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Podcast 1.06: This Week In Tax News + Same Sex Marriages

25 October 2013

This week, the shutdown was all over the news from how it affected taxpayers to the National Parks to scammers taking advantage of IRS being closed. I talk shutdown, Miss America on the Boardwalk and the poor “dead” guy who can’t get the judge to agree that he’s alive (really). And our hot tax topic […]

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As Debate Into Tax Exempt Scandal Continues, Here’s A Timeline Of Who Knew What And When

16 July 2013

It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends in early June. This has been an incredibly difficult time for the IRS given the events of the past few days, and there is a strong and immediate need to restore public trust in the nation’s tax agency. […]

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IRS To Remain Open For Business As Furlough Day Is Canceled

16 July 2013

The Internal Revenue Service will remain open for business next Monday, July 22, 2013, despite a previously scheduled furlough day. The furlough was to be the fourth in a series of five furlough days this season. The first three of those days went on as planned on May 24, June 14 and July 5. On […]

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Congress Threatens IRS With ‘Right-Sized’ Budget Cuts

14 July 2013

Things just keep getting worse for the Internal Revenue Service. Last week, a House Appropriations subcommittee proposed to slash the tax agency’s budget by nearly 25% for the next fiscal year. The cuts would bring the agency’s budget to the lowest level in more than ten years. The budget, which Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) has […]

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IRS Issues Tax Relief Reminder For Taxpayers Affected By The Boston Marathon Bombings

12 July 2013

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a reminder that Boston area taxpayers and others affected by the Boston Marathon bombings have until Monday, July 15, 2013, to file their individual 2012 federal income tax returns and make any payments due. The relief, which was announced just days after the tragedy, applies to all individual taxpayers […]

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IRS May Cancel Controversial Employee Bonuses – For A Price

10 July 2013

Remember those pesky IRS bonuses? Last month, despite a directive from the Obama administration for agencies to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts, the Internal Revenue Service appeared to be moving ahead with plans to distribute $70 million in employee bonuses. Now, that’s changing. Danny Werfel, who is now serving as the Acting […]

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As Second IRS Official Pleads The Fifth, Congress Pushes For ‘Lerner Rule’

9 July 2013

Greg Roseman, a Deputy Director at the Internal Revenue Service, didn’t make any friends on the Hill last month when he refused to testify at a House Oversight Committee hearing. It was the second time in recent memory that an IRS employee had invoked a Fifth Amendment right not to testify: Roseman follows hot on […]

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IRS Set To Shut Down For Third Time This Summer

3 July 2013

> The Internal Revenue Service will shutter its doors for the third time this summer as part of a series of furlough days. The next day for closure is coming up quickly: Friday, July 5, 2013. The furloughs are a reaction to the current budget situation, which includes the sequester. On furlough days, the IRS […]

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Congress Clashes Over Conspiracy Theories & Political Agendas As IRS Targeting Appears To Include “Progressives”

25 June 2013

Did they or didn’t they? For weeks, we’ve been hearing whispers that the Internal Revenue Service’s screening process which targeted certain tax exempt organizations included not only “Tea Party” terminology but those on the other end of the political spectrum, as well. Those whispers have now become roars. Democrats in the House claim that the […]

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Millions Of Tax Dollars Improperly Refunded To Unauthorized Workers As IRS Insists It’s Getting Better

25 June 2013

As the battle on immigration reform heats up, more questions are being raised about the tax treatment of undocumented workers and others who might be illegally in this country. Of specific concern is the notion that undocumented workers might not be forced to be accountable for their tax obligations to date – especially while revelations […]

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