IRS says liberal group too political for 'social welfare' status

By Michael Beckel

Tax agency rejects pro-Blanche Lincoln group's application for tax-exempt status, calling it too focused on influencing elections.

Nonprofits spend money on campaigns despite benefactors' warnings

By Julie Patel

Despite warning, four nonprofits spent money on 2012 elections.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Nick Ryan":

"… d emails seeking comment. The Iowa-based American Future Fund, founded by Nick Ryan, a GOP consultant, received a $49.2 million grant from the Center to Prote …"

'Fiscal cliff' ads target candidates in 2014

By Rachael Marcus

Rove-affiliated nonprofit runs 'fiscal cliff' ads targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats.

Excerpts from this story referencing "George W. Bush":

"… sroads, co-founded by Karl Rove, a former aid to Republican President George W. Bush, is one of the heavy-hitting advocacy organizations speaking out …"

FACT CHECK: Facing facts on fiscal cliff

By FactCheck.Org

How did the U.S. reach a 'fiscal cliff' and what does it mean?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Facebook":

"… is also encouraging people to “keep the conversation going online” on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #My2K.The White House construction is accura …"

Investment managers top list of super PAC donors

By Rachael Marcus and Andrea Fuller

Hedge fund managers, other investors top donors by industry to super PACs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "the primary":

"… ted $16.5 million in former House Speaker Gingrich via Winning Our Future, the primary pro-Gingrich super PAC, before the candidate dropped out May 2.Now the top …"

FACT CHECK: Obama’s ‘Boss’ Baloney

By FactCheck.Org

The Obama campaign is up with a "badly misleading

FACT CHECK: Truth about tax rate talking points

By FactCheck.Org

Despite common talking points, tax rates were actually at a 30-year low in 2008-2009 period.

ALEC faces new challenge to tax-exempt status

By John Dunbar

A group of clergy is challenging the tax status of the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arizona":

"… sociation and an immigration bill which reportedly served as the basis for Arizona’s law and was drafted with help from a private prison company. The immig …"

FACT CHECK: Elizabeth Warren attacks GE's controversial tax practices

By FactCheck.Org

Massachusetts Senate candidate makes sweeping, inaccurate statement about corporate tax loopholes.

FACT CHECK: 'Fat Cats' ad not quite accurate on Buffett Rule

By FactCheck.Org

In advocating for Buffett Rule, gives false impression of tax rates for the ultra-wealthy.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush tax cuts":

"… billionaires” wouldn’t be subject to the proposed law — even if the Bush tax cuts were extended beyond Dec. 31, 2012, when they are due to expire. TPC estim …"

"… 0 households would have to pay higher taxes under the Buffett Rule, if the Bush tax cuts were extended. That’s about 50 percent of the 438,000 househol …"

"… 00,000 and $1 million would be subject to the Buffett Rule — even if the Bush tax cuts were extended.So, the vast majority of “fat cats” are already paying …"

FACT CHECK: What Priorities USA Action doesn’t tell you

By FactCheck.Org

Pro-Obama super PAC ad leaves out important truths in ad condemning Romney's past business dealings.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush tax cuts":

"… rate, and repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax. Romney would also extend the Bush tax cuts that are due to expire at the end of the year. However, he would allow Oba …"

FACT CHECK: Warren Buffett's tax rate is an exception, not a rule

By FactCheck.Org

Most high-earning tax payers actually do pay a higher rate than the middle-class.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush tax cuts":

"… to the Tax Policy Center’s analysis.Under current law (which assumes the Bush tax cuts expire as scheduled at the end of this year), the Tax Policy Center estima …"

"… would return to 20 percent and the top income rate to 39.6 percent, if the Bush tax cuts expire, as explained by the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis& …"

DOD has a hand out on April 17

By Aaron Mehta

And where did you think your tax money was going?

FACT CHECK: Obama’s trillion-dollar exaggeration

By FactCheck.Org

President Obama throws around a big number calling for an end to Bush tax cuts

FACT CHECK: Ideal tax?

