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  • Conservative Groups Targeted in Lois Lerner’s IRS Scandal Receive Settlement Checks

    01/15/2019 1:14:28 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 11th 2019 | M.D. Kittle
    The federal government in recent days has been issuing settlement checks to 100 right-of-center groups wrongfully targeted for their political beliefs under the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service, according to an attorney for the firm that represented plaintiffs in NorCal v. United States. Most of the claimants will each receive a check for approximately $14,000. Five conservative groups that were integrally involved in the lawsuit get a bonus payment of $10,000 each. About $2 million of the settlement goes to cover the legal costs of five long years of litigation. IRS attorneys attempted delay after delay, objection after objection, trying...
  • As IRS workers suffer during shutdown, your tax returns could be delayed

    01/10/2019 5:59:13 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    fresno bee ^ | Jan 8, 2019 | By Eric Paul Zamora
    Thousands of federal workers in the Fresno area could receive eviction notices and struggle to feed their families in the near-future as they miss their first paycheck this week due to the partial government shutdown, and their work stoppage could soon impact millions of non-government workers as tax season approaches. About 125 employees gathered outside the Internal Revenue Service’s processing center in southeast Fresno on Thursday. Some held signs depicting crossed-out chess pawns or reading “We want to work. We want to get paid. End the shutdown.” B. Rodriguez stood near the front of the group holding a bright pink...
  • A Summary of the Circular FBI "Investigations" Covering Up Hillary's "Charitable Foundation".

    01/09/2019 9:43:50 AM PST · by Robert A Cook PE · 14 replies
    Dave L. Underwood | 9 January 2019 | Dave L. Underwood
    Dave L. Underwood Read this for an incredibly simplified version of what has been going on in the incestuous Washington DC world of "FBI investigations" and democrat press releases parroted by their Washington insiders and leakers. Start: From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation. A Grand Jury had been empaneled. Unknown governments (and unknown private citizens) from around the world had donated billions of dollars to the Clinton Family “Charity.” Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “Donations” to the Clinton Foundation were declared. Hmmm, now you would think that an honest investigator...
  • Hoyer: IRS distributing refunds during shutdown is illegal

    01/08/2019 9:37:40 AM PST · by Drew68 · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/2019 | Mike Lillis
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) claimed Tuesday that the Trump administration lacks the legal authority to distribute tax refunds during the government shutdown, as the White House says it intends to do. “Literally, there are $140 billion, approximately, in tax refunds that won’t be able to be sent,” Hoyer said during his weekly press briefing in the Capitol. Hoyer’s comments came on Day 18 of the partial government shutdown that’s resulted from a partisan impasse over border wall funding. One of the agencies affected by the stand-off is the Treasury Department, which will oversee the issuing of tax refunds...
  • Good News: Trump White House Says Government Shutdown Won't Impact Tax Refunds

    01/07/2019 2:03:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | January 7, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Conservatives may not mind a government shutdown. The powers that be cannot infringe on our rights, some money isn’t being spent etc. you know the drill. And this current fight is over something that is essential to national and border security. The Trump White House has to follow through on this border wall. It’s a key campaign promise, and he’s only asking $5 billion for some of it. Democrats, fresh off their 2018 wins, are not willing to play ball. House Democrats don’t want to give Trump one cent for the project. They claim it’s a waste of money,...
  • Ok everyone for this year for our Taxes, H&R Block on our PC or CPA?

    01/03/2019 3:27:04 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 76 replies
    03 Jan 2019 | US Navy Vet
    Are CPAs truly worth it?
  • GAO: IRS Had 4,487 Guns; 5,062,006 Rounds of Ammunition

    12/29/2018 2:48:52 PM PST · by rktman · 66 replies ^ | 12/28/2018 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Internal Revenue Service had in its weapons inventory 4,487 guns and 5,062,006 rounds of ammunition as of late 2017, according to a report published this month by the Government Accountability Office. Included in this arsenal, according to the GAO, were 15 “fully automatic firearms” and 56,000 rounds of ammunition for those fully automatic firearms. The same report--"Federal Law Enforcement: Purchases and Inventory Controls of Firearms, Ammuntion, and Tactical Equipment"--says that the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services had 194 fully automatic firearms and 386,952 rounds of ammunition for those fully automatic firearms.
  • New Photos Corroborate Perjury Claims Against Rep. Ilhan Omar, as She Deletes Social Media Evidence

