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Outside Collectors for I.R.S. Are Accused of Illegal Practices

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:58:16 -0500

A group of Democratic senators obtained call scripts from companies collecting overdue tax debt and found what they said were a variety of abuses.

A Warning on Trump’s Religious Liberty Order

Wed, 10 May 2017 20:59:23 -0500

A presidential order on religious liberty didn’t seem to live up to its scary advanced billing. But that’s only if you weren’t paying close attention.

Where’s Paul Ryan in All the Comey Chaos? In Ohio, Talking Taxes

Wed, 10 May 2017 20:13:49 -0500

Brushing off questions on the new drama that threatened to stall Republicans’ agenda, the House speaker stayed focused on a subject dear to his heart.

Tool to Aid Student Loan Borrowers Will Come Back Online Soon

Wed, 10 May 2017 15:56:41 -0500

Borrowers seeking flexible repayment plans have been cut off from the I.R.S.’s Data Retrieval Tool since early March because of a security breach.

Don’t Blame the Russians, Tax Judge Tells Sotheby’s Expert

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:52:24 -0500

In a case involving an estate and a Sotheby’s expert’s valuation of two paintings by old masters, a judge sides with the Internal Revenue Service.

I.R.S. Enlists Debt Collectors to Recover Overdue Taxes

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:21 -0500

In a program that consumer advocates fear has the potential for abuse, private firms are poised to begin calling taxpayers who owe money to Uncle Sam.

Spicer Argues That More Public Disclosure Is Unnecessary, Even Harmful

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:54:56 -0500

The White House defended its less-is-more practices, saying that releasing information on wide topics would impede President Trump’s ability to govern.

As Tax Day Approaches, Protesters Demand to See Trump’s Returns

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:27:30 -0500

Hundreds marched near Mar-a-Lago in Florida, and thousands gathered in Washington and other cities across the country.

Lapsed Student Loan Payments May Cost You a Tax Refund

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:56:05 -0500

Federal student loans that are delinquent can cause the Treasury to keep any tax refunds owed to the borrower. Here’s what you should do.

Filing Taxes in Japan Is a Breeze. Why Not Here?

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:21:24 -0500

The American system of filing taxes is infuriatingly complex. It could be much simpler if tax prep companies didn’t interfere.