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IRS Ordering Spy Equipment

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The IRS, currently in the midst of scandals involving the targeting of conservative groups and lavish taxpayer-funded conferences, is ordering surveillance equipment that includes hidden cameras in coffee trays, plants and clock radios.

The IRS wants to secure the surveillance equipment quickly – it posted a solicitation on June 6 and is looking to

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The End of the “Swiss Bank Account” Tax Haven

Switzerland has accepted a United States demand to settle a dispute over the alleged complicity of Swiss banks in tax evasion by Americans, Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf announced Wednesday.

“This is both a good and a practical solution,” Widmer-Schlumpf told reporters after a cabinet meeting approved the draft accord.

She indicated that the Swiss

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Individual IRS Employees Targeted for Conservative Group’s Lawsuit’s

True the Vote is not only suing the IRS, but also taking action against the IRS employees who participated in the harassment of the voter education and election monitoring organization. Those employees could personally be held liable to pay damages that would be established in litigation.

True the Votes’ lead counsel, Cleta

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Obama Allegedly Knew of IRS Scandal Before 2012 Election

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Barack Obama condemned the IRS scandal earlier this week saying,

“I have got not patience for it… I first learned about this from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this.”

But now we know… The Obama administration knew about the IRS targeting scandal in June 2012 – before the

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IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups and More

An IRS campaign to apply additional scrutiny to conservative groups went beyond targeting “Tea Party” and “patriot” groups to include those focused on government spending, the Constitution and several other broad areas.

The additional guidelines created by the agency were part of a timeline, obtained by Fox News, from the Treasury Inspector General

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IRS Quietly Upgrades Tracking Technology

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The Internal Revenue Service is collecting a lot more than taxes this year — it’s also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers’ digital activities, from eBay auctions to Facebook posts and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records, as it expands its search for tax cheats to places

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FCC Considers Taxing Internet Access

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The Federal Communications Commission is eyeing a proposal to tax broadband Internet service.

Will you pay more for your internet due to taxation of internet access?

The move would funnel money to the Connect America Fund, a subsidy the agency created last year to expand Internet access.

The FCC issued a request

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U.S. Tax Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

The U.S. tax code is a complete and utter abomination and it needs to be thrown out entirely. Nobody in their right mind would ever read the whole thing – it is over 3 million words long. Each year, Americans spend billions of hours and hundreds of billions

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IRS Officer Accused of Stealing

Most taxpayers feel like Uncle Sam is simply taking their money, and one IRS agent may have proven the feeling correct.

Fern Stephens, a revenue officer at the Internal Revenue Service, is being charged by the U.S. Attorney’s office for stealing more than $160,000 in unclaimed tax funds

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IRS on Overseas Rampage

The Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday said it would rebrand its big business unit, adding the word “international” to reflect a renewed focus on companies that stash money abroad to avoid taxes.

The IRS said it is renaming its Large and Mid-Sized Business unit to be called the Large Business and International division.

The unit

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IRS “Taxed” to the Limit

If it seems as if the tax code was conceived by graphic artist M.C. Escher, wait until you meet the new and not improved Internal Revenue Service created by ObamaCare. What, you’re not already on a first-name basis with your local IRS agent?

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, who operates inside the IRS, highlighted the

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