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IRS vendors owe $589 million in back taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has been doing business with nearly 1,200 vendors that owe back taxes, including one unnamed contractor that owed a whopping $525 million, a new inspector general's report says.

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 08:00pm EST

IRS nominee on track for approval despite acrimony

IRS nominee on track for confirmation despite acrimony among Senate Democrats, Republicans

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 05:45pm EST

IRS nominee Koskinen pledges to turn around employee morale, pushes for budget increase

John Koskinen, President Barack Obama's pick to lead the embattled Internal Revenue Service, pledged to restore public trust in the agency following the recent uproar over revelations of purported political bias by IRS employees. Speaking before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning, Koskinen also said he'd work to turn around the declining employee morale.

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 02:02pm EST

Agencies eager to understand benefits of cloud credential exchange

The Postal Service will kick off its pilot to provide identity management services in the cloud in early 2014. The IRS and DHS also are pursuing complimentary initiatives to authorize and authenticate users.

Friday - 11/15/2013, 04:01am EST

700 IRS contract workers owe $5.4M in back taxes

Nearly 700 IRS contract workers owe $5.4 million in back taxes; most are not in payment plans

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 10:30pm EDT

DHS CFO Sherry heading to the IRS

Peggy Sherry will become the deputy commissioner for operations support at the IRS as of Nov. 4. She is the fourth executive to come to the IRS since the service's scandal broke earlier this summer.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 12:30pm EDT

Shutdown causes IRS to delay tax filing season

In a hurry to get your tax refund? Government shutdown causes IRS to delay 2014 tax season

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 08:40am EDT

IRS official at heart of tea party scandal retires

IRS says official at center of tea party scandal retiring; Lois Lerner had been on paid leave

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 03:20am EDT

Report: Budget cuts hurt tax collections by IRS

IRS tax collections from enforcement actions drop for second year as agency faces budget cuts

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 11:40am EDT

How many furlough days did feds actually take?

With the end of fiscal 2013 just over a month away, many agencies are wrapping up their furlough days. Some agencies have even reduced the number of unpaid leave days they originally thought they would need. This graphic depicts the total number of furlough days originally declared by agencies versus the number of furloughs actually taken.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:00pm EDT

Face of Furloughs: Feds swamped by Sandy, double dose of furloughs

A New York family is getting help from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance fund as they dig out from Hurricane Sandy and endure a double dose of furloughs.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 03:32pm EDT
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IRS postpones Aug. 30 furlough day

IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel announced to staff Wednesday the agency was postponing the agencywide furlough day scheduled for Aug. 30.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 04:10pm EDT

Who is John Koskinen?

John Koskinen was named as President Barack Obama's pick to lead the IRS. His ties to Washington, D.C. and public service go back many years.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 02:40pm EDT

House passes bills to halt bonuses, increase transparency of feds

The House passed the Stop Government Abuse Act Thursday by a vote of 239-176. The bill is part of a Republican legislative package aimed at slashing government waste and abuse.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 11:46am EDT

Obama picks restructuring expert Koskinen to take over IRS

President Barack Obama is nominating retired corporate restructuring expert John Koskinen to take over the Internal Revenue Service, which is under fire for its screening of political groups.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 03:39pm EDT

GSA, Treasury officials decry House committee budget shortfalls

Top officials at the Treasury Department and the General Services Administration say budget cuts being considered by House lawmakers - and that have since adopted by the House Appropriations Committee - would erode their agencies' missions. In sharply divided vote mostly along partisan lines Wednesday, the committee approved the fiscal 2014 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 06:25pm EDT

Feds' silver lining stalked by dark cloud

All of a sudden, things are looking up. The IRS has canceled at least one planned furlough day and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has scrubbed round two of its tough furlough policy. So what's not to like? Some feds say the reason the silver lining is so bright is that it is framed by a very large, very dark cloud, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

CMS, IRS promise to meet cybersecurity requirements to protect Affordable Care Act data

While leaders at CMS said the hub connecting personal information stored in the health insurance marketplace to multiple agencies will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, legislators are concerned with how well CMS is securing individuals' personal information from cyber threats.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:31pm EDT

Canceled furlough day welcome, but what about Aug. 30?

NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley applauded IRS' decision to cancel its July 22 furlough day, but she says that's not enough.
July 17, 2013

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 06:24pm EDT
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IRS cancels 1 furlough day

The Internal Revenue Service is canceling one of its planned furlough days. In an email to staff obtained by Federal News Radio, acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel announced the agency is forgoing the scheduled furlough day on July 22.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 04:49pm EDT
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