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House subcommittee approves 24 percent cut to IRS budget

The embattled Internal Revenue Service faces a 24 percent cut to its budget next year, under a spending plan introduced by the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday. The IRS funding was included in the committee's Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which also includes funding for the Treasury Department, the General Services Administration and the Executive Office of the President. The subcommittee is set to mark up the proposal Wednesday.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 08:35pm EDT

IRS cancels manager bonuses; union employees could be next

IRS head cancels management bonuses, says he will fight bonuses for union employees

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 07:20pm EDT

Lerner case shows legal complications when federal workers are required to testify

House Republicans said IRS official Lois Lerner waived her right to remain silent by giving an opening statement in her hearing. Lerner still may testify before Congress with a variety of consequences.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 03:49pm EDT
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Another furlough Friday, relief possible for some

Thousands of federal employees at four separate government agencies are required to take an unpaid furlough day July 5. Meanwhile, employees at two government agencies could see a diminished impact of furloughs.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:29am EDT

House panel pressing IRS figure to talk

House panel pressing IRS figure who refused to testify to return for more questions

Saturday - 06/29/2013, 12:20pm EDT

Investigator: IRS screened few progressive groups

Treasury investigator says IRS screened only a few progressive groups for political activity

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 10:40pm EDT

IRS severing ties with firm amid $500 million in questionable contracts

The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it is seeking to cut its business relationship with a firm that may have had inside access to the agency's procurement decisions. Lawmakers also questioned agency decisions to award the company special status as veteran-owned and serving economically-disadvantaged areas.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 05:27am EDT
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IRS delayed action on progressive groups, too

Progressive groups also faced long delays in getting IRS to approve tax-exempt status

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 03:24am EDT

Official declines to testify in contracting probe

IRS official declines to testify during House hearing on government contracts

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 06:20pm EDT

IG: IRS credit cards used for wine, pornography

Watchdog: IRS credit cards used to buy wine for luncheon, romance novels for employee

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 04:08am EDT

Documents show IRS also screened liberal groups

New IRS chief: Improper screening was broader, lasted longer than previously revealed

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 03:24am EDT

IRS draws new criticism over $70M employee bonuses

IRS draws new criticism over $70M in employee bonuses, says it's bound by union contract

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 02:42pm EDT

IRS official contradicts claims about reviews

IRS official in DC, involved in scrutiny of tea party groups, contradicts earlier claims

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 06:18am EDT

IRS manager: White House not involved in reviews

'Conservative' IRS manager tells investigators that White House not involved in targeting

Monday - 06/10/2013, 02:28pm EDT

IRS official apologizes for lavish $4M conference

An Internal Revenue Service official whose division staged a $4.1 million training conference and who starred as Mr. Spock in a "Star Trek" parody shown at the 2010 gathering conceded to Congress on Thursday that taxpayer dollars were wasted in the episode.

Friday - 06/07/2013, 04:12am EDT

IRS disciplines 2 workers for free food at party

IRS places 2 workers on administrative leave for accepting free food at lavish 2010 conference

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 09:30pm EDT

IG: IRS violated few policies in spending millions on conferences

The Internal Revenue Service held 225 employee conferences between 2010 and 2012, at a total cost of $49 million, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The report also revealed the embattled agency used funding originally slated to hire front-line employees to foot most of the bill for a $4.1 million conference held in Anaheim, Calif., in 2010.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 06:21pm EDT

New IRS head says taxpayers no longer trust agency

New IRS head says he is committed to restoring 'broken' trust in agency after tea party storm

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 03:24am EDT

Sequestration: World's dullest soap opera?

Welcome to sequestration, which is currently the world's longest-running interactive game show starring you, your granny, and all your friends and neighbors, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The question is: Are you having fun yet?

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 02:00am EDT

Analysis: Management reforms key to rebuilding IRS after scandal

The revelations of improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service has so far been isolated to lower-level offices. But the former head of the IRS says an overall failure of leadership must be corrected if the embattled agency wants to rebuild its reputation. Mark Everson, head of the IRS under George W. Bush, told Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp President Barack Obama should appoint a permanent IRS commissioner.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 08:12pm EDT
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