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Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama's health care law. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Hopes IRS Scandal Will Take Down Biggest Target: Health Care

Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama’s health care law.

05/18/2013

President Barack Obama dismissed the idea of a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service Thursday, saying probes by Congress and the Justice Department should be able to figure out who was responsible for improperly targeting tea party groups when they applied for tax-exempt status. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images).

Obama: No Special Prosecutor To Investigate IRS

President Barack Obama dismissed the idea of a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service Thursday, saying probes by Congress and the Justice Department should be able to figure out who was responsible for improperly targeting tea party groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.

05/16/2013

Anger over President Barack Obama's policies drove businessman Tom Zawistowski to file paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service nearly three years ago to create the Ohio Liberty Coalition. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tea Party Groups: IRS Process A ‘Nightmare’

Anger over President Barack Obama’s policies drove businessman Tom Zawistowski to file paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service nearly three years ago to create the Ohio Liberty Coalition.

05/16/2013

Faced with a trio of controversies, President Barack Obama is trying to halt a perception spreading among both White House opponents and allies that he has been passive and disengaged as unexpected developments consume his second term. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Aims To Halt Perception Of A Passive President

Faced with a trio of controversies, President Barack Obama is trying to halt a perception spreading among both White House opponents and allies that he has been passive and disengaged as unexpected developments consume his second term.

05/16/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, May 15, 2013. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: IRS Commissioner Ousted Over Tea Party Targeting

Hurrying to check a growing controversy, President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service late Wednesday amid an outcry over revelations that the agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for scrutiny when they filed for tax-exempt status.

05/15/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder says the FBI's criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service could include potential civil rights violations, false statements and potential violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in some partisan political activities. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Holder: Potential Civil Rights Violations At IRS

Attorney General Eric Holder says the FBI’s criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service could include potential civil rights violations, false statements and potential violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in some partisan political activities.

05/15/2013

The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with Treasury officials Wednesday to discuss the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for special review. White House press secretary Jay Carney says Obama expects people to be held accountable. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Carney: Obama Wants Public To Understand, Believe IRS Is ‘Fair’ To Everyone

The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with Treasury officials Wednesday to discuss the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for special review. White House press secretary Jay Carney says Obama expects people to be held accountable.

05/15/2013

Tax Cheaters Pay Up $5.5 Billion In Amnesty Program

The Internal Revenue Service has recouped more than $5.5 billion under a series of programs that offered reduced penalties and no jail time to people who voluntarily disclosed assets they were hiding overseas, government investigators said Friday.

04/27/2013

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Study: D.C. Suburbs Hotbed For Potential Tax Cheaters

A new study by the National Taxpayer Advocate used confidential IRS data to show large clusters of potential tax cheats in five metropolitan areas, including the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

04/14/2013

Filling Out Forms

Plenty Of Changes For Tax Filers This Year

Experts recommend using some type of guidance to navigate forms and maximize your returns.

03/18/2013

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