House Panel: IRS Conferences Racked Up $50M Tab, Hefty Hotel BillsA House committee says a soon-to-be released Treasury Department report finds the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold about 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012.
Conservatives Push Less Discretion For IRS Amid Scandal The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups has little if anything to do with most everyday taxpayers, but some lawmakers are hoping attention to the budding scandal will swell public and political support for rewriting and simplifying a federal tax code that has undergone some 5,000 changes in the past dozen years.
Dem Rep: 'There Will Be Hell To Pay' For Refusal To Cooperate In IRS ScandalThe Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups has told Congress she did nothing wrong and has invoked her constitutional right to not answer lawmakers' questions.
GOP Hopes IRS Scandal Will Take Down Biggest Target: Health CarePolitical 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.
Obama: No Special Prosecutor To Investigate IRSPresident 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.
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.
Obama Aims To Halt Perception Of A Passive PresidentFaced 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.
Obama: IRS Commissioner Ousted Over Tea Party TargetingHurrying 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.
Holder: Potential Civil Rights Violations At IRSAttorney 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.
Carney: Obama Wants Public To Understand, Believe IRS Is 'Fair' To EveryoneThe 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.
Tax Cheaters Pay Up $5.5 Billion In Amnesty ProgramThe 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.
Study: D.C. Suburbs Hotbed For Potential Tax CheatersA 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.
Plenty Of Changes For Tax Filers This YearExperts recommend using some type of guidance to navigate forms and maximize your returns.
As The Tax Man Cometh, Tips For Getting ReadyThe IRS expects 75 percent of all 2012 returns will get a refund, so if you haven't started preparing your taxes yet, do it.