

The Senate Finance Committee yesterday released updated summaries (here and here) of the committee-passed tax extenders legislation (S. 1946). In connection with the bill, the Joint Committee on Taxation released A Report To The Congressional Budget Office Of The Macroeconomic Effects Of The “Tax Relief Extension Act Of 2015”. Bloomberg,...

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