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  • Weekly Update: McCain Staffer Suggested Financially Ruinous Audits to Lois Lerner

    06/23/2018 11:49:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 22, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Target Conservative Groups JW Sues for Mueller Deputy Andrew Weissmann’s Text Messages Judicial Watch Seeks Obama-Era Records on Refugee Resettlement Sites The Strange Case of McAuliffe & McCabe — Another Clinton/FBI Scandal McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Target Conservative Groups Little is as unnerving as trouble with the IRS, especially if you haven’t done anything wrong. That happened repeatedly during the Obama administration, as his IRS enthusiastically targeted conservative groups. We’re now understanding why the Congress didn’t do much of anything about it. We just released internal IRS documents revealing...
  • McCain Colluded with IRS to Target Conservatives [semi-satire]

    06/23/2018 9:50:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 June 2018 | John Semmens
    In documents recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, Judicial Watch found that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was actively colluding with the IRS to harm the TEA Party groups that he mendaciously courted in his successful 2010 reelection bid. These groups are believed to have played a significant role in Republicans capturing a majority in Congress. A Democratic majority in both Houses of Congress enabled the passage of the Affordable Care Act (which came to be known as Obamacare) on a straight party line vote in late 2009. The loss of this majority constituted a serious impediment to the...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director...

    06/22/2018 11:47:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 21, 2018 | Judicial Watch
    Headline: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel. The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an...
  • Stunning Confirmation: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Showing McCain Staff Urging IRS To

    06/22/2018 10:12:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 21, 2018 | sundance
    It has long been suspected; the footprints and fingerprints were always present; McCain repeatedly denied it…. now the evidence surfaces.For those who remember the issues when the IRS, White House and DOJ organized the post 2010 election “shellacking” targeting of Tea Party groups, the latest discovery from Judicial watch is confirmation of a long-held opinion.  John McCain was instrumental in supporting the weaponization of the IRS to target tea party groups.WASHINGTON DC – […]  In the full notes of an April 30, 2013, meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer [Henry] Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating....
  • So IRS Tea Party persecutor Lois Lerner had help all along: John McCain

    06/22/2018 6:10:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    How's this for sneaky? Sen. John McCain, not too long after seeking conservative and Republican votes in his failed 2008 bid for the presidency, went right after those same conservative voters without telling them, by egging on the IRS to ruin them. It's the sort of political back-stabbing that defies belief, taking an active role in destroying the Tea Party, which was an authentic grassroots movement of local groups calling for smaller government. But sure enough, Judicial Watch has found McCain's central role right there in the documents: Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing...
  • McCain’s Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

    06/22/2018 5:37:25 AM PDT · by libstripper · 58 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 21,2018 | Judicial Watch Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.
  • McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

    06/21/2018 6:40:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 47 replies
    Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.
  • Why the I.R.S. Should Go After Trump

    06/16/2018 8:03:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    NYT ^ | 06 15 2018 | Philip T. Hackney
    As a former attorney for the chief counsel of the I.R.S. who specialized in nonprofit organizations, I believe Mr. Trump is also criminally liable for his actions. If I were still at the I.R.S., based on the lawsuit, I would make a criminal referral, on charges of tax evasion or false statements on a tax return, or both. On the tax evasion charge, the government must demonstrate that the defendant willfully failed to pay a tax he owed and acted to disguise or attempted to disguise that evasion. For a false statement charge, the government must show the defendant willingly...
  • Filing tax return and finding dependent has also claimed same exemption

    06/06/2018 12:21:12 PM PDT · by George from New England · 34 replies
    self
    Have found that months after I filed i.r.s. tax return, that a dependent filed and started to claim themselves as a dependent. Had 5 kids and this is the last one. Both of us seem to be stuck in limbo. I.R.S. is dragging their asses, no irs notice dates promised are met, no refunds issued at all. I would file a 1040-X amended return but I am under the impression that a return has to be accepted and processed in order to amend it. Can those freepers that had this happen, comment.
  • 'I didn't have scandals,' Obama seemingly jokes in tech conference talk

    05/25/2018 6:25:20 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/25/18 | By Nicole Darrah
    Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday seemingly joked to an audience at a Las Vegas tech conference that his eight-year presidency was scandal-free. "I didn't have scandals, which seems like it shouldn't be something you brag about," Obama said, according to Newsweek. The 44th president was reportedly referencing the scandal-plagued Trump administration, saying that "if you look at the history of the modern presidency, coming out of the modern presidency without anybody going to jail is really good. It's a big deal."
  • I.R.S. Warns States Not to Circumvent State and Local Tax Cap

    05/24/2018 6:44:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley
    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to crack down on states that try to circumvent a new limit on the state and local tax deduction, saying on Wednesday that it will not allow local governments to find creative ways to help individuals fully deduct those taxes. The I.R.S. warning comes in response to states, like New York, that have looked for ways to blunt the impact of a new $10,000 cap on the state and local tax deduction, known as SALT. The cap, which was included in last year’s $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul, hit predominantly Democratic, high-tax...
  • The IRS Doesn’t Know Who’s Accessing Its Most Sensitive Data

