Mike Espy, the Democrat vying to capture a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, paid off more than $267,000 in outstanding income taxes shortly after undertaking a lucrative lobbying contract with an African despot accused of crimes against humanity.
The Internal Revenue Service has failed to implement a series of reforms aimed at bolstering its protection of sensitive taxpayer information, leaving the agency’s computer systems vulnerable to unauthorized access that could compromise Americans’ financial information, according to a new government oversight report.
Doubts have arisen over the explanations that Aaron Ford, the Democratic nominee for Nevada attorney general, has offered for how he incurred over $185,000 in unpaid income taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday contrasted his presidency with those of other modern presidents, claiming his administration was free of scandals.
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, a “527” group that supports Democrats running for state legislative office, appears to have missed a key IRS deadline to file a report showing contributions and expenditures, although a representative of the committee disputes they were late.
A pro-Israel organization that found its nonprofit status subjected to undue scrutiny by the Obama administration’s IRS as a result of its advocacy on the Jewish state’s behalf reached a settlement Thursday with the Department of Justice that included a formal apology from the U.S. government for subjecting the group to unfair treatment, according to an announcement.
Oprah Winfrey, in a 2011 interview with Piers Morgan, expressed her disdain for writing checks for more than $100,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.
The group that led a lawsuit against the IRS for illegally targeting conservative non-profit organizations celebrated the Justice Department’s multi-million dollar settlement on Thursday.
The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has entered into settlements with conservative groups that were “improperly targeted” by the IRS over their applications for tax-exempt status.