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Simi Valley Police advise residents: Be aware of scams — The IRS doesn’t give you a courtesy call

Simi Valley Police advise residents: Be aware of scams — The IRS doesn’t give you a courtesy call

IRS tea party targeting accusations, legal issues persist after Justice ends probe

IRS tea party targeting accusations, legal issues persist after Justice ends probe

The IRS is still holding up the nonprofit applications of tea party groups, including one that has been waiting nearly six years for approval, as conservatives panned the Justice Department’s announcement last week that it had cleared the tax agency, and former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, of any wrongdoing. The Obama administration’s decision, outlined […]

IRS Scammers trying to shakedown Moorpark residents

IRS Scammers trying to shakedown Moorpark residents

Email is not the only way criminals try to attack and steal your identity. Moorpark is experiencing an IRS phone scam involving people claiming to be Moorpark Police staff. They even adjust their caller-ID information to make it appear that they are legitimately calling from the Moorpark Police Department (805-532-2700). The scammers say that, you […]

IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account

IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account

Lois Lerner had yet another personal email account used to conduct some IRS business, the tax agency confirmed in a new court filing late Monday that further complicates the administration’s efforts to be transparent about Ms. Lerner’s actions during the tea party targeting scandal. The admission came in an open-records lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, […]

IRS can’t verify illegal immigrant IDs, vulnerable to fraud: Audit

IRS can’t verify illegal immigrant IDs, vulnerable to fraud: Audit

The IRS cannot verify that illegal immigrants are who they say they are, the tax agency’s inspector general reported Thursday in a new study that says the government doesn’t have the tools to validate foreign governments’ identifying documents, and could be paying refunds without truly knowing who it’s sending them to. IRS agents also don’t […]

IRS bilked for billions in bogus refunds: audit  

IRS bilked for billions in bogus refunds: audit   

Thieves Used IRS Website To Steal Info From 100,000 Households

Thieves Used IRS Website To Steal Info From 100,000 Households

Identity thieves used the IRS website to steal tax return information from about 100,000 households, the agency said Tuesday, and made at least another 100,000 failed attempts. The thieves penetrated the IRS “Get Transcripts” program by using stolen data, such as Social Security numbers, to view taxpayer’s prior-year tax return information. They used that stolen information […]

IRS ‘deliberately’ cut customer service, made tax season extra painful, report finds

IRS ‘deliberately’ cut customer service, made tax season extra painful, report finds

  The IRS “deliberately” cut its customer service this year, prostate making the tax season more painful than it had to be for millions of taxpayers, House Republicans concluded in a new report Wednesday that accused the agency of wasting money on pet projects while hanging up on millions of callers. Wait times spiked to […]

IRS ordered to release list of targeted tea party groups

IRS ordered to release list of targeted tea party groups

A federal judge ordered the IRS this week to turn over the list of 298 groups it targeted for intrusive scrutiny as the agency defends against a potential class-action lawsuit by tea party groups who claim their constitutional rights were violated. The IRS had argued it shouldn’t have to release the names because doing do […]

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