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Virginia congressional delegation urges financial aid flexibility in absence of IRS tool

The Virginia congressional delegation called for flexibility in financial aid deadlines due to the removal of an online tool.


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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.


Goodlatte to highlight IRS, Virginia Free File programs, VITA

Bob Goodlatte will speak with local leaders in Roanoke to urge eligible Virginia residents to use the IRS, Virginia Free File and VITA programs.


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Staunton Library to offer tax forms: But fewer this year

The Staunton Public Library has provided IRS tax forms through its Tax Forms Outlet Program, and will continue to do so, with fewer tax form offerings.


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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS threat scam

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is warning local residents of a scam involving supposed threats of lawsuit from the IRS.


Small business: What you need to know about 1099 reporting

The issue of 1099 reporting is one topic that seems to be too often overlooked. It is the business owner’s responsibility to comply with the 1099 rules, and more than likely almost every business has at least one 1099 that should be issued.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Randy Forbes to Ash Carter: Administration putting IRS, EPA above national security

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today questioned Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on the President’s threat to veto legislation that removes defense spending from sequestration.


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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.


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Free tax prep program allows Virginia residents to save at tax time

Today, Congressman Goodlatte (VA-Sixth District) urged eligible Virginia residents to use the IRS and Virginia Free File programs to save money at tax time.


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Sen. Mark Warner calls on IRS to address and prevent tax refund fraud

As tax season ramps up, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) is asking the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to be more proactive in preventing and addressing cases of identity theft and taxpayer fraud.


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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.


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Voters call for clarity: The IRS should listen

In November 2013, the IRS proposed a new definition of political activity that would have applied to 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.


Bitcoin: The next unwinnable war?

We need to elect people that understand and will protect the flourishing Bitcoin market and keep it out of the reach of the Federal government’s omnipotent tentacles and omniscient bureaucrats.


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Randy Forbes: My thoughts on government dysfunction

According to a Gallup survey released last year, Americans were more likely to name dysfunctional government as the most important problem facing the nation – more than the economy, unemployment, the deficit, and healthcare.


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Bob Goodlatte: Audit the Fed?

We have seen just what can happen when government officials and agencies are not held accountable. The Federal Reserve, or Fed, should not be excluded from this accountability.


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Cancer patients will get help because of 20th anniversary event at Augusta Health

In celebration of the Augusta Health’s 20th anniversary, the Augusta Health Foundation will host a special celebration of this momentous occasion while also benefitting cancer patients in need.


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Stephen Eldridge: The ‘Fair Tax’ is a fraud

The “Fair Tax” (“FT”) is a fraud – it is more wealth redistribution, and a financial scam.


Sen. Warner staff office hours in Staunton

Sam Louis Taylor, Outreach Representative at Senator Mark Warner’s Roanoke office, will be holding remote office hours in your area.


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Glen Terrell: Article V Convention of States

Our best chance of reclaiming our country and reigning in our government is an Article V Convention of States.


E.W. Jackson on Obama’s non-discrimination order: Abuse of authority

E.W. Jackson, minister and former Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia, says President Obama is undermining the First Amendment Rights of Americans to advance the LGBT agenda.


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Glen Terrell: The IRS must go!

To aware citizens it’s crystal clear: THE IRS MUST GO! There is no place for an institution like the IRS in a society of free people such as the citizens of the USA.


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Warner Senate staff office hours in Staunton

Sam Louis Taylor, Outreach Representative at Senator Mark Warner’s Roanoke office, will be holding remote office hours in Staunton on Thursday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at Staunton City Hall, 116 W. Beverley St., Staunton.


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Randy Forbes: Bergdahl-Taliban Trade Sets Bad Precedent

Sergeant Bergdahl is going home. But so are the Taliban. The Obama Administration’s decision to trade five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in exchange for POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has sparked concern and outrage across the country.


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Tim Kaine introduces bill to improve healthcare access

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced legislation to help families in Virginia and across the country access tax credits in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to ensure they get the most affordable healthcare coverage possible.


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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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LGBT advocates, tax professionals say state’s tax policy is discriminatory

Virginia’s policy of requiring married lesbian and gay couples to file their state income tax returns as “individuals” is not only burdensome and confusing, but also discriminatory toward married gay and lesbian couples while also hurting businesses.


Construction halted on Wayne Theatre: Issues with loan

Construction on the renovation of the Wayne Theatre has been halted, with the Wayne Theatre Alliance, which is leading the $7 million-plus project to rebuild the Downtown Waynesboro landmark citing an issue with closing on a construction loan as being the key reason.


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Randy Forbes: Scam alert

If you’re like me, you like to think that you aren’t likely to fall for a telephone or email scam – particularly those scams telling of a long-lost family member in a foreign country who has a large inheritance to give you… if only you’ll provide your Social Security number, birth date, and checking account information.


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Randy Forbes: President or king?

The year was 1783. After leading the revolution against the British Empire, defeating the most powerful military in the world at the time, General George Washington was perfectly positioned to seize the reins of power and rule the new nation. Perhaps even to become king.


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Beware of tax season scams

As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Mark Herring is reminding citizens to protect themselves from identity theft, fraud and other scams as tax season approaches.


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Leaders tout free tax prep program

Department of Taxation Commissioner Craig Burns, House Speaker Bill Howell, Sen. Bryce Reeves, Del. Kathy Byron, Del. Mark Keam, Del. Mark Cole, and others urged eligible Virginia residents to use the Free File program to save money at tax time.


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Does the IRS really want to target groups for politics? Robert Hurt votes on partisan bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Va.) voted in favor of H.R. 3865, the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act, which sponsors say would prohibit the Department of Treasury and the IRS from finalizing regulations that seek to curb the speech of groups in a politically-motivated fashion.


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CAPSAW tax assistance client becomes volunteer

In 2013, Melissa Wolcott decided she was tired of paying someone to do her taxes. She knew her tax return was simple, and she knew that any of her hard-earned money was too much to spare when a free service was available. She visited the Valley VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site at stuarts draft […]


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CAPSAW free tax prep services begin in February

The Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro (CAPSAW) announced the opening of its free tax preparation program, Valley VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) in February.


Waynesboro Senior Center to host AARP Tax Aide

Waynesboro Senior Center is very pleased to host AARP Tax Aide again this year. This program uses trained volunteers to provide free income tax preparation to low and moderate income individuals of all ages.