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Images of the Government Shutdown - Front Page Buzz

Images of the Government Shutdown - Front Page Buzz | Biggest Tax Season Stories 2014 | Scoop.it
15 Captivating Photos of the Government Shutdown

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This set tax season back by a week. The IRS scandal certainly overshadowed the enormity of this, but it still happened.

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How the media outrageously blew the IRS scandal: A full accounting - Salon

How the media outrageously blew the IRS scandal: A full accounting - Salon | Biggest Tax Season Stories 2014 | Scoop.it
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How the media outrageously blew the IRS scandal: A full accounting
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How the media outrageously blew the IRS scandal: A full accounting.
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This is a great article to educate yourself on just what happened at the IRS. It was written quite a long time ago, but it's still relevant and accurate.

 

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Your Chances Of Getting Audited Are Very Slim (Unless You Make $1M)

Your Chances Of Getting Audited Are Very Slim (Unless You Make $1M) | Biggest Tax Season Stories 2014 | Scoop.it
Deep IRS budget cuts have made it difficult for them to conduct a wide number of audits. Now, the wealthy have a better chance of being screened. (It's #TaxDay! Have you filed yet? Don't worry. The chances of being audited are slim.
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More good news ...

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Man Scammed Out of $3,800 by Caller Posing as IRS Official

A gentleman in Farmington Hills, Michigan recently lost nearly $4000 as part of a phone scam. Scammers are always looking for potential, unsuspecting victim...
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Despite the overwhelming influx of reports from thousands and thousands of news sources from all over the country, a man in Michigan was scammed out of $4,000. That happened.

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TaxProf Blog: The IRS Scandal, Day 308

TaxProf Blog: The IRS Scandal, Day 308 | Biggest Tax Season Stories 2014 | Scoop.it

ThereJim Jordan, chairman of a House Oversight subcommittee that has been investigating the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, says that "we need a special prosecutor." And he has a candidate in mind.

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This blog is an ostensible "one and done" for all IRS scandal news coverage. It has over 300 days covered since the beginning of the scandal. Enjoy that.

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The Gift That Is Lois Lerner - Forbes

The Gift That Is Lois Lerner - Forbes | Biggest Tax Season Stories 2014 | Scoop.it
The Gift That Is Lois Lerner Forbes And I was spurred to read the letter from the House Ways and Means Committee – perhaps, more accurately, the Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee – asking the attorney general to conduct a criminal...
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This short article points out that the House investigation of Lois Lerner is ostensibly making the investigation about her, turning her into a scapegoat while the issue is really the IRS as an organization.

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Lois Lerner's retirement a 'calculated move'? - Fox News

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Lois Lerner's retirement a 'calculated move'?
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AND THE WOMAN IN THE HEART OF THE IRS SCANDAL TARGETING TE PARTY GROUP SYSTEM RETIRING AND SITTING PRETTY ON YOUR DIME.
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Since the IRS scandal was all about targeting conservative groups,  we can all look to Fox News for a balanced opinion on this.

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IRS Audit Risk Lowest Since 2005 - Crunch Time News

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IRS Audit Risk Lowest Since 2005
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But something they may not realize is that their chance of being audited is the lowest that it has been in several years.
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Good news ... for everyone but the IRS.

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The Bottom Line : IRS Phone Scam Warning

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This news report from Albany, NY will do to cover the IRS scam warning issued in November of last year. This was a story that found itself emerging again and again. With as much coverage as it received, you wonder if anyone was fooled.

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