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    Congressional Democratic Leaders on Republican Bill to Abolish the IRS

    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) criticized a Republican bill that would abolish the IRS and impose a national sales tax, calling it…

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    Erin Collins on National Taxpayer Advocate Report to Congress

    IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins talked about her office’s annual report to Congress and previewed the tax filing season.

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    Grover Norquist and Frank Clemente on Tax Policy and Rescinding IRS Funding

    Grover Norquist and Frank Clemente talked about the future of tax policy under a Republican-led House and the party’s vote to rescind funding for the IRS.

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    Rep. Judy Chu on Republican Efforts to Rescind IRS Funding and Congressional News of the Day

    Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) talked about House Republicans voting to rescind IRS funding and other congressional news of the day.

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    House Debate on Bill to Rescind IRS Funding

    The House debated and later approved a bill rescinding certain IRS funding, approved under the Inflation Reduction Act in August 2022. All Republicans voted for the measure, and all…

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    IRS Operations and Budget

    The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, a partnership between the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, hosted a virtual symposium on investments in the Internal Revenue Service…

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    Former IRS Commissioner Discusses Child and Earned Income Tax Credits

    Former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said a challenge for the agency and the child and earned income tax credit programs is “to actually get enrollment up and increased, and at the same time,…

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    Naomi Jagoda on Threats to IRS

    Naomi Jagoda talked about the IRS decision to launch a security review on its facilities following threats against the agency because of the new funding it is due to receive.

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    Aaron Withe on $80 Billion in Additional IRS Funding

    Aaron Withe, CEO of the Freedom Foundation, talked about the additional $80 billion in IRS funding to hire more staff and enhance enforcement measures that was included in the Inflation…

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    Hearing on the IRS and Taxpayer Fairness

    Government Accountability Strategic Division Director James McTigue said a recent GAO report found that while audit rates for taxpayers claiming over $200,000 have declined, “the audit rate for…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers responded to the question, “What is your experience with the IRS this tax season?”

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    IRS Oversight Hearing

    IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said he welcomes oversight of the agency and offered his personal cellphone number to any member of Congress wanting it as he testified to the agency’s…

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    2022 Tax Filing Season and IRS Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request

    IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on agency operations and its fiscal year 2023 budget request. The commissioner spoke about his expectation…

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    IRS Oversight Hearing

    IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said the agency should be done addressing its tax filing backlog before the end of 2022. Commissioner Rettig made the commitment during testimony before the…

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    Hearing on the IRS Backlog and 2022 Tax Filing Season

    The Senate Finance Committee held an oversight hearing on the IRS, with much of the discussion focused on a backlog of nearly 24 million returns from the 2020 tax year. Among those who testified on the…

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    Nina Olsen on 2021 Tax Season Challenges

    Center for Taxpayer Rights executive director and former IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olsen talked about the Treasury Department’s warning of delayed refunds and potential lower…

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    Boechler, P.C. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Boechler, P.C. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, a case concerning the 30-day time limit to file a review petition in U.S. Tax Court.

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    Senator Crapo News Conference on IRS Funding

    Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and several other Senate Republicans held a news conference to discuss IRS funding.

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    Senators Crapo and Toomey News Conference on the IRS

    Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) held a news conference on the IRS.

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    IRS Oversight Hearing

    IRS and Treasury Department officials testified before a Senate Finance subcommittee on the widening gap between taxes owed and taxes paid in the U.S. Several topics were covered, including…

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    Senate Finance Committee Hearing on 2021 Tax Filing Season

    IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the tax filing season and modernization efforts at the agency. The commissioner was asked repeatedly about the…

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    House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on 2021 Tax Filing Season

    IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified on the 2021 tax filing season before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight. Several topics were discussed, including backlogs from the…

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    IRS Oversight During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig testified before the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee about challenges facing the agency during the…

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    IRS Commissioner on COVID-19 and the Economy

    IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy during a virtual event hosted by the Urban Institute. The commissioner talked about challenges…

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    IRS Oversight Hearing

    IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight. He discussed his agency’s operations and response efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.…

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    House Oversight Hearing on the IRS Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified before a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on the financial condition and role of the agency during the coronavirus pandemic. Committee members…

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    House Oversight Hearing on Tax Avoidance and the IRS

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing on tax avoidance and the role the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plays in enforcing tax law. The subcommittee discussed President…

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    Senate Hearing on COVID-19 and the IRS

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig testified before the Senate Finance Committee about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the 2020 tax filing season.…

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    IRS Town Hall

    The New York City Bar Association hosted a discussion with tax professionals on the future of the IRS. Taking part in the conversation was U.S. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, IRS…

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    Nina Olson on Navigating the U.S. Tax System

    Nina Olson talked about the complexities of the U.S. tax system and challenges facing taxpayers. Ms. Olson’s Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that…

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    Matt Ford on 2020 Democrats and Future of the IRS

    The New Republic’s Matt Ford discussed his article “Make the IRS Great Again” and how Democrats can use this issue in the 2020 race for the White House. This program is part of a “Washington…

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    Treasury Department Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government on the fiscal year 2020 budget…

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    IRS Operations and Tax Filing Season

    IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified on his agency’s operations and the 2019 tax filing season before the Senate Finance Committee. Commissioner Rettig was asked about President Trump’s tax…

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines and social media were open for comments on a question about Tax Day 2019: “What is your experience on your 2018 tax return?”

