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Cuomo in Panic After Tax Revenue Comes Up $2.3 Bil Short... 'God Forbid if the Rich Leave'

In what may be seen as a shocking admission, Cuomo said that the wealthy are carrying the lion's share of the income tax burden in the state.

Health & Fitness | Health

Tax Code Penalizes Increasingly Popular Direct Primary Care Arrangements

There are two disruptive innovations that threaten the sweetheart deals in the Swamp: Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and DPC — Direct Primary Care or Direct Patient Care.

Politics | Politics

Top 20% of Americans Will Pay 87% of Income Tax - WSJ

One of the least discussed parts of America’s income tax is how progressive it is, and the tax overhaul didn’t change that fact. In 2018, top earners will pay a higher share of income taxes.

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IRS says thieves stole tax info from additional 220,000 - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency originally disclosed. An additional 220,000 potential victims had information ...

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Small Businesses Threatened With $36,500 IRS Fines For Helping Employees With Health Costs

Small businesses that reimburse employees for the cost of premiums for individual health insurance policies or pay their health costs directly will be fined up to $36,500 a year per employee under a new Internal Revenue Service regulation that takes effec

Politics | The American Experiment

Corruption from the IRS to the DoJ | Power Line

The pro-Israel group Z Street had its application for tax-exempt status held up at the IRS. When founder Lori Lowenthal Marcus asked why, she was told that IRS auditors had been instructed to give ...

Politics | The IRS

IRS watchdog recovers thousands of missing Lois Lerner emails, reignites Hill probes | Fox News

A Treasury Department watchdog has recovered thousands of emails from Lois Lerner and turned them over to Congress, reviving the investigation into the IRS targeting conservative groups.

Politics | The IRS

Report: IRS Deliberately Cut Its Own Customer Service Budget | The Weekly Standard

If you tried to contact the IRS with a question about your taxes this year, chances are you didn't get a response. The IRS estimated that it would only answer 17 million of the 49 million calls received this filing season. Taxpayers lucky enough to have the IRS answer their calls waited an average of 34.4 minutes for assistance--nearly double the wait time last year (18.7 minutes).

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

What Does the IRS Do With All the Paperclips People Send Them? | Mental Floss

The IRS becomes the proud owner of a huge batch of new paperclips each year. So, what do they do with the influx of office supplies?

Business & Finance | FINANCE & INVESTMENTS

6 Red Flags That Can Get You Audited

There’s nothing quite as heart-stopping as a notice from the IRS. Sometimes it’s to raise a question about an item on your return; other times you may get a notice that you owe money. If you’re really unlucky, you may find out the IRS is auditing your return.

Politics | Illegal Immigration

IRS offers extra tax refunds to illegal immigrants granted amnesty by Obama - Washington Times

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirmed Tuesday that illegal immigrants granted amnesty from deportation under President Obama's new policies would be able to get extra refunds from the IRS for money they earned while working illegally, as long as they f

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

10 Crazy Sounding Tax Deductions IRS Says Are Legit - Forbes

Tax returns are signed under penalties of perjury, so you can't lie. But creativity sometimes pays off. Do you feel lucky today?

Politics | Interesting Links

The Progressive Income Tax: A Tale of Three Brothers - Prager University

The Progressive Income Tax is one of those economic terms that gets bandied about, but few actually know what it means or how it works. This tale of three similar brothers with three different incomes (but one shared expense) helps explain the tax system

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Will Orange be the New Black for IRS Chief Lois Lerner?

On Friday, the IRS disclosed that an additional five computers containing information relevant to the Congressional Inquiry crashed.

Politics | The IRS

IRS lawyer: Lois Lerner's BlackBerry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional probe

Lois Lerner’s BlackBerry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.

Politics | Politics

Judge Wants Answers After IRS Contradicts Sworn Testimony

The IRS' latest court filing on Lois Lerner's hard drive contradicts sworn testimony

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Lerner Emails: Conservative 'Crazies' and 'A--holes' will 'Take Down' America -

Lois Lerner -- faithful, impartial public servant: Lois Lerner emails show she was not much of a fan.07/30/2014 19:23:01PM EST.

Politics | The IRS

IRS experts: Lois Lerner hard drive was just 'scratched' -- not damaged beyond recovery | Mobile Washington Examiner

Top IRS officials told congressional investigators that Lois Lerner's hard drive -- the one containing emails that could shed light on the IRS targeting scandal -- was irreparably damaged before it was destroyed completely in 2011. But now, investigators

Politics | The IRS

IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 computer hard drives

Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives.

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Judges Initiate Ultimatum To The IRS: You Have 30 Days To Explain And Recover Missing Emails Or Else!

If there is one branch of the government that almost everyone in the United States truly hates, it is easily the Internal Revenue Service, or better known as

Politics | The IRS

CNN’s Blitzer Presses IRS Chief: ‘Why Shouldn't Taxpayers Use the Crashed Hard Drive Excuse?’

During Thursday’s edition of The Situation Room on CNN, host Wolf Blitzer committed an act of journalism in grilling IRS Commissioner John Koskinen with question after question about the growing IRS e-mail scandal.

Politics | Politics

Meet The Seven IRS Employees Whose Computers ‘Crashed’

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is currently claiming that seven different IRS officials experienced computer crashes that erased their emails and made it impossible for the IRS to cooperate with c

Politics | Media Bias

Insulating Obama From His Corrupt IRSNews

President Obama is announcing for the umpteenth time he's going to