    05/22/2018 10:51:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Nextgov ^ | 05/21/2018 | Joseph Marks
    The Internal Revenue Service hasn’t accurately cataloged all the components of its highest value hardware and software systems and doesn’t have a clear count of who has privileged access to those systems, according to an audit released Monday. The IRS also likely isn’t patching software vulnerabilities on its highest value assets within the 30-day timeframe required for federal agencies, according to the audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Because the agency doesn’t maintain historical data about patching, however, it’s difficult to say for certain how long vulnerabilities are going unpatched, the audit states.
  • How Will Meghan Markle's Finances Change Now that She Married Harry?

    05/19/2018 8:32:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Investopedia ^ | 05/19/2018 | By Amy Fontinelle
    The marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is anything but ordinary. Even among royal marriages it’s unique because Meghan is American – and, like many Americans, she is biracial. But while her race isn’t a issue, her nationality is – thanks to the U.S. tax code.Prince Harry, Meet the IRS American citizens like Markle, who was born in Los Angeles, must report their worldwide income to the IRS even while living abroad. (For more, see How to Pay Taxes If You're Overseas.) She will have to file U.S. tax returns and Foreign Bank Accounting Report (FBAR) forms, assuming she...
  • Embattled N.Y. AG let Clinton Foundation skip naming foreign donors,,,,

    05/09/2018 5:56:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 5/09/18 | WND?????????
    "Embattled N.Y. AG let Clinton Foundation skip naming foreign donors Enabled possible hiding of special favors while Hillary was secretary of state" Disgraced New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman looked the other way and allowed the Clinton Foundation to flout a rule requiring the organization to list foreign donors in its charitable filings, according to reports. This move makes it nearly impossible to determine if the Clinton Foundation received special favors while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, the New York Post reported. Findings from a Scripps News investigation revealed the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Health Access...
  • Vanity, Tax client just received a 2010 unsolicited $800 stimulus refund check from 2010 tax year

    05/08/2018 5:46:45 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 40 replies
    My client just received an $800 check as Trump is going after the Obama Deep State 2010 stimulus program to close it. The IRS is trying to blow the money by sending out checks on the 2010 tax year. The client is returning the check as they are not entitled to it. Still Deep State corruption in the IRS.
  • Boom: Treasury kills 305 regulations, IRS hammered

    04/24/2018 6:33:23 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 24, 2018 12:44 PM | by Paul Bedard
    Acting on President Trump’s demand that his cabinet secretaries gut Obama-era federal regulations, the Treasury Department on Tuesday said it has cut over 300 standing and proposed rules with a focus on the Internal Revenue Service. In a new 20-page report, Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin highlighted the elimination of 305 regulations, including those proposed, and the wiping away of 298 IRS “deadwood” rules. “Reducing unnecessary burdens will lead to increased economic growth, greater job creation, and a fundamentally stronger economy for our country,” said Mnuchin. “Regulatory reform is a key component of the president’s plan to make American businesses more...
  • House approves reforms the day after IRS stumbles.....

    04/18/2018 5:58:34 PM PDT · by caww · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2018 06:09 PM | Joseph Lawler
    The House voted Wednesday to implement a series of bipartisan changes to the IRS that were billed as customer service improvements. The votes had been planned for weeks to go along with Tax Day, but were given added timeliness with the IRS’ website failure Tuesday just as taxpayers faced the filing deadline. Two bills passed in Wednesday’s votes. One, the 21st Century IRS Act, would overhaul parts of the agency’s cybersecurity and information technology practices. It passed with only three "no" votes, all Republicans. Another, the Taxpayer First Act, which passed unanimously, would set new rules on the agency's interactions...
  • IRS gives taxpayers extra day to file after website issues

    04/17/2018 8:47:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2018 8:14 PM EDT | Sarah Skidmore Sell
    Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day. The IRS said that individuals or businesses with a filing or payment due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday to complete the task. Earlier Tuesday, Americans who had waited until the final day to file online got an unwelcome surprise: The agency’s website for making payments and gaining access to other key services was down due to what Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin later described as a “high-volume technical issue.” The website was back online late Tuesday. “This is the...
  • IRS Filing System Breaks Down

    04/17/2018 11:42:14 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 62 replies
    Vanity
    Been frustrated all day trying to get several dozen tax returns e-filed. Fox News just announced the system broke down.. and the deadline is extended.....
  • Here's what happens if you don't pay your taxes

    04/14/2018 11:05:49 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 13 April 2018 | Kathleen Elkins
    Taxes are due early next week and, if you don't file and pay your taxes, you could face some consequences. Everyone's tax situation is different, but here are some of the things that might happen if you don't submit your 2017 tax returns by the filing deadline of Tuesday, April 17.