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    IRS Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee on his agency’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. The hearing includes an approximate 45-minute recess…

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    Senator Grassley on Tax Filing Season

    Senate Finance Committee Chair Grassley spoke about the 2019 tax filing season.

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    Nina Olson on the IRS and 2019 Tax Filing Season

    Nina Olson talked about the impact of the recent 35-day government shutdown on the Internal Revenue Service and the 2019 tax filing season. Ms. Olson’s Taxpayer Advocate Service is an…

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    Laura Davison on IRS and 2019 Tax Filing Season

    Laura Davison talked about the effects of the recent 35-day government shutdown on the IRS and the 2019 filing season. She also discussed the impact of the 2017 Republican tax cuts on the…

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    Tax Administration and IRS Oversight

    IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson and tax professionals testified before a Senate Finance subcommittee to discuss tax administration issues and IRS oversight. Ms. Olson outlined the…

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    Nina Olson on Tax Law and the IRS

    Nina Olson talked about IRS reform, tax law, and how to resolve tax problems with the agency. Ms. Olson’s Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that exists to help taxpayers solve…

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    IRS Commissioner Confirmation Hearing

    Charles Rettig, President Trump’s pick to head the Internal Revenue Service, testified at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Mr. Rettig, a Beverly Hills tax attorney, talked…

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    Acting IRS Commissioner on Future of Agency

    Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to talk about his agency’s challenges and his recommendations for change, including the creation of taxpayer…

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    Ryan McCrimmon on Tax Day and IRS Operations

    Ryan McCrimmon talked about the IRS overhaul bills the House was taking up that week in conjunction with tax day, which fell two days later than usual, on April 17 instead of April 15.

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    Nina Olson on the IRS and New Tax Law

    Nina Olson talked about the readiness of the IRS for the implementation of the new Trump administration tax law. Ms. Olson’s Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within…

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    IRS Electronic Records

    The House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing to examine the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) practices of retaining electronic records and responding to taxpayer requests.…

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    IRS Reform

    Nina Olson testified at a hearing on customer service at the IRS and the agency’s efforts to prevent fraud and identity theft. Ms. Olson’s National Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent…

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    National Press Club Luncheon with John Koskinen

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen gave the keynote address at a National Press Club luncheon. He focused on efforts the federal collecting agency had made to better meet taxpayers' needs for…

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    2017 Tax Filing Season

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen spoke about testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his agency’s operations and their impact on taxpayers in areas. Topics included stolen identity…

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    IRS Commissioner Impeachment

    Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) offered a privileged resolution to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. The House voted to refer that resolution back to the House Judiciary Committee.

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    IRS Commissioner Impeachment

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a hearing on alleged misconduct at the tax-collecting agency, specifically related to the investigation into unfair targeting of conservative non-profit…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Jim Jordan

    Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), chair of the House Freedom Caucus, talked about the continuing resolution on government funding, Freedom Caucus efforts to impeach IRS Commissioner John…

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    IRS Commissioner Impeachment Resolution

    Mike DeBonis talked by video from Capitol Hill about the next day’s House Republican Conference meeting and floor vote on the a House resolution calling for the impeachment of Internal…

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    IRS Commissioner Impeachment Resolution

    During Special Order Speeches, House Republicans spoke about a resolution to impeach Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen over conservatives groups being targeted when…

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    Impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

    Representative John Fleming (R-LA) talked about his resolution to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, which was expected to be offered on the House floor the next day.

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    Congressional Agenda for Fall 2016

    Four major issues Congress was expected to debate when they returned for the fall on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, were previewed including federal funding to combat the Zika virus, defense…

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    IRS and Benefits Programs

    Steve Holt talked about his paper examining the IRS' administration of assistance programs for low-income tax filers. After his speech, consultants and tax policy analysts discussed ways to…

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    Financial Services and IRS Spending Bill

    Doug Sword talked by video from Capitol Hill about the 2017 Financial Services bill being considered in the House, including key amendments to the legislation such as Internal Revenue…

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    Efforts to Impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

    Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) discussed efforts to impeach Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen for his conduct during the investigation into the IRS' alleged…

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    Conduct of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee met to consider and mark up legislation to censure Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen for his conduct during the investigation…

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    Cybersecurity and Taxpayer Data

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and officials from the Treasury Department and the Government Accountability Office testified at a hearing on preventing and responding to cyber attacks and…

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    Conduct of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

    The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony, including video from Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on his committee’s investigation into alleged targeting by the Internal…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Should Congress impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen?”

