Stories tagged: IRS
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.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Foot Locker Inc. suffered its worst stock decline in more than eight years after first-quarter results missed analysts’ estimates, an outcome the retailer blamed in part on slow income-tax refunds.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
IRS officials facing a tea party lawsuit over alleged targeting say their lives would be in danger if they testify publicly.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s order to ease limits on political activity by religious organizations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders, with some rejoicing in the freedom …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Declaring he was giving churches their “voices back,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for religious organizations – a …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
A former U.S. Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to using hacked information from four University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees to file false tax returns seeking IRS refunds.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
The U.S. treasury secretary says President Donald Trump “has no intention” of releasing his taxes returns to the public.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
New York would release the state tax returns for Donald Trump and other New Yorkers holding high office under state legislation crafted by Democratic lawmakers.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 5 a.m.
If the neighbors were the prime mover in your decision to sell the family home, Uncle Sam just might give you a break.