Articles Tagged 'IRS'

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won’t be paid during the shutdown. With the official start of the tax filing season coming Jan. 28, the Trump administration has promised… READ MORE

GAO: IRS Had 4,487 Guns; 5,062,006 Rounds of Ammunition

( – The Internal Revenue Service had in its weapons inventory 4,487 guns and 5,062,006 rounds of ammunition as of late 2017, according to a report published this month by the Government Accountability Office. Included in this arsenal, according to the GAO, were 15 “fully automatic firearms” and 56,000 rounds of ammunition for those fully automatic firearms. The same report–“Federal… READ MORE

Americans’ personal data shared with CIA, IRS, others in security probe

Published on November 14, 2013

WASHINGTON — U.S. agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans in an attempt to root out untrustworthy federal workers that ended… READ MORE

IRS agent: Tax agency is still targeting Tea Party groups

by Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner
Published on August 9, 2013

In a remarkable admission that is likely to rock the Internal Revenue Service again, testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave… READ MORE

IRS manual detailed DEA’s use of hidden intelligence evidence

by John Shiffman and David Ingram, Yahoo News
Published on August 8, 2013

WASHINGTON – Details of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program that feeds tips to federal agents and then instructs them to alter the investigative trail… READ MORE
FBI Director Mueller Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

FBI Director Testifies He Doesn’t Know Who’s Leading Investigation in IRS Case

by Joe Schoffstall,
Published on June 14, 2013

While testifying before the House Judiciary Committee today, FBI Director Robert Mueller could not name the lead investigator in the IRS case involving the targeting… READ MORE

Tea Party groups sue IRS, claim targeting was widespread

by Susan Ferrechio, The Washington Examiner
Published on May 30, 2013

About two dozen Tea Party groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday that they said will prove the Internal Revenue Service’s practice of targeting conservative groups was… READ MORE
Lois Lerner

IRS Scandal Shows Importance of Privacy Protections

by Phil Kerpen |
Published on May 27, 2013

IRS apologists are furiously trying to change the subject from the outrageous targeting of political opponents by the IRS to a policy debate over forced… READ MORE
Tea Party

First tea party lawsuit against IRS

Published on May 21, 2013

A California tea party group sued the IRS on Monday, the first lawsuit in the wake of revelations the agency singled out conservative groups for… READ MORE

Justice Department, IRS scandals challenge Obama’s civil liberties credibility

by Scott Wilson, The Washington Post
Published on May 15, 2013

President Obama, a former constitutional law lecturer who came to office pledging renewed respect for civil liberties, is today running an administration at odds with… READ MORE

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