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    Internal Revenue Service Investigation and Practices

    Mark Everson talked about the practices of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the ongoing controversies surrounding the IRS investigations of organizations seeking tax-exempt…

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    Tax Shelters

    The committee heard testimony about illegitimate tax shelters. Senator Levin testified about his experiences working to curb abusive tax shelters.

    A panel of witnesses testified about…

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    Income Tax Enforcement

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on auditing, monitoring, and enforcement of income tax rules by the Internal Revenue Service. Among the topics they addressed were various…

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    Update on Immigration Reform and Control Act

    Alan Nelson, the commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, provided the press with an update on his department’s implementation of the Immigration Reform and Control…

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    Executive Compensation

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on executive compensation. Among the issues addressed were backdating of stock options and tax treatment of executive compensation,…

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    Income Tax Collection

    Witnesses testified about the gap between the amount of federal income tax that is owed and that collected. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Everson testified on efforts to…

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    Non-Profit Credit Counseling

    Testimony was heard about the activities of consumer credit counseling agencies because of reports that many of the more recently established organizations abuse their non-profit status,…

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    Fiscal Impact of Border Security & Immigration Reform

    The Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to review the impact of current and proposed border security and immigration policies on the costs and administration of certain entitlement…

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    New Immigration Law

    Immigration and Naturalization Services Commissioner, Alan Nelson, delivered a statement on the implementation and impact on the Immigration Reform Act of 1986. Commission Nelson addressed…

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    News Conference Announcing Lay Indictment

    Government officials announced the indictment of Enron former CEO Ken Lay on eleven counts, including conspiracy and bank fraud, after a two-and-a-half year investigation. After their…

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    Reducing the Tax Gap

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing titled “Examining the Administration’s Plan for Reducing the Tax Gap: What Are the Goals, Benchmarks and Timetables?” Officials…

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    Corporate Fraud

    Attorney General Gonzalez and Mr. Everson announced the indictments against eight former Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) accounting executives. The indictments charged the…

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    Tax Evasion Fraud Indictment

    Law enforcement officials spoke to reporters about the indictment of a District of Columbia area telecommunications executive, Walter Anderson, on 12 counts of tax evasion totaling $200…

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    2006 Tax Law Changes

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark Everson provided a preview of the 2006 tax season and tax law changes. He also responded to questions and comments submitted by the audience.

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    Internal Revenue Service Budget

    Witnesses testified about the Internal Revenue Service budget and tax filing issues. Among the issues they addressed were auditing for tax evasion, funding for enforcement measures,…

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    Abramoff Lobbying Case Guilty Plea

    Ms. Fisher and several other officials announced that the government had reached and agreement with former lobbyist Jack Abramoff in return for a please of guilty to charges of fraud…

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    Charitable Giving

    The committee held a hearing on charitable giving, accountability and financial record-keeping by non-profit organizations, and transparency issues aimed at a range of alleged abuses by…

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    Federal Tax Reform

    The President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform held its second public meeting to hear perspectives on tax reform and descriptions of the problems presented by complexity in the…

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    Iraq Reconstruction Investigation

    Officials spoke to the press about indictments issued in a case involving alleged fraudulent use of funds for Iraq reconstruction. The indictment had been unsealed in the District of…

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    2007 Tax Season

    Commissioner Everson addressed future tax administration issues and reported on the 2007 tax season. Topics included international transactions, tax exemptions, simplification of the…

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