By FactCheck.Org

Gingrich’s plan would mean nearly zero tax for Romney

Excerpts from this story referencing "health care law":

"… the one proposed by President Barack Obama. That’s because under the new health care law, which Romney vows to repeal, there’s an additional 3.8 percent tax …"

Romney's small tax bill could be a big problem

By Corbin Hiar

The millionaire former venture capital partner pays an effective tax rate lower than a family earning less than $70,000

FACT CHECK: Few errors in Myrtle Beach GOP debate

By FactCheck.Org

Myrtle Beach GOP debate surprisingly factual, with a few exceptions

Excerpts from this story referencing "United States":

"… new markets.Ron Paul vs. History: Income TaxRep. Ron Paul claimed that the United States had no income tax “up until 1913.” Not quite. Congress passed the Reve …"

Tax gift to the rich

By John Aloysius Farrell

How one loophole helps some wealthy Americans pay less taxes

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congressional Research Service":

"… ing payroll taxes, is 17.4 percent.Federal taxes are “regressive,” the Congressional Research Service reported in an October study. “The average tax rate decreases as taxable …"

FACT CHECK: GOP candidates misstate taxes and federal government pay

By FactCheck.Org

Republican debate featured mistakes on how many people pay taxes and how much they spend on tax prep

FACT CHECK: John Boehner’s big stretch on small business

By FactCheck.Org

Speaker Boehner majorly flubs statistics on "millionaire" tax question

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush tax cuts":

"… s proposed 2011 budget, which, among other things, called for allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire for people making over $200,000 (or for couples making over $250 …"

FACT CHECK: Herman Cain’s pattern of evasion and misdirection

By FactCheck.Org

GOP candidate contradicts himself on abortion, 9-9-9 and now, on allegations of sexual harassment

Excerpts from this story referencing "CEO":

"… centrating abortion clinics in black neighborhoods.Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, revels in being an unconventional candidate. His c …"

FACT CHECK: Rick Perry’s dubious tax promise

By FactCheck.Org

Texas Gov. and presidential contender's flat tax plan isn't quite flat for lower-income taxpayers

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush tax cuts":

"… ” And compared with “current law,” under which all the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts would expire, the loss in revenue would be close to $1 trillion in 2015, a …"

How candidates' tax plans would affect one struggling family

By Amy Biegelsen and John Aloysius Farrell

Republican presidential candidates' ambitious tax plans don't help working class

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush tax cuts":

"… ts here show a sampling of the tax proposals, and what would happen if the Bush tax cuts expire.In a nutshell, Obama wants to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthi …"

"… d happen if the Bush tax cuts expire.In a nutshell, Obama wants to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, while retaining them for working and middle- …"

"… working and middle-class families.Mitt Romney’s plan would preserve the Bush tax cuts for the rich as well, and cut taxes on wealthy estates and corporations.Te …"

Wealthy corporations with a trillion dollars stashed offshore lobby for a 'holiday' from U.S. taxes

By John Aloysius Farrell and Aaron Mehta

Wealthy corporations are lobbying for a tax holiday for a trillion dollars stashed offshore

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arizona":

"… cratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona. It would reduce the tax on repatriated earnings to 5.25 or 8.75 percent, …"

How an Obama fundraiser turned Oklahoma into a personal tax haven

By Bill Allison

How George Kaiser turned Oklahoma into his personal tax haven

FACT CHECK: Obamas' tax rate not lower than the average teacher's

By FactCheck.Org

From every angle, the Obamas' tax rate was substantially higher than that of a teacher or firefighter

GAO says at least 3,700 stimulus recipients are delinquent on taxes

By Laurel Adams

Stimulus recipients who got $24 billion owe $750 million in taxes

IRS isn't catching fraudulent and excessive home energy credits

By Laurel Adams

IRS can't verify $6.8 billion in energy tax credits claimed by home owners

Medical device industry lobbies IRS, Congress to dodge health law tax

By Joe Eaton

Device makers lobbying to get out from under tax imposed by health care reform law

Excerpts from this story referencing "Patton Boggs":

"… House, George Schutzer, a tax lobbyist and attorney at the Washington firm Patton Boggs, said he doubts Congress is ready to overturn the device tax. A win for th …"

IRS could save millions through e-filing

By Laurel Adams

Electronic filing of tax returns could save the Internal Revenue Service millions of dollars. The IRS currently spends $3.29 to process each