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The House Ways and Means Committee is investigating evidence that Trump may have attempted to influence the mandatory IRS audit conducted on sitting presidents.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
New Law Stops IRS From Stealing People's Money Simply Because It Deems Their Bank Deposits Suspiciously Small
A provision of the Taxpayer First Act requires evidence of other illegal activity for seizures based on "structuring" and mandates prompt hearings.
How willing are you to pay taxes when you know they're intended to do you harm?
New IRS Rule Seems to Violate the First Amendment by Denying Tax-Exempt Status to Drug Policy Reform Groups
It is unconstitutional for the government to discriminate against organizations based on their viewpoint.
The granting or withholding of that approval is a powerful lever over our lives.
The agency's own performance measures say it's doing fine, but a watchdog's report tells a different story.
Per capita isn't the only way to think about your personal tax burden for minor government programs.
Facebook's Use of Data May Annoy You, But IRS Handling of Your Sensitive Information Is Truly Chilling
When it comes to mishandling the details of your life, social media has nothing on the tax man.
The IRS and State Department are not required under all circumstances to reverse their passport-snatching if you pay the debt down below the $51,000 threshold.
The congressman leaves with a mixed record.
IRS blames budget cuts
"They did it for money, and they destroyed a good and honest man."
Former owners are suing for $2 million, accusing agency of violating the rules.
The IRS used obscure money laundering rules to seize money from business owners. A watchdog report finds $17 million of that money was legally obtained.
Taxpayers paid for "excessive and inappropriate" lodging and travel costs, including for one employee who managed to travel 381 days of the year.
IRS is acting in bad faith and overreaching, argues motion to quash its subpoena seeking a wide range of information about the bitcoin exchange's customers.
Attempts to make sure the feds can successfully tax pseudonymous bitcoin transactions getting serious.
The DOJ starts to retroactively apply new guidelines for structuring-related forfeitures.
Unless you rip up that passport, Uncle Sam will never leave you alone. Neither will Rush.
Five federal agencies and several California police departments worked for over a year to take down a site where sex workers advertised.
There's simply a huge cost when officials and politicians lie all the time.
Instapundit on the long-term, corrosive effects of a "weaponized" IRS.
A convenience store owner accused of "structuring" will get some compensation for his forfeiture ordeal.
The tax agency acted incompetently, but not illegally.
Tax agency overuse of sensitive personal info makes more opportunities for identity thieves.
But cryptographic tech, like that the government wants to weaken, helps mitigate the risk to users.
Hackers took the bait
Do you really think this is the worst of it?
The feds drop a forfeiture case that violated their own policies.
The deposits were too small, so the government cleaned out his bank account.
They won't do it again. Next time, they'll try something different.
One-Third of Americans Living Abroad Have Thought Actively About Renouncing Citizenship Due to Tax-Filing Requirements
It's not just fatcats feeling the pain of FATCA