The IRS may have violated taxpayers’ rights when they improperly denied information to those who filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the agency, according to an audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
The IRS disproportionately targets small companies for audits, burdening them with extra costs and stealing time that they need to do business, according to an expert who testified at a Small Business Committee hearing Wednesday.
The IRS did not notify 1.1 million taxpayers that their identities were stolen, according to a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
A Department of Justice prosecutor and Obama donor spent more than 1,500 hours investigating the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups, Judicial Watch reported.
Staff at IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C., buried conservative groups’ tax exemption applications beginning in 2010 and lasting through President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, according to documents released this week by Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group.
The IRS confirmed it would investigate accusations of corrupt “pay-to-play” practices at the Clinton Foundation brought by over 60 Republican lawmakers who asked the agency to review potential “public corruption” in the organization.
The IRS failed to conduct field performance reviews of volunteer tax filing sites used by millions of underserved taxpayers during last year’s filling season, an Inspector General report found.
Americans will spend more than 8.9 billion hours and $409 billion complying with the tax code in 2016, according to a report from the Tax Foundation.
Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $2.14 trillion in the first eight months of fiscal year 2016, but the federal government still ran a $407 billion deficit during that time, according to the latest monthly Treasury Department statement.
The IRS has released a list of the tea party and conservative groups it targeted for additional scrutiny, the Washington Times reported.