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    More Than 2,800 IRS Workers With Conduct Issues Received Performance Awards

    As the Internal Revenue Service grapples with budget cuts, a newly reported audit reveals the federal tax collection agency doled out bonuses and other rewards to more than 2,800 workers who had conduct and tax-evasion issues. The audit—issued March 21 by an IRS watchdog agency, Treasury Inspector General for Tax … More

    Here's What We Can Do to Make Next April 15 Less Painful

    Historically speaking, April 15 has never been a day marked by good fortune. The Titanic sank on that day in 1912 (after striking an iceberg shortly before midnight on April 14). Abraham Lincoln died after being mortally wounded the day before. And, of course, there’s Tax Day. “The income tax … More

    Woodward on IRS Scandal: 'There Is Obviously Something Here'

    The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward was skeptical during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” regarding President Obama’s claim that there isn’t “even a smidgen of corruption” at the Internal Revenue Service. “There is obviously something here,” Woodward said of the IRS targeting scandal. “And the question is: Does this [House] … More

    IRS Scandal Continues: An IRS Employee Urged People to Re-Elect Obama

    The latest news from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) about illegal political activities at the IRS will certainly not help the administration’s (and Representative Elijah Cummings’) current narrative that there is not a “smidgen of corruption” at the IRS. OSC is an independent agency that investigates violations of the … More

    Obamas, Bidens Pay About Same in 2013 Income Taxes, Returns Show

    Four days before the April 15 filing deadline, the White House today released 2013 income tax returns for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden showing each man and his wife paid just under $100,000 in tax. The White House blog noted that the president and first lady reported … More

    In Wake of Contempt Vote for IRS's Lerner, House Democrats Lash GOP

    Democrats on a House committee probing improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service hit back at today’s 21-12 party-line vote that former IRS official Lois Lerner should be held in contempt of Congress. In twin releases, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) –ranking member of the Committee on Oversight … More

    Ukraine Crisis Holds Lessons for 'Lawless' IRS, Watchdog Says

    American taxpayers ought to be inspired to stand up to the Internal Revenue Service by the people “dying in Ukraine,” the top dog at a leading government watchdog group said this morning. “Criminal investigation has to be the end game,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said during a discussion … More

    Foundry Exclusive: 8 Election Experts Slam IRS for Interfering with Campaign Finance

    Eight former members of the Federal Election Commission today accused the Internal Revenue Service of attempting to “interfere” with campaign finance regulations enacted by Congress, The Foundry has learned. The former FEC commissioners signed a letter filed this afternoon as a public comment on the IRS’s proposed new rules on … More

    Conflict Seen in IRS Targeting Probe, Heritage Scholar Testifies

    The Justice Department’s choice of one of President Obama’s campaign donors to investigate improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service throws the fairness and independence of that probe into question, a Heritage Foundation legal analyst testified today before a House subcommittee. That designated investigator, Barbara Kay Bosserman … More

    Tax Dodge: Panel Urges Public to Thwart IRS Effort to Torpedo Conservative Groups

    The Internal Revenue Service has overstepped its legal boundaries and expertise to assault the free speech rights of nonprofit advocacy groups, but the public can put the IRS in its place by commenting in the next few days, campaign finance experts and journalists assembled at The Heritage Foundation said. The … More