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IRS to offer buyouts, early retirements

IRS will offer buyouts to employees who do not deal directly with taxpayer services. It's possible that a second round of buyouts will be offered to a wider range of employees.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 03:14pm EDT
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Repeal of contractor tax withholding is sign of economic times

Scott Amey, general counsel and contracting specialist at the Project for Government Oversight, says the mood in Washington is much different from five years ago when the law was first passed.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 07:06pm EDT
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Analysis: Costs of IRS cuts

Tom Shoop is editor-in-chief of Government Executive.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:25pm EDT
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IRS: Budget cuts would hurt service, raise deficit

Legislation that would trim hundreds of millions of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service budget would force significant cuts in the services it provides taxpayers and cost the government $4 billion annually in lost revenue, the agency warned Congress on Monday.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 06:01pm EDT

NTEU warns against the loss of IRS jobs, revenue

The union that represents IRS workers is ramping up a public campaign in hopes of convincing voters that the loss of 4,000 tax collectors and agents would be bad for government services that they depend on. Congressional appropriators have proposed cutting the division's budget by $450 million-to-$600 million.

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 07:44pm EDT
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IG: Room for customer service improvement at IRS

J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, explains how IRS can improve its customer service.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 04:12pm EDT
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Analysis: What Bachmann's IRS experience means for her candidacy

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive, analyzes how federal experience might guide Michele Bachmann's presidential candidacy.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 06:21pm EDT
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Will Congress cut the size of the federal workforce?

For a long time now, lawyers have been the dominant profession in the House and Senate. But, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says maybe we could use some more doctors and carpenters who understand the measure-twice-cut-once rule.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 02:01am EDT

GSA leaves mileage reimbursement unchanged

GSA will leave the standard mileage reimbursement at 51 cents for government travel, even though the IRS has raised its rate to 55.5 cents.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 06:00am EDT

Congress should measure twice, cut workforce once

For a long time now lawyers have been the dominant profession in the House and Senate. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says maybe we could use some more doctors and carpenters who understand the measure-twice-cut-once rule.

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 02:01am EDT

IRS head apologizes to ID theft victims

The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service offered a public apology Thursday to taxpayers who have had their names and social security numbers used to claim fraudulent refunds. The IRS is working to strengthen its internal controls to prevent it from issuing such refunds in the future.

Friday - 06/03/2011, 08:29am EDT
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GAO: Stimulus contractors owe millions in back taxes

A Government Accountability Office report to be released Tuesday finds contractors who received stimulus funds have more than $757 million in back taxes.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 06:11pm EDT

GAO: Systematic reviews could help IRS save more

Saving money at your agency may be as simple as doing more of the good things you're already doing to save money.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 05:39pm EDT
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Contractor tax withholding off to a delayed start

The IRS issues rules to hold back part of contractor payments, then holds back the rule. We talk about the impact with Steve Charles with the immixGroup.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 09:08am EDT
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IRS nabs honors for clear writing in documents

Jodi Patterson of the IRS Office of Taxpayer Correspondence explains how the agency weathered its way through the first several months of the Plain Writing Act.

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 04:36pm EDT
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Agencies given 6 months to revamp online services

President Obama issues an Executive Order requiring agencies to focus on technological and process improvements for citizen-facing services. OMB's Zients said the government relies too much on the old way to help citizens - phone, in person and on paper.

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 07:49am EDT

Estate planning and more

Host Mike Causey is joined by estate planner Tom O'Rourke to discuss what you need to do to make sure your estate is in order. Also, Federal Times reporter Steve Losey gives us an update on a couple of bills making their way through Congress.
April 27, 2011

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 11:02pm EDT
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How to plan now for next year's taxes

Andrea Coombes, personal finance editor for MarketWatch

Monday - 04/18/2011, 07:27pm EDT
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Top ten tax return mistakes to not make

Ed Zurndorfer, registered employee benefit consultant, lists things not to do when filing your taxes.

Friday - 04/15/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Oversight committee passes bills targeting tax delinquent feds, contractors

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed two bills on Wednesday that prohibit a person with "seriously delinquent tax debt" from being a federal employee or contractor.

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 05:48pm EDT
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