Archive for the ‘ Internal Revenue Service ’ Category

By Jeff Stein
February 12, 2018

California’s plan to shield residents from a tax hike under President Trump’s tax plan is likely to fail, said seven former high-ranking Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department officials.

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WashPost: Obama administration delays another health care rule for small businesses

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The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department are postponing the enforcement of yet another rule tied to the president’s health care law. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

By J.D. Harrison
February 19, 2015 at 3:11 PM

One of these days, employers will experience the full effects of Obamacare — but not yet.

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KQED: Why Obamacare Means One of the Most Complicated Tax Seasons Ever


This is the first year people without health insurance could face big penalties. (Getty Images)

January 8, 2015 | 11:40 AM
By April Dembosky

Most days in early January, tax preparation offices are dead. Most people won’t get their W-2 or other tax documents until later this month.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!


Friday, June 20, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom Friday morning, in case you missed it!

Romney tops New Hampshire straw poll

With the Presidential Election a little more than two years off, the finger-in-the-water polling has started.

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House Republicans on Wednesday voted to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings.

By Josh Hicks and Ed O’Keefe,
May 8, 2014

The House voted Wednesday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois G. Lerner in contempt of Congress and request a special prosecutor to investigate the agency’s targeting of advocacy groups during the past two election cycles.

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SFChronicle: Millions laundered by FBI targets in Calif. Sen. Yee case


Henry K. Lee
Published 4:15 pm, Saturday, April 5, 2014

Reputed San Francisco Chinatown gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and his associates were making money in illegal ways and needed to hide it from federal authorities, so they funneled it into fake business accounts, according to the FBI – the classic definition of money laundering.

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WashPost: IRS to delay tax-filing season up to two weeks

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By Josh Hicks, E-mail the writer

The Internal Revenue Service plans to delay the tax-filing season by up to two weeks as a result of the 16-day government shutdown that ended last week, the agency announced Tuesday.

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LATimes: Consumers could be surprised at tax time due to federal health law

Health Insurance Rates

By Chad Terhune
September 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m.

Some families may end up owing Uncle Sam a sizable refund if they accept government help on buying health insurance next year under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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Reuters: Exclusive: IRS manual detailed DEA’s use of hidden intel evidence


Mon, Aug 5 2013
By John Shiffman and David Ingram

WASHINGTON | Thu Aug 8, 2013 9:54am EDT

(Reuters) – Details of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program that feeds tips to federal agents and then instructs them to alter the investigative trail were published in a manual used by agents of the Internal Revenue Service for two years.

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The Hill: Republicans say IRS can’t be trusted with ObamaCare data


By William Cutting
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 – 04:15 p.m.

The train wreck that is ObamaCare is still hurtling down the tracks.  It used to be “out of sight, out of mind” but now its approach is growing closer.  We still can’t see it…but we are starting to hear the rumble echoing through the canyons in the distance.

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Voice of OC: FBI Spearheads Task Force to Probe OC Political Corruption

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The FBI says it’s formed a task force to investigate political corruption in Orange County.

Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 6:00 am | Updated: 2:31 pm, Thu Jul 25, 2013.

The FBI, Internal Revenue Service, district attorney and U.S. attorney’s office have formed a task force to investigate reports of political corruption in Orange County, the FBI confirmed Wednesday.

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TheAtlantieWire: Whatever Happened to Those Obama Scandals?

The Atlantic

Philip Bump
Jul 17, 2013

Those of you who are old enough may remember a time when Barack Obama was plagued with scandal. “Scandal politics sweep Capitol Hill,” Politico yelped. The suffix “-gate” was added to various words.

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The Hill: GOP seeks to torpedo IRS budget

The Hill

By Bernie Becker and Peter Schroeder – 07/09/13 08:16 PM ET

House Republicans are going on offense against the Internal Revenue Service with measures to slash the agency’s spending and reform what they say has become a culture of abuse.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!


Friday, May 24, 2013 – 06:00 a.m.

Here’s some news moving across the transom Friday morning.

IRS manager placed on leave

Lois Lerner, the manager at the center of a massive scandal at the Internal Revenue Service, was placed on paid leave Thursday afternoon. The move comes after Lerner invoked her fifth amendment right against self-incrimination before a congressional oversight committee earlier this week.

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LATimes: Top IRS official pleads the 5th Amendment at testy House hearing

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The star witness at a hearing investigating the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups invoked her constitutional right to not answer questions.

By Richard Simon and Melanie Mason
May 22, 2013, 8:47 a.m.

WASHINGTON — A top Internal Revenue Service official invoked the 5th Amendment and declined to testify Wednesday before a House committee investigating the agency’s mishandling of applications by some conservative groups for tax-exempt status.

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WashPost: With more clarity, White House adds to confusion on IRS

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By Dan Balz,
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It is never good for an administration when a front-page newspaper article about an ongoing controversy begins as follows: “The White House offered a new account Monday of how and when it learned . . . ” That’s what readers of The Post awoke to on Tuesday. In trying to contain the controversy and protect President Obama, White House officials have only added to questions about what happened.

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