Stories tagged: IRS
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 7:20 A.M.
Following Trump order, IRS shifts on health care mandate
The IRS says it’s following President Donald Trump’s executive order on health care by easing enforcement of the unpopular Obama-era requirement for people to have coverage or risk fines. Trump …
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 3:08 P.M.
Millions of families will wait longer for their tax refunds this year
For most taxpayers, the start of the tax season usually means receiving a sizable refund check that can go toward savings, long-needed car repairs or a treat such as a …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 6:43 A.M.
Tax filers claiming earned income tax credit to face refund delay this year
Low-income families who typically receive the federal earned income tax credit – and a tax refund of several thousand dollars – will have to wait longer than usual this year …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 12:52 P.M.
Conservatives seek to force House vote impeaching IRS chief
House conservatives intend to re-launch an effort Tuesday afternoon to force a vote to impeach Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen this week in the final days of this congressional …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 1:39 P.M.
Doctor who hid $3.6 million to evade taxes loses medical license
State officials have permanently revoked the medical license of a New Jersey doctor who recently admitted concealing more than $3.6 million to evade taxes and pay kickbacks for referrals.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 9:24 A.M.
Trump Foundation apparently admits to violating ban on ‘self-dealing,’ new filing to IRS shows
President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has apparently admitted to the IRS that it violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing,” which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity’s money to help …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 10:55 A.M.
Victims of stolen tax refunds down 50 percent this year, IRS says
The number of people who reported having phony tax returns filed in their names fell by more than 50 percent this year from 2015, the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 2:32 P.M.
Dozens charged in massive Indian call center scheme
The callers in India, claiming to be officials with the Internal Revenue Service or immigration services, would present those who answered the phone with an ultimatum. Pay us, or we’ll …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016, 11:14 A.M.
IRS to eliminate more than 7,000 jobs as fewer people file paper tax returns
In Covington, Kentucky, a small city of 40,000 just outside Cincinnati, times could be better. Median household income is just around $35,000. Twenty percent of the population doesn’t have health …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 8:45 P.M.
IRS commissioner faces GOP critics seeking his impeachment
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen spent nearly four hours Wednesday being verbally pummeled by the House conservatives who want to impeach him.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 6:01 P.M.
Trump tax plan may cost $1.5 trillion more than he says
Donald Trump’s tax plan may cost $1.5 trillion over the next decade more than he has projected and skew even more to the wealthy, according to a nonpartisan analysis released …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 7:27 P.M.
Deal averts vote on impeaching head of IRS
A last-minute deal between conservatives and GOP leaders in the House has averted votes expected Thursday on a measure to impeach the commissioner of the IRS.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Crowdfunding campaign will donate $6 million to vets if Trump releases tax returns
A 26-year-old Marine Corps veteran has launched a crowdfunding campaign that he says will donate $6 million to veterans organizations if Donald Trump releases his tax returns. The campaign, which …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 5:33 P.M.
Rep. Raul Labrador’s House caucus seeks to impeach IRS chief
Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, wants to do something that hasn’t happened since 1876: Vote to impeach an appointed official of the executive branch.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
House moving toward showdown over impeaching IRS chief
The House is moving toward a showdown vote this month over whether to impeach IRS chief John Koskinen. But with no chance the Senate would actually remove him from office, …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 4:31 P.M.
Blu-ray pitchman Erick Hansen receives 5-year prison sentence for wire fraud
Erick Hansen came to Spokane in 2007 with promises of building a digital media manufacturing plant in the downtown core. He left a federal courtroom Wednesday saying he had no …
SUNDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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’ …
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …