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Taxpayer advocate slams IRS service as 'officially worst' since 2001

Internal Revenue Service faced a tough day on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with a spate of new bills passed and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifying before Congress.

Tags: taxpayer advocate , Congress , Nina Olson , Tax Day , customer service , budget , tax delinquent , workforce , John Koskinen , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 06:21pm EDT

Fed tax deadbeats. Off with their W-2s!!!

Congress has been making a lot of noise about targeting tax deadbeats in the federal workforce. But what about those tax delinquents in their own ranks or White House staffers? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , Congress

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 03:00am EDT

For better government, consolidate DoD bases, health care programs

On the road to better, more cost-effective government, Congress will have to consider consolidating military health care and ramping up tax enforcement at the Internal Revenue Service, the comptroller general says.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , Congress , DoD , Oversight

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:35am EDT

IRS Commissioner questions congressional double-edged sword

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said there is a disconnect in Congress as lawmakers continue to give the bureau more responsibility yet reduce its budget. He said he has a plan for the IRS to modernize its online services despite its budget challenges.

Tags: management , budget , Congress , John Koskinen , Technology , Citizen services , Brookings Institution , Jason Miller , Rosemary Marcuss , tax

Friday - 04/10/2015, 04:12am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen continues his public persuasion tour to get Congress to better fund his agency. His latest stop: The Brookings Institution. There, Koskinen talks about the growing disconnect on Capitol Hill. He says many members want to give the IRS more responsibilities while also cutting its funding. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how Koskinen is dealing with the conflicting messages from lawmakers.

Tags: Jason Miller , John Koskinen , Brookings Institution , budget , workforce

Friday - 04/10/2015, 09:30am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

By publicizing stories from IRS workers in the field, the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) is trying to change the minds of many in Congress and reverse the five-year trend of declining budgets. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how NTEU is making its case in the heart of tax filing season.

Tags: Jason Miller , NTEU , budget , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 05:43am EDT
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NTEU to Congress: You can't starve the IRS

The National Treasury Employees Union is turning up the heat on Congress to increase IRS funding. The labor union is hearing about the impact of five years of budget cuts now that tax-filing season is in full swing, said NTEU President Colleen Kelley.

Tags: NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Congress , Jason Miller , John Koskinen , elijah cummings

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 04:09am EDT
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IRS 'scandal': Cover up, train wreck or simple mistake?

What's in those missing IRS tapes? The ones critics of the agency say would provide the smoking gun of evidence. Is there a lesson for your agency in record-keeping? Yes, but maybe not what you thought.

Tags: Lois Lerner , scandal , archiving , nixon tapes , Mike Causey , data

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 04:32am EDT
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