How to fix the IRS nonprofit division

By Julie Patel

Employees, reformers offer three recommendations for improving the agency's flagging nonprofit division.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… There is a similar commission in Australia. Streckfus’s hope: President Barack Obama’s next State of the Union address highlights the need for a new regulato …"

IRS employees back Obama, Democrats

By Michael Beckel

IRS employees routinely open wallets for Democratic candidates and liberal groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… ntegrity analysis of Federal Election Commission filings maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics. The donations were split roughly evenly between Obama's two presidential …"

"… r union has historically supported Democratic candidates, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Both the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee …"

FACT CHECK: Social Security scare tactics

By FactCheck.Org

Both campaigns make misleading claims about potential changes to Social Security

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 …"

Nonprofit profile: Ending Spending

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the nonprofit group, supporting fiscal conservatives

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 "Elizabeth Warren":

"… ing. Nor is it required to.– Robert Farley …"

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 "president and vice president":

"… ge in fiscal year 2015, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.The president and vice president have given a series of speeches in recent days to gather public support fo …"

"… tt Rule wouldn’t raise as much money as you might think listening to the president and vice president. It would generate $20 billion a year in additional tax revenue — which …"

DOD has a hand out on April 17

By Aaron Mehta

And where did you think your tax money was going?

Senate committee finds most 'trapped' offshore income is already in U.S.

By John Aloysius Farrell

Senate committee finds most 'trapped' offshore income from Google, Microsoft already in U.S.

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 "Pennsylvania":

"… y, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.We won’t go into the audience booing when Cain was asked about the sexua …"

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 "South Carolina":

"… ed lower- and middle-class residents would see a tax break.Perry, Oct. 25, South Carolina: "We will increase the standard exemption for individuals and dependents t …"

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 "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

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 …"

Top fisheries official says EU is investigating illegalities by Spanish companies

By Kate Willson

Top EU fishing official responds to allegations of misappropriated funds by ICIJ

FACT CHECK: Ad on billionaire's statement misses the facts

By FactCheck.Org

Tax burden is actually more equal than liberal advocacy group portrays in video campaign

Subsidy methodology

A look behind ICIJ's reporting on their second installment in overfishing coverage

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

FACT CHECK: Twists and turns on the U.S. debt ceiling

By FactCheck.Org and Scott Blackburn

Senate GOP leader, senior House Democrat misstate debt ceiling facts

FACT CHECK: Obama's mis-Tweets

By Lori Robertson and FactCheck.Org

President dives into social media - and misses on electric cars and taxes

IRS in the dark about number of tax shelters and avoidance schemes

By Laurel Adams

IRS says 1 million tax returns sought to evade taxes in some way

Excerpts from this story referencing "Business":

"… 2.4 billion, of which taxpayers disagreed with about 84 percent. The Small Business division examination of 125,700 returns with suspected avoidance schemes r …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "spokeswoman":

"… for some time— 65 percent were owed from 2003 through 2008.Moira Mack, a spokeswoman for the Office of Management and Budget, which oversees the stimulus progr …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Internal Revenue Service":

"… an $5.8 billion in residential energy credits on 2009 tax returns. But the Internal Revenue Service is unable to verify if individuals claiming credits are actually entitled …"

Bankers, consumer groups clash over IRS plan to crack down on foreign tax cheats

By Michael Hudson

US banks say they shouldn't have to report foreign deposits

Grants.gov struggles to track its expenses while managing $500 billion in grants

By Laurel Adams

Grants.gov, created to streamline bureaucracy for grants, is failing

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

Improper EITC payments top $11 billion

By Laurel Adams

A quarter of earned income tax credit payments are improper, amounting to $11 billion to $13 billion in 2009, the Internal Revenue Service r

Excerpts from this story referencing "Internal Revenue Service":

"… ayments are improper, amounting to $11 billion to $13 billion in 2009, the Internal Revenue Service reports.The program is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to m …"

Tax credits for alternative-fuel vehicles went to prisoners, IRS employees

By Laurel Adams

The IRS allowed $33 million in erroneous tax credits for alternative-fuel motor vehicles last year. A review by the Treasury inspector gene

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