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CNN: IRS whistleblower declines interview with Senate after being warned off by IRS official

CNN: IRS whistleblower declines interview with Senate after being warned off by IRS official

The IRS employee who emerged as a second whistleblower on Donald Trump has declined to provide a transcribed interview to the Republican Senate Finance Committee. The employee had first contacted the
Report: IRS Whistleblower Turns Down Transcribed Senate Interview On Trump Tax Audit

Report: IRS Whistleblower Turns Down Transcribed Senate Interview On Trump Tax Audit

An IRS whistleblower who filed a complaint in July about “inappropriate efforts to influence” President Donald Trump’s tax audit has...
Walmart dodged US tax on $2 billion by routing cash through multiple countries, whistleblower says

Walmart dodged US tax on $2 billion by routing cash through multiple countries, whistleblower says

Walmart’s history of dodging taxes presents a challenge to its efforts to rebrand itself as an exemplar of conscious capitalism.

US Judge Refuses to Quash IRS Summons for Bitstamp Exchange Records

A federal judge denied a bitcoin user's petition to stop the IRS from gathering data about his cryptocurrency holdings from the Bitstamp exchange.
Researchers see spike in “out of season” IRS-impersonating phishing attacks

Researchers see spike in “out of season” IRS-impersonating phishing attacks

Researchers track surge in IRS phishing sites as filing extension deadline arrived.
Bored taxpayer rebels and transforms the IRS hold music into something beautiful

Bored taxpayer rebels and transforms the IRS hold music into something beautiful

Hold music is almost universally maddening. It's as if corporate America got together and asked themselves, "Hmm, how can we make being this tedious thing even more irritating?" But one brave soul is

Would You Like $100 Today, or $110 Tomorrow?

This post Would You Like $100 Today, or $110 Tomorrow? appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Your 401(k) can be a tempting asset during hardships. Before you delve into your retirement savings, there are
Who needs oversight? Boeing shows what happens when we trust corporations to keep us safe

Who needs oversight? Boeing shows what happens when we trust corporations to keep us safe

I’m getting really sick of writing these kinds of articles. But of course that’s less than nothing compared to the suffering of people directly harmed by corporate criminality—and yes, the behavior
Suppressed internal emails reveal that the IRS actively helped tax-prep giants suppress Free File

Suppressed internal emails reveal that the IRS actively helped tax-prep giants suppress Free File

America is one of the only wealthy countries where you have to pay someone to prepare your tax return; in most other countries, the national tax office prepares a return for you and if it looks right
Open thread for night owls: ProPublica finds the IRS let tax industry write rules for free filing

Open thread for night owls: ProPublica finds the IRS let tax industry write rules for free filing

Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel at ProPublica write—The IRS Tried to Hide Emails That Show Tax Industry Influence Over Free File Program: For a decade and a half, the IRS program to allow most Americans
Leaks reveal how creepy, cultish monopolist Intuit lobbied Congress and the IRS to kill free tax-filing

Leaks reveal how creepy, cultish monopolist Intuit lobbied Congress and the IRS to kill free tax-filing

Virtually every rich country on Earth provides pre-completed tax-returns that you can either ignore (and pay an accountant or do your own taxes), or just sign and return: after all, the government
Feds Bust 'Largest Dark Web Child Porn Marketplace'

Feds Bust 'Largest Dark Web Child Porn Marketplace'

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia announced charges against the operator of the world's "largest child sexual exploitation market" and hundreds of others in the U.S. and abroad. South
How Hate Groups Abuse The Tax Code To Fund Their Activities

How Hate Groups Abuse The Tax Code To Fund Their Activities

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. The cacophony of radical right-wing violence that...

The IRS Will Now Ask if You Own Crypto in the Most Widely Used US Tax Form

The IRS has updated the main form filled out by individual U.S. taxpayers every year to include a question about cryptocurrencies.
An IRS employee stole identities and went on a 2-year spending spree

An IRS employee stole identities and went on a 2-year spending spree

The IRS has long had an unresolved information security problem, according to the GAO.
For once, Facebook is the underdog as Libra skepticism mounts

For once, Facebook is the underdog as Libra skepticism mounts

CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify about Facebook's crypto aspirations before the House Financial Services Committee later this month.

The IRS Just Issued Its First Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance in 5 Years

For the first time since 2014, the IRS is detailing how it will tax cryptocurrency holdings. Here's what you need to know.
Thousands of people lied to the IRS to get EV tax credits on gasoline cars

Thousands of people lied to the IRS to get EV tax credits on gasoline cars

About 16,000 taxpayers claimed credits for electric cars using ineligible vehicles, according to a United States Treasury Department audit.
Why Tax Reform Could Mean Bigger Bills for Businesses

Why Tax Reform Could Mean Bigger Bills for Businesses

Changes to interest expense and qualified expense deductions could mean surprises for some owners.
Why Tax Reform Could Mean Bigger Bills for Businesses

Why Tax Reform Could Mean Bigger Bills for Businesses

Changes to interest expense and qualified expense deductions could mean surprises for some owners.