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IRS News

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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Todd Grams to return to IRS as chief of staff

Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel requested Grams come back to the IRS for a third stint and leave his current role as the executive-in-charge in the Office of Management and chief financial officer at the Veterans Affairs Department.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:33pm EDT

IRS names new chief risk officer in wake of Tea Party scandal

The Internal Revenue Service named David Fisher as its new chief risk officer on Tuesday.

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 07:30pm EDT

IRS replaces official in tea party controversy

IRS replaces official who supervised agents involved in targeting tea party groups

Friday - 05/24/2013, 03:50am EDT

5 percent of federal workforce to be furloughed Friday

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency will all shut down Friday because of widespread employee furloughs giving feds a four-day holiday weekend. The Labor and Interior Departments also are telling employees to stay home.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:40pm EDT

Broke no laws, IRS official says _ then takes 5th

IRS official in targeting probe says she did nothing wrong _ then says no more, taking the 5th

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 07:47am EDT

Off with their heads! What would Mick Jagger do?

For many people involved in the alleged scandals at the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service, the solution is simple: Off with their heads. Fire the offenders whether they are political appointees or career civil servants. But this isn't Paris in 1789, it's Washington in 2013 so things will go a little slower, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 02:00am EDT

IRS official to take the 5th at House hearing

IRS official who runs division that targeted tea party groups to take the 5th before Congress

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 04:00am EDT

More Obama aides knew of IRS audit; Obama not told

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending report was likely to say the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 03:40am EDT

Saintly media vs. government devils

When a newspaper reporter fakes a story, we are outraged. When a network TV show gets it wrong, we are stunned. But we tend to forget, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But when a handful of government workers go rogue, maybe on orders from their political bosses, the entire workforce is tainted for a long, long time.

Monday - 05/20/2013, 07:10pm EDT
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