Stories tagged: IRS
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:29 a.m.
Pence to release tax returns next week; no word on release by Donald Trump
Republican vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence is ready to release his tax returns. But don’t expect the same from Donald Trump.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 6:21 a.m.
Lewiston firm Presnell Gage notifying clients of information hacks
Lewiston-based accounting firm Presnell Gage is in the process of notifying about 100 individuals or companies that their information may have been hacked during a data breach in the past …
Tue., July 26, 2016, 5:47 p.m.
Spokane CPA admits filing false tax returns
A Spokane certified public accountant pleaded guilty Tuesday to filing false tax returns in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Mon., July 18, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
IRS taxpayer assistance office in Spokane to be open by appointment only
The IRS taxpayer assistance center in Spokane will be open by appointment only starting Monday.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
IRS urges tax preparers to protect against identity theft
The Internal Revenue Service is urging tax preparers to protect against the theft of their clients’ data.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
House GOP gives election-year airing to IRS gripes
Republicans gave an election-year airing to their complaints about IRS chief John Koskinen Tuesday, telling a GOP-run House committee that he should be impeached for lying to lawmakers and destroying …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
House GOP chairman seeks to censure IRS head
The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has introduced a resolution to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Tax time: More than 5M returns expected by midnight deadline
Millions of taxpayers were facing a midnight deadline to file their tax returns, while millions of others were asking for a six-month extension. The filing deadline on Monday was delayed …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Tax time: Still need more time? How to file a tax extension
Procrastinators rejoice: tax day is a bit later this year and if you still can’t make that, there’s still time to file for an extension. The deadline was extended to …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Pay taxes, buy a Slurpee: IRS now accepts taxes at 7-Eleven
The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that taxpayers who need to make a payment in cash can now do so at 7-Eleven convenience stores.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 8:56 a.m.
Unclaimed tax refunds for Washington residents estimated at $25.2 million
Tax refunds totaling $25.2 million may be waiting for about 26,000 Washington taxpayers from unfiled 2012 tax returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Snapchat, Seagate among companies duped in tax-fraud scam
A major phishing scheme has tricked several major companies – among them, the messaging service Snapchat and disk-drive maker Seagate Technology – into relinquishing tax documents that exposed their workers’ …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
Health law fines double for many uninsured at tax time, company says
Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obama’s health care law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Prepaid card users, under scrutiny, find tax refunds frozen
Thousands of people have had their prepaid debit cards frozen when they try to direct their tax refund to their accounts, a result of financial industry efforts to combat an …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
Trump says he ‘can’t’ release his tax returns. IRS doesn’t see why not.
Donald Trump says he would like to release his tax returns to the public, but just can’t. The Internal Revenue Service and tax experts, though, say he can.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
IRS computer breach may have 700,000 victims, tax officials say
The IRS says the number of taxpayers whose tax information may have been stolen by computer hackers now exceeds 700,000 – more than double the agency’s previous estimate.
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Former Seattle IRS agent to face trial on bribery charge
A former IRS agent in Seattle is set to face trial this week on accusations that he solicited and received a $20,000 bribe from a medical marijuana dispensary.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
IRS computer problems shut down tax return e-file system
The IRS stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns Wednesday because of problems with some of its computer systems. The outage could affect refunds, but the agency said it doesn’t anticipate …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
IRS: it’s worth your time to see if you’re eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit
The IRS wants taxpayers who earned less than $53,267 last year to know that they may qualify for a lucrative credit that can put thousands of dollars back in their …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 7:53 a.m.
IRS phone service has left taxpayers on hold
The Internal Revenue Service, which saw its workforce dwindle steadily from 2010 to 2015, says a modest budget increase has left it better equipped to respond to the tens of …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
IRS auctions home of former state Rep. Phil Hart
The home of tax-protesting former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart was auctioned off on the Kootenai County Courthouse steps for back taxes this morning, and sold for $182,000 to a …
Sat., Jan. 2, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
New scams join old in 2015
Everything old is new again, at least as far as scams making a comeback in the Spokane area. And as 2015 came to a close, the Spokane Better Business Bureau …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 1:22 p.m.
Jan. 28 IRS auction set for tax-protesting ex-lawmaker’s home
The IRS has set a new date to auction off the home of former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, to offset his federal income tax debts: Jan. 28 at …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 6:24 p.m.
Renewable fuels company CEO expected to plead guilty to federal charges
Scott C. Johnson, the founder of a Pasco-based biofuel company, faces criminal charges after federal investigators say he bilked the IRS out of more than $9.5 million between 2012 and …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 12:28 p.m.
Tax-protesting ex-lawmaker fails to pay on time to re-buy log home
Tax-protesting former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart failed to pay in time to buy back his Athol home from the IRS, after successfully bidding for it at auction; now a …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 10:33 p.m.
Former Idaho lawmaker re-buys home at auction, fails to pay on time
Tax-protesting former Idaho State Rep. Phil Hart successfully purchased his Athol home from the IRS at a public auction last month, but he missed an Oct. 22 deadline to pay …
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, midnight
Krauthammer: GOP swings, misses at oversight
Inept questioning allows Clinton, others to elude accountability.
Tue., Sept. 1, 2015, midnight
Spokane public accountant indicted on tax fraud, evasion charges
A Spokane public accountant has been indicted on eight counts of federal tax fraud and evasion. A grand jury alleges that between 2009 and 2011, Roger A. Stadtmueller failed to …
Sun., July 26, 2015, midnight
Ex-Idaho Rep. Phil Hart settles federal tax dispute
BOISE – Former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has settled his long-running tax dispute with the IRS, agreeing to let the feds auction off his Athol home for unpaid back …
Thu., July 24, 2014, midnight
IRS, taxpayers face more identity theft cases
When Steve Martin tried to wrap up mortgage paperwork last week to buy a Spokane home, he thought he could simply verify through the IRS that he hadn’t paid taxes …