Tag: internal revenue service

robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Bringing accountability to the IRS

Virginians remain troubled by the reports of IRS official’s misconduct, and the American people deserve accountability and answers.

mark warner

Warner asks IRS to work with OPM to protect hack victims

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to work with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to protect federal employees from tax-related identity theft following a pair of security breaches of OPM’s personnel database that exposed the personal information of millions of current and retired federal employees.


Warner, Johnson, Ayotte introduce Senate bill to require IRS to notify victims of identity theft

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced a bill Wednesday to require the Internal Revenue Service to notify potential victims of identity theft, something the agency has not always done in the past.

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Sen. Warner presses IRS on ID theft, fraudulent tax returns

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) is requesting more information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about procedures in place to help taxpayers who have been victims of identity theft, and what might be done going forward to proactively alert taxpayers identified as possible victims of identity theft.

robert hurt

On Tax Day, House passes legislation to reform the IRS

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House passed several bipartisan bills to make the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more transparent and accountable.

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Robert Hurt: Fifth District Virginians deserve better from the IRS

The IRS is only answering four in 10 customer service calls, leaving many pressing tax questions unanswered. This unsettling news comes at a time when thousands have questions about the mandates and reporting requirements imposed by the President’s healthcare law.


IRS tells Warner: Uniforms for public safety officials not taxable

In a letter to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that firefighters and police officers will not be expected to pay taxes on common clothing items that they are required to wear while on duty.

bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: Countering Senate inaction

Due to Senate inaction, Congress was forced at the last minute to take steps to fund the government through the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2015.

Wayne Theatre construction update

I remember being told, “Nothing comes for free.” I can attest to the validity of that. The Wayne Theatre qualifies for $3,000,000 in tax credits. At one time this infusion of funds for worthy projects seemed like ‘free money.’

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Bob Goodlatte: Seeking an independent IRS investigation

For many Americans, the IRS is the primary way they interact with the federal government. To have the IRS acting as a politicized organization that persecutes citizens for their political beliefs shakes the core of our democracy.

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Augusta Health contributed more than $29 million to community in 2012

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has released its annual report on community benefit, Caring for our Communities, detailing the $2.6 billion in community benefit and other types of community support provided by Virginia’s tax-exempt hospitals in 2012.

mark herring

GOP demands Dem AG candidate return campaign funds

The Republican Party of Virginia has filed a complaint against the Democratic Attorney Generals Association related to $680,000 in contributions made by the DAGA to Democratic Party attorney general nominee Mark Herring since August.


Gy Moody: Cleaning up the tax code starts with taking out the trash

The U.S. tax code is littered with wasteful loopholes and preferential rules written by insider lobbyists to benefit powerful corporations and wealthy special interests. For them, these loopholes do indeed represent an enormous and bountiful treasure.

bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: A busy week

The IRS recently admitted that certain conservative groups had been singled out for extra scrutiny based on political leanings, including some in Virginia. The IRS must be held accountable for this blatant abuse of power.

Chris Graham: Tea Party Charity

The rules in place at the time of the abusive IRS investigations into Tea Party groups in 2011 and 2012 allowed the groups to file for and receive nonprofit status. That’s not at question. What is at question, to me, is why essentially political organizations can be considered for nonprofit status in the first place?


Mark Warner, Tim Kaine comment on reports that IRS targeted Tea Party groups

Recent reports that the IRS targeted Tea Party groups drew strong criticism from U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine on Monday.

Radtke raises issue with IRS actions

U.S. Senate candidate Jamie Radtke has asked the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to launch a formal investigation into abusive actions by the Internal Revenue Service toward Tea Party and Patriot organizations. On Friday, Radtke sent a letter to Congressman Darrell Issa describing IRS actions toward conservative organizations currently seeking […]