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White House: IRS made good-faith effort on e-mails

Facing a furor from angry Republican lawmakers, the White House said Monday that the Internal Revenue Service engaged in a good faith effort to find lost emails from an IRS official whose division processed applications for tax-exempt status by politically oriented groups.

Tags: oversight , White House , Congress

Monday - 06/16/2014, 06:08pm EDT

Lawmakers fume over lost emails in IRS probe

The IRS said Lois Lerner's computer crashed in 2011, wiping out an untold number of emails that were being sought by congressional investigators. The investigators want to see all of Lerner's emails from 2009 to 2013 as part of their probe into the way agents handled applications for tax-exempt status by tea party and other conservative groups.

Tags: Congress , Darrell Issa , Dave Camp , Orrin Hatch , oversight

Saturday - 06/14/2014, 03:20pm EDT

IRS to use more data to prepare for long-term budget uncertainty

The Government Accountability Office recommended the IRS develop long-term strategies and use ROI data comparisons to better operate with a less-than-ideal budget.

Tags: budget , management , GAO , sequestration , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 06/13/2014, 03:45pm EDT

Good IRS customer service now a taxpayer right

The newly adopted "Taxpayer Bill of Rights" will help IRS employees provide better service to taxpayers and sends a "message to Congress."

Tags: John Koskinen , Nina Olson , National Taxpayer Advocate , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 04:14pm EDT

Denise Hintzke, Deloitte's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Initiative

The IRS will have a new tool to help it collect taxes from Americans with overseas bank accounts. Treasury officials say 77,000 foreign banks and other financial institutions have agreed to share account information. The overseas banks will start sending information in 2015. Denise Hintzke is the global tax leader of Deloitte's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Initiative. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how this is going to work.

Tags: Denise Hintzke , Deloitte , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 06/06/2014, 10:42am EDT
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IRS: 318,000 fed workers owe $3.3B in back taxes

From workers in Congress and at the White House to active duty troops, more than 318,000 federal employees and retirees owe just over $3.3 billion in back taxes, the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday.

Tags: workforce , back taxes

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:01pm EDT

Counterfeit feds

Should you even be doing your job? Is it possible that a private sector firm could do what your agency does at less cost to the taxpayers? It's been tried before, namely in the IRS, with very, very mixed results.

Tags: Mike Causey , privatization

Monday - 05/12/2014, 05:18am EDT

Jay McTigue, Director of Strategic Issues, GAO

Absorbing $900 million in budget cuts has created some problems for the IRS, including major staffing reductions and uneven performance. The Government Accountability Office says the agency's budget request of $12.5 billion for fiscal year 2015 is a step in the right direction. Jay McTigue, director of strategic issues for the GAO, tells In Depth with Francis Rose $12.5 billion won't fix what ails the IRS.

Tags: Jay McTigue , GAO , In Depth

Friday - 04/25/2014, 04:49pm EDT
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IRS tax dead beats ... maybe not so much!

Last week the headlines screamed, "IRS TAX DEADBEATS GETTING CASH AWARDS." What a story! What's not to like? Except maybe there is another side to the story, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce ,

Monday - 04/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

The Government Accountability Office says the number of large businesses organized as partnerships has more than tripled since 2002, yet hardly any get audited.

Tags: GAO , oversight , Carl Levin

Friday - 04/18/2014, 03:50pm EDT
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