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 "U.S. Supreme Court":

"… t a new wave of political nonprofits have received in the wake of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision that has allowed them to flourish. The group that supplied some …"

'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 "Crossroads GPS":

"… s targeting four precariously positioned Senate Democrats hit the airwaves.Crossroads GPS, the politically active nonprofit that spent millions in the 2012 election …"

"… ly one month after the most expensive election in history — one in which Crossroads GPS spent more than $70 million — the organization launched a $500,000 telev …"

"… n in net new revenue; the Republicans’ plan, $800 billion in new revenue.Crossroads GPS spokesman Jonathan Collegio would not discuss what the ad campaign has in …"

"… not respond to follow-up questions about who the group’s top donors are.Crossroads GPS is a nonprofit and is not required to release the names of its donors.Fix …"

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 "Andrew":

"… ayroll Tax Cut Temporarily Extended into 2012.” IRS. 23 Dec 2011.Taylor, Andrew. “Hill leaders voice confidence in debt deal.” Associated Press. 16 No …"

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 "Congressional Research Service":

"… tion of one-third of all offshore earnings, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.Experts predict a territorial system would have a similar effect.“I thin …"

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 "Center for Media and Democracy":

"… he complaint was based, in part, on information about ALEC obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy, a nonprofit research group opposed to ALEC's legislative ambitions.ALEC, …"

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 "Washington":

"… mbent Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, says in her ad, “Today, Washington lets big corporations like GE pay nothing — zero — in taxes, while kid …"

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 "Tax Policy Center":

"… ich in this TV ad would be considered “the rest of us.”The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center divided “the rest of us” into 10 groups and found that  …"

"… al candidate Mitt Romney. Then again, there are those who pay more.Another Tax Policy Center analysis of the Buffett Rule found that about half of all “mil …"

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 "president":

"… da on April 16.The ad compares Romney as a young executive and Romney as a presidential candidate — going so far as to doctor an image of young Romney with a …"

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 "Tax Policy Center":

"… ddle of the income range in fiscal year 2015, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.The president and vice president have given a series of speeches in recent …"

"… uation that — making over a million dollars do the same exact thing."The Tax Policy Center did an analysis of the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012. Rob …"

"… percent — earning between $39,862 and $69,074 in 2011, according to the Tax Policy Center’s analysis.Under current law (which assumes the Bush tax cuts expire as …"

"… ssumes the Bush tax cuts expire as scheduled at the end of this year), the Tax Policy Center estimates the Buffett Rule would raise taxes for 116,000 households (or ab …"

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 "Tax Policy Center":

"… plan, [Romney] would pay a lot less,” said Eric Toder of the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, which has analyzed the tax plans of both candidates.“It’s o …"

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 "Obama administration":

"… only approved by Congress under Obama. But that, too, ignores work by the Obama administration to break a stalemate and win agreement from lawmakers on the deals. The&nb …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tax Policy Center":

"… ederal income taxes, you have a real problem."According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, it’s true that 46.4 percent of families and individuals won’t pay fed …"

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

By FactCheck.Org

Speaker Boehner majorly flubs statistics on "millionaire" tax question

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 "Tax Policy Center":

"… he Washington Post: “Robert Williams, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center is working on an analysis of Cain’s signature proposal. Williams said it …"

"… ed on Cain’s public statements and his campaign website, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center did not include the tax credit for the working poor when it produced an&nb …"

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 "Tax Policy Center":

"… n America.” But a newly released analysis of his plan by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center concluded that many lower-income persons and families would see their taxe …"

"… would result in a dramatic decrease in overall revenues, according to the Tax Policy Center analysis. The Tax Policy Center predicts that Rick Perry’s “flat tax …"

"… ease in overall revenues, according to the Tax Policy Center analysis. The Tax Policy Center predicts that Rick Perry’s “flat tax” plan would amount to a tax cut …"

"… r.“The Perry plan would reduce federal tax revenues dramatically,” the Tax Policy Center said in a report posted Oct. 31. “Relative to a current policy base …"

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 "Americans for Tax Reform":

"… iWatch News. The Heritage report sparked a retort from Grover Norquist at Americans for Tax Reform, another conservative group, who praised the stock buybacks and higher div …"

How an Obama fundraiser turned Oklahoma into a personal tax haven

By Bill Allison

How George Kaiser turned Oklahoma into his personal tax haven

Excerpts from this story referencing "fundraiser":

"… partment's inspector general and a House subcommittee. Kaiser's role as a fundraiser for Obama's 2008 campaign — the Tulsa World reported that, in March 2007 …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "CEO":

"… ing a higher effective tax rate than somebody like myself or Jeff [Weiner, CEO of Linkdin], who’ve been incredibly blessed."When we asked the White Hou …"

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 "industry giants":

"… e Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), pushed back, aided by industry giants Medtronic Inc., Johnson & Johnson, 3M Co., and others.With the help of …"

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