Tag Archives: IRS

How much does the tax code reduce inequality?


by David Wessel,  Brookings

There is, for good reason, a lot of focus these days on the widening gap between the top and the bottom in the U.S. economy.  Continue reading

IRS Can Audit For Three Years, Six….Or Forever


by Robert W. Wood,  Forbes

In most cases, the IRS has three years to audit after you file your return. Continue reading

Obama’s spiteful legacy


,  The Washington Post

Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless. Continue reading

Ex-IRS official called conservatives ‘crazies


by Stephen Ohlemacher, AP

 A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny.  Continue reading

Revealed: IRS and State Department conspired in targeting pro-Israel group


by Thomas Lifson,  American Thinker

The IRS scandal has just gained another dimension, and it is more than a “smidgen.” Emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the State Department was involved in the IRS’s attempt to deny tax-exempt status to Z-Street, the pro-Israel organization founded and run by AT contributor Lori Lowenthal Marcus, based on Z-Street’s pro-Israel positions that conflicted with Obama administration policy. This is known as “viewpoint discrimination,” and is strictly illegal.

The Wall Street Journal explains what has been uncovered:  Continue reading

Exclusive: Former IRS Information Tech Worker Doubts Agency’s Claim to have ‘Lost’ Lerner’s Emails


Bryan Preston,  PJMedia

Hardly anyone accepts the IRS’ claim to have lost two years of Lois Lerner’s emails. Those most familiar with government record retention requirements, and the technology used, probably are the most skeptical. Continue reading

Judicial Watch Obtains New Documents Showing IRS Targeting Came Directly From Washington D.C.


Katie Pavlich,  Townhall

New documents obtained and released through a Judicial Watch lawsuit show the targeting of tea party and conservative groups came directly out of Washington D.C., not a rogue IRS office in Cincinnati. Continue reading

What Happens When a Dark Money Group Blows Off IRS Rules? Nothing.


Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer,  Pro Publica

To see how easy it is for a dark money group to ignore the Internal Revenue Service, look no further than the loftily named Government Integrity Fund. Continue reading

Omission Outrage! Big Three Networks Censor Huge IRS Scandal Developments


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At this point it might take a dead body to get the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks to give the IRS-Tea Party scandal any sort of real coverage.

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What Newly Released Docs Tell Us About the IRS and How It Handles Dark Money Groups


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Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer,  PRO PUBLICA

A GOP-led House committee voted Wednesday to seek criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner, who used to run the IRS division in charge of tax-exempt groups.

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