IRS Urged to Crack Down on Multimillion-Dollar IRAs

November 20, 2014 8:40 AM Comments

The Internal Revenue Service is being urged to bolster its enforcement efforts on multimillion-dollar Individual Retirement Accounts in a new government report that also encourages Congress to provide more direction.

Government Officials Continued To Collect American Calling Records Despite Concerns

November 20, 2014 8:35 AM Comments

Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn’t providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say.

Postal Service Almost Never Denies Mail Surveillance Requests

November 20, 2014 8:31 AM Comments

The U.S. Postal Service almost never denies requests to track suspects’ mail on behalf of law-enforcement agencies through a controversial surveillance program known for having compliance problems, according to a federal auditor.

Taxable Income for Retired Federal Employees

November 20, 2014 8:28 AM Comments

As a retired federal employee, you could have as many as four different income streams coming from your Federal retirement benefits. Most of these income streams can be subject to taxation.

Social Security: Rewards for Waiting

November 20, 2014 4:08 AM Comments

The Social Security Administration has been looking at ways to encourage people to wait to take benefits, ideally to full retirement age, which is currently 66 or 67 based on the year you were born.

Former U.S. Forest Service Employee Charged With Theft Of Government Money

November 19, 2014 7:18 PM Comments

A former employee of the federal government has been charged with the theft of funds.

The Fed is Worried About the Stock Market

November 19, 2014 4:13 PM Comments

The Federal Reserve is not supposed to care what the stock market. But the minutes of the Fed’s latest policy meeting clearly show that central bankers don’t ignore Wall Street.

8 EPA Employees Paid $1 Million to Do Nothing

November 19, 2014 4:06 PM Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) kept employees on paid administrative leave for years, at a cost of more than $1 million.

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