    12/28/2018 1:48:52 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | November 5, 2018 | David Steinberg
    the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board opened a formal investigation of her after reviewing evidence of several violations. Omar has also made, and defended, anti-Semitic comments as direct and vicious as any spoken by a U.S. politician in a generation. In 2016, an anonymous writer on published verified photos and Minnesota state records suggesting that Rep. Omar is a serial felon and fraudster. Since then, the additional evidence discovered to back these claims -- and the absence of contradictory evidence -- are almost as remarkable as Minnesota media's refusal to lift a finger investigating her for two years. Allegations against...
  • DC Circuit Won't Force IRS to Release Trump's Tax Returns

    12/18/2018 8:14:54 AM PST · by bitt · 27 replies ^ | 12/18/2018 | Nate Robson
    "Confidentiality protections extend to the ordinary taxpayer and the President alike," the D.C. Circuit said in a ruling Tuesday that upheld the dismissal of a suit seeking Trump's tax records. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld a ruling dismissing an attempt to overcome IRS privacy rules to acquire President Donald Trump’s tax returns through a public-records lawsuit. The Electronic Privacy Information Center attempted to use a Freedom of Information Act request to get the president’s tax returns, which he has withheld citing a pending Internal Revenue Service audit. Legal experts contend nothing prohibits the...
  • Revealed: Clinton Foundation whistleblowers have been working with FBI and IRS since last year

    12/07/2018 6:30:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The reckoning for the Clintons I have dreamed of for a quarter of a century finally approaches with whistleblowing and documents about the slush fund known as the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The ability of the Clintons to blow off charges of criminality will be crippled by the latest evidence revealed to be in the hands of prosecutors. With the former first couple humiliated by their inability to draw a decent crowd anymore, and plenty of other Democrats anxious to move on and put this embarrassment behind them, it is starting to look like karma finally is...
  • Clinton Foundation whistleblowers have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence, Meadows says

    12/06/2018 6:55:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published 47 mins agoLast Update 10 mins ago | Samuel Chamberlain, Catherine Herridge
    Three people have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence of potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, including misappropriation of funds and allegations of quid-pro-quo promises made to donors during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told Fox News on Thursday. Meadows, the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is also the chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations. The panel is set to hold an investigative hearing next week on the status of the Foundation case. U.S. Attorney John Huber was tasked to investigate the foundation last year by then-Attorney...
  • Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation wrongdoing

    12/06/2018 4:21:29 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2018 | John Solomon
    The whistleblower submission cited many of the same concerns as the internal legal reviews, but also alleged that evidence from foreign governments showed that some charity transactions were commercial in nature and therefore should have been taxed. The evidence amassed by the private investigators should give Congress plenty to explore at its hearing next week, and put the Trump Justice Department on the spot to answer what it has done to address concerns that the foundation’s lawyers raised and the private investigators uncovered. Quid pro quo donations, a culture of noncompliance, travel abuses and commingling of personal with charitable business...
  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Criminal Charges Against Société Générale S.A. For Violations of

    11/19/2018 5:02:29 PM PST · by bitt · 5 replies ^ | 11/19/2018 | Southern District of New York
    Bank to Pay Total Penalties of more than $1.3 Billion as part of Resolution with Federal and State Prosecutors and Regulators Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James D. Robnett, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), and Mark Bialek, Inspector General, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“IG-FRB/CFPB”), announced criminal charges against Société Générale S.A. (“SG” or the “Bank”) consisting of a one-count felony information charging SG with conspiring to violate...
  • Georgia 2018: Abrams Owes more than $50K to IRS Democratic Candidate For Governor

    11/05/2018 6:34:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    AJC ^ | 03/14/18 | Greg Bluestein
    Says She Worked Out Payment Plan With Feds Democrat Stacey Abrams owes more than $50,000 to the Internal Revenue Service and about $170,000 more in credit card and student loan debt, according to personal financial disclosure documents the candidate for governor released this week. The documents show Abrams, a former House minority leader, has a net worth of about $110,000 that includes a recent $150,000 advance for an upcoming book on leadership. The campaign said in a statement that Abrams deferred her tax payments in 2015 and 2016 because she was helping to pay her family’s expenses and that she...
  • Wesley Snipes must pay $9.5 million in back taxes to IRS

    11/02/2018 1:35:50 PM PDT · by DFG · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/02/2018 | Morgan Evans
    Wesley Snipes has been ordered to pay back taxes despite trying hard to convince the Internal Revenue Service that he doesn't have the funds, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The outlet reported Thursday that the IRS originally attempted to collect $23.5 million from the actor, to which he responded with an offer-in-compromise (OIC) for $850,000, a mechanism that would have let him settle his debt and have the tax lien against his home withdrawn. But the IRS rejected the offer, which prompted Snipes to file a petition to overturn the decision. On Thursday, however, tax court Judge Kathleen Kerrigan delivered...
  • IRS Scam Called me

    11/02/2018 1:23:40 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 102 replies
    Nov.2, 2018 | Vanity
    I got a message that the IRS was investigating me for tax evasion. I put in the number in my search engine and others said that Indians were on the other side of the line. I hope it is a scam. I am ignoring the robo call. Here is the number: 240-345-1406. Does anyone have any info on this or had this occurred to them?
  • Michael Avenatti Lived the High Life While Owing Millions to IRS

    10/21/2018 7:27:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10.21.18 | Kate Briquelet
    As Michael Avenatti floats a 2020 presidential run, court records reveal the lawyer and his companies owed millions in unpaid taxes and judgments. ... questions over his finances remain—and could become a sore spot on the campaign trail, as creditors pursue him and his former companies. Both the Eagan Avenatti law firm and a shuttered Seattle coffee chain, which Avenatti says he no longer owns, owe millions in unpaid taxes and judgments.. ... Tax liens filed in Orange County also show that Avenatti has personally owed at least $1.2 million in federal taxes on top of the corporate debts. ......
  • Democratic Activists Push for the Polls in Third Chicago Women's March

    10/14/2018 3:11:06 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 14 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October14, 2018 | Rachel Hinton
    Democratic allies gathered downtown Saturday for Chicago’s latest Women’s March, with organizers pushing for participants to help get out the vote ahead of next month’s midterm elections. Organized as a nonprofit — and not specifically endorsing candidates — the group Women’s March Chicago is bankrolled by Democrats and Democratic supporters. Major donors include the Chicago Federation of Labor and Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker’s campaign. Several thousand took part in Saturday’s march and rally, which was the third Women’s March through Chicago. It was a far cry from the roughly 250,000 who marched through the city shortly after President Donald...
  • Howie Carr: Elizabeth Warren's castoffs? Priceless! (Squaw heap big tax cheat alert)

    10/04/2018 7:01:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 3, 2018 | Howie Carr
    More than three years ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren told the Internal Revenue Service that she had donated $50,000 in used clothing and "household items" to local thrift stores in 2014. Fifty grand worth of clothes! Donated! In one year. That was the fake Indian’s story and she was sticking to it - until late yesterday afternoon, after we inquired about her rather, uh, profligate spending habits. Suddenly, the fake Indian's story changed. The totals, her flack said, were "entry errors." Hey, Senator, glad I could be of service, in helping you correct your false filing. (And I assume the returns,...
  • New York Towns Gearing Up to Fight IRS Ruling on Local Taxes

    09/30/2018 12:08:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 30,2018 | By Jimmy Vielkind
    An emerging coalition of New York municipalities is preparing to challenge proposed Internal Revenue Service regulations that clouded the ability of cities and towns to set up funds that allow residents to pay their local taxes as charitable contributions. The group of municipalities—which includes Westchester County—will file public comments with the IRS and is considering a lawsuit, according to Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, a Democrat who lives in Scarsdale. The new federal tax code signed into law by President Trump in December put a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions, a change that has hurt some residents in New...