Tag: Internal Revenue Service

Tax Day Justice: DOJ Investigation of Lois Lerner Called for by Ways and Means Chairman

The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review evidence that Lois Lerner “broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.” The request comes after the DOJ refused, under the Obama Administration’s leadership, to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by the former IRS Exempt Organizations Division director.

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington March 22, 2013. (Susan Walsh/AP)

Illegal Immigrants Filing Tax Returns Dropping under Trump

While Americans are scrambling to meet the 2016 tax filing deadline, the number of illegal immigrants submitting their returns in the present climate are reportedly down significantly. Also, a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report exposing significant refund fraud has “most certainly contributed to it,” says the taxpayer advocate department within the IRS.

Cruz: Abolishing IRS Not a ‘Pie in the Sky’ Proposal

Wednesday on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, insisted that his tax plan that would abolish the Internal Revenue Service, isn’t a “pie in the sky” proposal, as

IRS Agent Charged With Sexual Battery During Audit

A 36-year old Internal Revenue Service agent is facing charges of sexual battery by an authority figure. The Tennessean reports that Samuel Garza, an IRS agent, was arrested by the Williamson County Sheriff’s (Tennessee) Office on Thursday “after authorities say he sexually assaulted a woman while he was performing an audit on a Fairview, Tennessee business.”

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GOP Leadership’s Latest Obamatrade Ploy Revealed: Small Business Tax Hike That Violates GOP’s Anti-Tax Pledge

Establishment Republicans desperately trying to secure the passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would give President Obama fast-track authority to secure congressional approval of at least three secretive trade deals, are now willing to increase taxes on small businesses in a way that would violate a pledge almost every Republican Congressman has taken when elected into office.