IRS Commissioner says simplifying the tax code would increase compliance

Thursday, May 8, 2014
SOURCE: House Ways and Means Committee via YouTube

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen said the country’s “crazy” tax code makes it difficult for individuals and corporations to accurately calculate and comply with their tax obligations.

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Transcript: Q&A w/ CA Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen on the proposed rainy day fund – April 16, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Partial transcript of press briefing Q&A with California Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen on Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed “rainy day” fund on April 16, 2014:

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IRS working on developing clearer “guidance” on permissible activities of 501c4 social welfare organizations

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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The Internal Revenue Service is working on developing clearer “guidance” to define the extent of which a 501c4 tax exempt social welfare organization may engage in political activity…

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Koskinen admits targeting of conservative groups tarnished IRS’s credibility

Monday, May 5, 2014

The inappropriate targeting of conservative groups for greater scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service was a “serious mistake” that tarnished the agency’s credibility, according to Commissioner John Koskinen.

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Transcript: Press briefing Q&A w/ US Attorney Loretta Lynch on New York Rep. Michael Grimm’s indictment

Monday, April 28, 2014

Partial transcript of the press briefing Q&A with Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, on the indictment of Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island)…

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Transcript: IRS Special Agent Richard Majdanski’s remarks on New York Rep. Michael Grimm’s indictment

Monday, April 28, 2014

Partial transcript of remarks by Richard Majdanski, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York office of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, on the indictment of…

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Transcript: FBI Assistant Director George Venizelos’s remarks on New York Rep. Michael Grimm’s indictment

Monday, April 28, 2014

Partial transcript of remarks by George Venizelos, Assistant Director in charge of the New York office of the FBI, on the indictment of Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island)…

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Transcript: US Attorney Loretta Lynch’s remarks on New York Rep. Michael Grimm’s indictment

Monday, April 28, 2014

Partial transcript of remarks by Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, on the indictment of Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island) for tax evasion,…

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IRS gave $2.8 million in bonuses, time-off perks to 2,800 employees disciplined for misconduct

Monday, April 28, 2014
SOURCE: Treasury.gov

The Internal Revenue Service granted $2.8 million in cash bonuses and 27,000 hours of “time-off” awards to more than 2,800 employees who have been disciplined for misconduct, including…

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Transcript: Sen. Carl Levin’s Q&A w/ Justice Department officials on U.S. tax evasion via Swiss banks – Part VIII

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Part VIII. Partial transcript of Sen. Carl Levin’s (D-Michigan) Q&A with Deputy Attorney General James Cole and Assistant Attorney General Kathryn M. Keneally on “Offshore Tax Evasion: The…

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