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.

'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 "Mark Pryor":

"… ive in 2014. The other five are West Virginia (Jay Rockefeller); Arkansas (Mark Pryor); Iowa (Tom Harkin); Minnesota (Al Franken) and Montana (Max Baucus).Labor …"

FACT CHECK: Facing facts on fiscal cliff

By FactCheck.Org

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

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.

FACT CHECK: Obama’s ‘Boss’ Baloney

By FactCheck.Org

The Obama campaign is up with a "badly misleading

Excerpts from this story referencing "Boss":

"… million in fictional losses to the IRS as part of the notorious ‘Son of Boss’ scandal. One of the largest tax avoidance schemes in history.” On scr …"

"… started using a tax shelter known to attorneys by its nickname: “Son of Boss.” The company claimed $71 million in losses under that shelter, which th …"

"… d condenses all that into an unfair and misleading insinuation. The Son of Boss claims come immediately after the speculation about Romney’s p …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… s own campaign promise to raise taxes on upper-income households, the new president was a tax cutter in 2009.The Top 1 PercentThe CBO figures show rates have …"

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 "San Diego":

"… ”held in luxury hotels, frequently in vacation-worthy destinations like San Diego, New Orleans and Scottsdale.” These include “perks such as meals, recr …"

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

By FactCheck.Org

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "federal government":

"… g its tax burden through various tax credits and deductions created by the federal government (one example is clean energy incentives). It also has been creative in mov …"

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Tax gift to the rich

By John Aloysius Farrell

How one loophole helps some wealthy Americans pay less taxes

Excerpts from this story referencing "Dave Camp":

"… rence Chairman Jeb Hensarling ($525,000) and House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp ($527,000) are all favorites of the industry.Cantor, who has collected $5. …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Oakland University in Rochester":

"… ee markets, and their disdain for government.The debate was held Nov. 9 at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., and included eight candidates: Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, bu …"

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 "S corporation":

"… ntities that might be considered ‘small.’ For example, in 2005, 12,862 S corporations and 6,658 partnerships had receipts on more than $50 million.‘Millionai …"

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 "Herman Cain":

"… Cain’s False Attack on Planned Parenthood.” 1 Nov 2011. …"

"… f “genocide” and concentrating abortion clinics in black neighborhoods.Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, revels in being an unconventional …"

"… f of staff declaring that “America has never seen another candidate like Herman Cain,” and then taking a long drag on a cigarette and blowing smoke.But as he …"

"… misunderstanding him.– by Eugene KielySourcesMartin, Jonathan et al. “Herman Cain accused by two women of inappropriate behavior.” Politico. 31 Oct 2011. …"

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

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 "Herman Cain":

"… nd corporations.Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s proposal for a new flat tax, and Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, offer more radical change.Perry wants to slash taxes on in …"

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 "Intel":

"… anies, often just mailbox drops, that had no employees or physical assets. Intel and Coca-Cola, the Senate inquiry determined, used shell companies in the …"

"… ny one,” Kingson wrote. “Policy is a contest among taxpayers, and what Intel or GE or Pfizer does not pay, other people or their children will.” Many …"

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 "AdvaMed":

"… manufacturers’ trade group, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), pushed back, aided by industry giants Medtronic Inc., Johnson & John …"

"… the Center for Responsive Politics. The political action committee of the AdvaMed association alone contributed $10,584 to Hatch’s campaign, and $3,150 to …"

"… e revolving door connecting K Street with Capitol Hill.In December, former AdvaMed executive Brett Loper, who lobbied against the excise tax, was named House …"

"… ces charged to hospitals and other consumers to make up for excise tax, an AdvaMed spokeswoman declined to answer. She instead referred to a comment by David …"

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