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IRS Awards Multimillion-Dollar Fraud-Prevention Contract to Equifax

on October 5, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract issued last week, even as lawmakers lash the embattled company about a massive security breach that exposed personal information of as many as 145.5 million Americans.

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Senators Demand Congress Stop IRS From Hiring Tax Cheats

on September 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Two top senators say the IRS may have been breaking federal law when it rehired tax cheats and other former workers who were let go under a cloud of suspicion.

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DOJ Says It Won’t Prosecute Lois Lerner for IRS Targeting Scandal

By on September 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DOJ Says It Won’t Prosecute Lois Lerner for IRS Targeting Scandal

The Justice Department said that it does not intend to prosecute Lois Lerner for her role in the IRS targeting scandal of Tea Party groups.

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Senator Wants to Stop the IRS From Rehiring Employees It Fired

By on July 28, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senator Wants to Stop the IRS From Rehiring Employees It Fired

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) wants the IRS to stop rehiring employees who were let go for performance or conduct problems.

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House Bill Cuts IRS Budget, Imposes Restrictions

By on June 29, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Bill Cuts IRS Budget, Imposes Restrictions

A spending bill has been introduced in the House that would reduce the overall budget for the IRS and impose new restrictions on the agency.

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Former IRS Revenue Officer Heading to Prison for Tax Evasion

By on May 10, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former IRS Revenue Officer Heading to Prison for Tax Evasion

A former IRS revenue officer has been sentenced to prison for tax evasion despite operating a business in which he helped clients deal with tax problems.

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New Budget Bill Contains Directives for IRS

By on May 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
New Budget Bill Contains Directives for IRS

The spending bill that just became law contains some provisions directed at the IRS that will be of particular interest to federal employees who work there.

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IRS Employee Indicted for Stealing Taxpayer IDs and Filing Fraudulent Returns

By on April 26, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IRS Employee Indicted for Stealing Taxpayer IDs and Filing Fraudulent Returns

An IRS employee has been indicted for wire fraud and identity theft of taxpayers’ personal information.

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Some in the Media Suggest IRS Employees Should Leak Trump’s Tax Returns

By on April 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Some in the media have suggested that federal employees at the IRS should consider leaking Donald Trump’s tax returns. There are considerable consequences to doing this, however.

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IRS Using Private Debt Collectors for Unpaid Taxes

By on April 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IRS Using Private Debt Collectors for Unpaid Taxes

The IRS recently announced that it will use a small number of private collection firms for some delinquent tax debts.

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