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    Possible Impeachment of IRS Commissioner

    Cleta Mitchell talked about House hearings to be held during the week on the possibility of impeaching Internal Revenue (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen. Ms. Mitchell represented…

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    Unpaid Taxes

    Richard Rubin talked about his Wall Street Journal story on IRS estimates that $450 billion in taxes go unpaid every year. Topics included why that money is not being collected, and how those missing funds affect the…

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    Taxpayer Advocate Report

    Nina Olson and James Buttonow testified at a hearing on the National Taxpayer Advocate Annual Report to Congress. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson released the report to Congress on…

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    House Debate on Internal Revenue Service Rehiring

    Members debated a bill to bar the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from rehiring workers who were fired for misconduct.

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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight Legislation

    Naomi Jagoda talked by video from Capitol Hill about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) oversight bills being debated on the House floor.

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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight Legislation

    Aaron Lorenzo talked by video from Capitol Hill about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) oversight bills being debated on the House floor.

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    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Remarks at the National Press Club

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen spoke at a National Press Club luncheon and responded to written questions from the audience. He warned of budget cuts to the agency, saying one concern was…

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    Customer Service at the IRS

    Nina Olson talked about taxpayers' concerns with the IRS ahead of the April 15 filing deadline. She also responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications. Ms. Olson’s…

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    Newsmakers with John Koskinen

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen talked about the IRS fiscal year 2017 budget request and efforts to efforts to upgrade and streamline IRS operations. Other topics included…

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    House Freedom Caucus Agenda

    House Freedom Caucus Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) outlined the priorities of his caucus, including creating accountability in the federal government, specifically the Internal Revenue Service. Other…

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    Efforts to Impeach Internal Revenue Service Commissioner

    Sarah Westwood talked about Republican efforts to impeach Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen on accusations he misled the public and destroyed documents sought under…

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    Internal Revenue Service Targeting Investigation

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a hearing on his agency’s response to the committee’s report on the treatment of organizations applying for tax exempt status.…

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    After Words with Grover Norquist

    Grover Norquist talked about his book End the IRS Before It Ends Us: How to Restore a Low Tax, High Growth, Wealthy America, in which he argues that Americans have reached a tipping point in…

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    IRS Emails

    Officials from the Treasury Department’s Office of the Inspector General testified at a hearing on the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups.…

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    Internal Revenue Service Data Theft

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George testified on the recent data theft that compromised the private information…

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    1970 IRS Film Right on the Button

    This 1970 Internal Revenue Service documentary showed how computers are used to process income tax returns.

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    IRS and the Affordable Care Act

    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a hearing on the implementation of the tax penalty in the Affordable Care Act, and the IRS' enforcement of the health care provisions requiring a…

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    Internal Revenue Service Budget Cuts

    Commissioner John Koskinen talked about the Internal Revenue Service’s response to budget cuts. Following his speech and interview with moderator Howard Gleckman, panelists talked about the…

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    Federal Tax Preparation Advice

    Kiplinger Editorial Director Kevin McCormally offered advice to those preparing their 2014 federal taxes as the annual April 15 deadline to file personal taxes with the IRS approached. He said the most…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the Republicans' commitment to providing tax relief for middle-class families and bringing…

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    IRS Priorities and Budget

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen talked about the future of his agency. He said his agency took concrete steps to address problems of the past, including spending on…

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    Federal Tax Code

    Daniel Mitchell talked about the federal tax code, proposals to reform it, and the Internal Revenue Service’s annual list of potential tax filing scams. A video clip was shown of Treasury…

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    Tax Scam Protection

    Federal and state-level tax, revenue, and justice officials testified on some of the scams being used against taxpayers during the 2015 tax-filing season. The scams ranged from…

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    IRS Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testified on the IRS' fiscal year 2016 budget request. He also spoke about tax scams and staffing shortages at the IRS President…

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    Internal Revenue Service Political Targeting investigation

    Kim Dixon spoke by telephone to give an update on the status of the investigations into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt…

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    IRS Targeting Investigation, Part 1

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process applications of tax-exempt…

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    Missing IRS Emails

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its second hearing about the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) recordkeeping practices and the loss of an unknown number of emails related to former…

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    IRS Targeting Investigation

    Lois Lerner, former director of Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations, invoked her Fifth Amendment rights for a second time before the House Oversight and Government Reform…

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    IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups, Part 1

    Witnesses testified on the probe into alleged targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.

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    Internal Revenue Service Targeting Spotlight

    This program included portions of C-SPAN programming on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) alleged targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status and the subsequent…

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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight

    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) response to congressional oversight and…

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    RS Commissioner Koskinen Remarks

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen spoke to reporters after a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on the response by the IRS to congressional…

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    Internal Revenue Service Political Targeting investigation

    Deputy Attorney General James Cole testified on the Justice Department’s response to allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative organizations. He said the investigation…

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    IRS Targeting Investigation

    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) recordkeeping practices and the loss of an unknown number of emails related…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and answered questions at the daily White House briefing. He talked about the Republican investigation into missing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) electronic…

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    IRS Targeting Investigation, Part 2

    Commissioner John Koskinen continued testifying at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process applications of tax-exempt organizations.…

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    IRS Commissioner Koskinen Remarks

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen spoke to reporters during a break in a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process…

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    Faith and Freedom Coalition, Ralph Reed

    Ralph Reed spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” policy conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Topics included the e-mails lost by the Internal Revenue…

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