Stories tagged: IRS
UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 10:49 a.m.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that a confidential IRS memo does not undermine the agency’s justification for denying lawmakers’ request for President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Thu., April 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
Federal agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore’s embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children’s books to disguise government kickbacks.
Tue., April 9, 2019
For the treasury secretary to seek to decide whether to pass on the president’s tax return to Congress would surely be inappropriate and probably illegal.
Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff said Sunday that Democrats will “never” see the president’s tax returns, abandoning Trump’s long-held position that he would someday release the documents for …
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
Fewer than half of 26,000 furloughed IRS employees who have been recalled to work during the government shutdown to handle tax returns and taxpayers’ questions have returned to their jobs …
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Congress is expected to quickly pass legislation that would temporarily reopen the government after President Donald Trump announced a deal to end the record 35-day partial federal shutdown. Here’s a …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 8:15 a.m.
Hundreds of Internal Revenue Service employees have received permission to skip work during the partial government shutdown due to financial hardship, and union leaders said Tuesday they expect that number …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
The Internal Revenue Service plans to pay tax refunds in the coming weeks, administration officials say, after the White House decided Monday it was legally permissible to process tax returns …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, noon
The Internal Revenue Service has reinstated the tax-exempt status of a nonprofit operated by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who has been banned from using mainstream online platforms to raise money.
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 4 a.m.
The largest piece of legislation passed by this Congress was last year’s federal tax bill, which made sweeping changes to both individual and corporate filers. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
A California man was sentenced to more than four years in prison Friday after he previously pleaded guilty to defrauding millions of dollars from the government through the sale of …
Tue., April 17, 2018, 9:36 a.m.
The Internal Revenue Service’s electronic system that allows Americans to submit their tax returns online has partly failed Tuesday, complicating filing for the millions of taxpayers attempting to meet the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
The acting head of the IRS says the current tax-filing season has gone well, while acknowledging the tough challenge the cash-strapped agency faces of administering the new tax law that …
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
The website Backpage.com was taken down Friday and seized by federal law enforcement authorities, according to a notice posted online.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 11:47 a.m.
Since 1968, Tax-Aide has been taking some of the pain out of tax season. The free tax preparation program targets low- and moderate-income people age 50 and older, but anyone …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
The new federal tax cuts should add a jolt to the state’s economy, a new revenue forecast says. Not a huge jolt. Not a marijuana-sized jolt.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they’ll be able to return to work and how long they’ll have to go without being paid …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
A Nigerian man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for his role in the bilking of over $11 million via an identity-theft scheme from the Internal Revenue …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
The White House named a Treasury official to serve as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday, succeeding an IRS commissioner who has drawn the ire of congressional …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
The Trump administration has agreed to a “very substantial” payout and is apologizing to tea party groups to settle lawsuits over the extra, often burdensome IRS scrutiny they received when …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Tax season begins in just a few months, which means there’s precious little time left to prevent unwelcome tax surprises next April. For many people, the blow comes when they …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
The IRS suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax Friday after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Senators are expressing bewilderment that credit reporting company Equifax has received a $7.25 million contract with the IRS to provide taxpayer and personal identity verification services.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
The company at the center of the biggest breach of personal information just signed a contract with the federal government to provide, well, personal information.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
People should be aware “that what they say and do online” could be used against them by the IRS, says Kimberly Houser, associate professor of business law at Washington State …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
H&R Block Inc. has named a former Uber executive as its new CEO.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
A fire official says about 10 people were sickened by a suspicious package in the mailroom of a sprawling IRS building in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
The IRS says it is seeing a big drop in the number of tax refunds being stolen by identity thieves after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to fight …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
The IRS says boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. still owes $22.2 million in taxes from 2015, the year he earned his biggest payday with a blockbuster fight against Manny Pacquiao.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
An Olympia man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges.