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  • WOMEN’S MARCH, OTHER LEFT-WING GROUPS LIKELY VIOLATED IRS RULES. THEIR NONPROFIT STATUS COULD BE..

    09/21/2018 9:39:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/20/2018 | ANDREW KERR, PETER HASSON AND JOE SIMONSON
    Women’s March and other left-wing groups organized illegal disruptions of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. The left-wing organizations violated IRS rules, experts told TheDCNF. The organizations could lose their tax-exempt status Left-wing nonprofit groups that orchestrated disruptions during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings likely violated IRS rules, which can result in their loss of tax-exempt status, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation. TheDCNF listened in on a conference call Monday where organizers for three groups behind the protests called on activists to continue their “civil disobedience” as part of their efforts to “shut...
  • Senate confirms Charles Rettig as IRS commissioner...

    09/12/2018 4:37:55 PM PDT · by caww · 5 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/12/2018 | by Joseph Lawler
    Rettig will take over from Trump Treasury official David Kautter, who has been running the IRS on an interim basis since the departure last fall of John Koskinen, an Obama appointee who was despised by Republicans. In confirmation hearings, Rettig said that his overriding goal would be to restore confidence in the IRS, which has for years been the objection of conservative suspicion and faced significant budget cuts. Rettig will be tasked with implementing the new tax law passed by Republicans and signed into law by Trump in December. The IRS was afforded a modest increase in funding this spring...
  • McCain Flunky Who Weaponized the IRS Now Controls All Internal DoJ/FBI Probes ( Henry Kerner )

    08/31/2018 11:41:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    The Sentinel ^ | August 3, 2018 | S.Noble -
    As corruption continues at the DoJ/FBI, it is important to know the name of an operative who is working behind the scenes in a powerful position. That person is Henry Kerner. Former McCain staffer, Henry Kerner, a deep state bureaucrat, has oversight over whistleblowers and internal probes. This is no ordinary staffer. This man hates conservatives. Senator John McCain’s Staff Director Henry Kerner urged the IRS’ Steve Miller and Lois Lerner to target the tea party and any conservative groups until its “financially ruinous”. Henry Kerner is now in charge of all internal investigations in the government. In his past...
  • 'Ready Return' Not Ready For Prime Time

    08/20/2018 8:49:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2018 | Demian Brady
    Despite simplification measures passed in last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the American tax code remains bloated. Decades of explosive growth in the tax code have overburdened taxpayers when filing season comes around. And while increasing the standard deduction and cutting the Alternative Minimum Tax, as TCJA did, will decrease the compliance burden on many Americans, much work remains to be done.A new proposal from three legal scholars in Politico, however, neglects to address the fundamental problem of a convoluted tax code when it comes to making tax filing easier. The authors propose that the IRS pre-fill everyone’s tax forms...
  • Whistleblower makes shocking IRS, insider trading allegations

    08/16/2018 12:51:59 PM PDT · by 2harddrive · 38 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 08/15/2018 | John Crudele
    Whistleblower makes shocking IRS, insider trading allegations
  • Whistleblower makes shocking IRS, insider trading allegations

    08/16/2018 5:58:30 AM PDT · by DFG · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/15/2018 | John Crudele
    A whistleblower made this shocking allegation to me last week: the IRS was tipping off members of Congress to corporate takeovers so the elected officials could profit from insider trading. My snitch also charged that higher-level employees of the IRS also used that information to enrich themselves. This may sound crazy but remember: Up until a few years ago members of Congress were allowed to trade stock based on information they got while performing their public duties. It wasn’t until 2012, during President Obama’s tenure, that the practice was banned.
  • Weekly Update: New Fusion GPS Collusion Lawsuit

    08/11/2018 9:06:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 10, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    How Were Bruce and Nellie Ohr, Christopher Steele, and Fusion GPS Plotting? Judicial Watch Battles in Court this Week for IRS Scandal Transparency Dossier Author Steele Was Deemed ‘Not Suitable For Use’ as Source Court Orders DOJ to Preserve Comey Personal Email How Were Bruce and Nellie Ohr, Christopher Steele, and Fusion GPS Plotting? Recently, Republican lawmakers indicated that Bruce Ohr , the former Associate Deputy Attorney General, is becoming more central to their investigation of the soft coup against President Trump. Moreover, newly released emails and memos show that Ohr continued to receive information from former British spy...
  • Tea party groups get revenge against IRS as judge approves $3.5 million payout

    08/10/2018 11:36:37 AM PDT · by upchuck · 64 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Aug 9, 2018 | Steven Dinan
    A judge late Wednesday signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, closing out the last major legal battle over what all sides now agree was unwarranted and illegal targeting for political purposes. The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections, and insists it’s made changes so that political targeting can’t occur in the future. A few issues are still being fought over in the courts — including whether former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner will be allowed to forever shield her deposition explaining her...
  • IRS Recognizes 'Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft' for Lesbian Feminists as Church for Tax Purposes

    08/10/2018 7:35:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/10/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    The IRS has reportedly recognized the Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft as a legitimate church. The Maryland-based group is dedicated exclusively to lesbian feminists. Peter Reilly, a CPA for over 30 years focusing on taxation, first reported the new designation in a blog post for Forbes. "The IRS recognized it as a 501(c)(3) organization and went the extra step of recognizing PCMW as a church, the most enviable of all tax statuses exempt not only from income tax but also from the transparency that filing Form 990 creates," Reilly wrote. "A church does not have to apply for exempt status,...
  • U.S. District Court Grants Judicial Watch Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief for the Unsealing of...

    08/08/2018 1:47:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 8, 2018 | Admin
    Full title: U.S. District Court Grants Judicial Watch Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief for the Unsealing of IRS Officials Lerner, Paz Depositions Hearing set for Thursday, August 9 (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Western Division) issued an order granting a Judicial Watch motion to file an amicus curiae brief that asks the court to unseal the depositions of former IRS officials Lois Lerner and Holly Paz. The court also granted a hearing to be held Thursday, August 9, at 1 pm ET. Both Lerner and Paz...
  • The IRS Has Rehired Hundreds of Fired Employees. Congress Should Step In.

    08/04/2018 12:17:18 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    For one of the most punitive agencies in the federal government, the IRS sure is forgiving with its own employees. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., has proposed a bill that would prevent the IRS from rehiring employees fired for misconduct or poor performance. The bill, titled the Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act, follows a recent Treasury inspector general report that shows the IRS rehired more than 200 fired workers in a little over a year. A previous inspector general report proves this problem dates back to at least 2009. According to the Treasury Department’s inspector general, the IRS did...
  • Now It All Starts Making Sense – Deep State “Fixer”: Henry John Kerner, The Cover-Up Expert….

    06/22/2018 5:49:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 65 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/22/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Years of questions about how so many DC scandals never ended up with any accountability are now slowly beginning to make sense. Henry Kerner is a missing piece of a very frustrating puzzle… Thanks to the efforts of Judicial Watch, we now find a name at the very heart of some of the most controversial investigative collapses in modern political history. The same John McCain staffer who told the IRS to weaponize their database to target Tea Party groups, was intimately involved in Fast-and-Furious, Benghazi, IRS and now -under the Trump administration- “Spygate”. If you wanted to control or cover-up...
  • Why is the IRS rehiring hundreds of FIRED workers, including some who threatened VIOLENCE?

