Former IRS Commissioners Differ On Politics, United Against Agency Cuts

Seven former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioners have signed onto a joint letter to Congress speaking out against further reductions in the IRS’ fiscal year 2015 budget. In the letter, the commissioners note that cuts of $838 million in the House and $470 million in the Senate would be the sixth year of cuts in … Read more

Live Blog: The Republican Presidential Debates (November 10)

Tonight, Republican presidential candidates will have another opportunity to make their case to the American people in the party’s fourth debate. The debate will take place at the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At 7 p.m., the so-called “undercard” candidates took the stage to debate. Those candidates, Gov. Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and … Read more

Members Of Congress Speak Out Against Private Tax Debt Collections

As concerns mount over the recent proposal to turn over delinquent tax accounts to private debt collectors, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Ranking Member John Lewis (D-GA), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), and Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) have issued the following statement: It is misguided and harmful … Read more

Despite Complaints, Past Failures & Opportunities For Fraud, Congress Pushes Private Tax Collection

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. – Winston Churchill Sometimes it feels like the government does this best. Failed policies are often recycled – often many times – in some sort of desperate attempt to make them work. Or to spend taxpayer dollars to promote self-serving agendas. Sometimes it’s … Read more

5 Things You Need To Know About Paul Ryan’s Rise To House Speaker & Tax Reform

(Author’s update: This morning (10/29/2015), the full House officially elected Rep. Paul Ryan as the 54th Speaker of the House. He won 236 votes – he just needed 218.) Republicans officially nominated Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) yesterday to serve as Speaker of the House. Today, the nomination will move to the full House of Representatives … Read more

Bill Introduced In Congress To Tax Gun Sales, Require Stolen Guns To Be Reported

According to the National Rifle Association (NRA), Americans have acquired over 170 million new firearms since 1991. While it’s tough to pinpoint the number of guns currently in the U.S., a 2012 Congressional Research Service suggests that the number hit 310 million in 2009. A U.S. Congresswoman believes that those numbers present a unique opportunity … Read more

House Republicans Move To Impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen

Just days after the Department of Justice announced that there would be no charges in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax exempt scandal, the Republican chair of the House Oversight Committee has decided that’s not enough. Today, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced a resolution to begin impeach proceedings against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. You can … Read more

Greece To Top Tax Figure: You’re Fired!

Earlier this year, Greece teetered on the brink of financial ruin. Unable to pay its debts, the country went begging to the Eurozone for another chance. Despite reservations from its colleagues, including an increasingly weary Chancellor Merkel in Germany, Greece was given that chance. This time, however, the deal came with strings – including stepping … Read more

Carson Wants IRS To Revoke Tax Exempt Status For Muslim Advocacy Group

We ask Mr. Ben Carson to withdraw from the presidential race because he is unfit to lead, because his views are in contradiction with the United States Constitution. Those were the words of Nihad Awad, Founder of Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) in response to comments made by GOP presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson stating … Read more