On October 10, 2012, the IRS announced that Douglas Shulman, who has led the agency since 2008, is stepping down next month. "It has been an honor to serve the American people during this dynamic time," said Shulman.
On "Pulpit Freedom Sunday," more than 1,000 pastors participated in a collaborated effort to defy the IRS by endorsing political candidates. Their message was clear: You can't tell us what we can and can't talk about to our congregations.
Are consumers inclined to drop off their tax returns at a department store kiosk after shopping for linens, sporting goods, or electronic gadgets? Both Liberty Tax Services and Jackson Hewitt are betting they are.
Now that new per diem rates for business travelers have been released, there's a definite chill in the air. The IRS has announced the rates for the government's 2013 fiscal year have been frozen at the same levels as last year.
Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the IRS announced.
Not only is recording artist Prince in deep with the IRS, but his tax troubles now extend overseas as well. Prince was summoned by the IRS at the request of French authorities to appear before the French tax agency.
Some tax preparers are circumventing standard IRS procedures by using an electronic power of attorney form to obtain tax transcripts, increasing the risk that taxpayer information is being disclosed without proper authorization.
Rich foreigners have enjoyed favorable tax treatment from Switzerland for a long, long time, causing the country to become a veritable magnet for the wealthy. However, growing opposition is forcing changes.
President Barack Obama is surrounded by advisers, official and unofficial. Everyone has an opinion. But it's doubtful he expected to be getting tax policy advice from "Mean Girl" actress, twenty-three-year-old Lindsay Lohan.
IRS Commissioner Shulman has been gearing up the computers to accommodate the "real-time tax system" he has been envisioning for years. Now he needs Congress to pull the trigger on legislation that would authorize this approach.
Two tax return preparers are being sued by the Department of Justice for filing false deductions and credits, including federal fuel tax credits and education tax credits, on customers' federal tax returns.
The IRS, which has been turning to online services and "facilitated self-assistance" methods to inform taxpayers, needs better information to determine if those efforts are successful, according to a new audit report.
Chances are, even greatly higher taxes won't tarnish the halo that comes with a ten-year, $254 million contract to play for the Angels. No matter where he plays, with a salary like that, Albert Pujols will pay the highest rate.