    07/30/2018 6:54:11 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/30/18 | USA Features
    Out of Control: Without question, the IRS can be one of the most punitive and punishing of all federal agencies. A government running a chronic multi-trillion dollar debt needs every penny it can get. But should American taxpayers have to shell out millions of dollars annually to pay shoddy, underperforming, and — in many cases — dishonest and threatening workers? Apparently so.
  • Mueller to call witnesses from IRS, FBI for Manafort trial: report (Named witnesses)

    07/24/2018 8:42:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/24/18 | Justin Wise
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors reportedly plan to call witnesses from the FBI, IRS and Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network during former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial. Politico reported that one of the lead investigators made the announcement at a pretrial hearing on Tuesday as the judge presiding over the case laid out broad parameters to potential jurors, including a timeline of Manafort's alleged crimes. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III ordered Mueller to turn over its full witness list of about 30 people, Politico noted. The news site reports that Ellis said on Tuesday...
  • Another Day, Another Case Study on Media Bias

    07/19/2018 3:01:13 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 3 replies
    https://freebeacon.com ^ | July 18, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    Some nonprofit groups will no longer have to give the IRS the names of donors who give them $5,000 or more. Among the groups that will no longer have to report donors are the National Rifle Association, various chambers of commerce, and groups focused on particular issues, such as Americans for Prosperity, which has been closely associated with the Koch brothers. But the ruling also applies to groups like the NAACP, labor unions and volunteer fire departments. Huh? Why the headline focus on the NRA, then? The headline could have just as easily read "NAACP and some other nonprofits" or...
  • Exclusive—Buddy Carter Introduces Bill to Prevent Illegals from Stealing Americans’ SSN

    07/13/2018 11:59:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | 07/13/2018 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday about his new legislation that would prevent illegal immigrants from using Americans’ Social Security numbers, protect citizens’ privacy, and deter illegal immigration. On Wednesday, Rep. Carter introduced H.R. 6333, Tax Identity Protection Act, which would direct the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help protect Americans from illegal immigrants from fraudulently using their Social Security numbers. In his press release this week, the Georgia Republican said that he contacted the IRS and the agency told him that they were not “in the position to notify victims” that their...
  • Pay Up! IRS Now Sending Tax Delinquents’ Names For Passport Denials

    07/09/2018 2:07:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    This is actually a good news story, but only if you’re a law-abiding, taxpaying American citizen.If, however, you’re among more than a third of a million Americans in a tax delinquent category, well, then this is not a good news story.It seems Congress passed a law three years ago requiring the Internal Revenue Service to cull out Americans who have more than $51,000 in overdue back-tax debts. Then, the IRS sends those names in batches over to the State Department where they file the names to deny those folks new passports or passport renewalsEventually, they may be cancelling existing...
  • Affordable Care Act’s unexpected side effect: an IOU to the IRS

    07/08/2018 11:25:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 8, 2018 | Catherine Ho
    Bill and Cathy Stapp stand on the deck of their sailboat Kruzin’ Kitty in Alameda. After being told they were eligible for the Covered California health care plan, they learned their income was too high to qualify for subsidized coverage
  • Thousands of Americans Will Be Denied a Passport Because of Unpaid Taxes

    07/06/2018 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06 July 2018 | Laura Saunders
    IRS officials provide new details on enforcement of law Congress passed in late 2015 At least 362,000 Americans with overdue tax debts will be denied new or renewed passports if they don’t settle these debts, the Internal Revenue Service says. Recently IRS officials have provided new details on the enforcement of a law Congress passed in late 2015. It requires the IRS and State Department to deny passports or revoke them for taxpayers who have more than $51,000 of overdue tax debt. Enforcement began in February. An IRS spokesman says the 362,000 people are current tax debtors who are affected...
  • UBS whistleblower exposes 'political prostitution' all the way up to President Obama

    08/29/2016 2:43:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 25 August 2015 | Ian Allison
    UBS, the world's largest wealth manager, is facing embarrassment over fresh revelations going back to the tax investigation that led to the collapse of Swiss banking secrecy. Two significant events are looming before UBS. The first is the possibility of a public trial in France, featuring UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld, concerning historic tax evasion allegedly orchestrated by the bank. That could happen this year. The other is the publication this October of Birkenfeld's scathing new book, Lucifer's Banker, which covers his time at UBS. The tax evasion controversy, which was first highlighted in 2005, subsequently involved the US Department of...