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Congress probes theft of tax info from IRS

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WASHINGTON — Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch has requested a confidential briefing by IRS ...

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IRS refunds $10M to tax preparers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is refunding a total of $10 million to thousands of tax preparers who paid to take a competency test. A federal court struck down IRS regulations in 2013 that sought to require some tax preparers ...

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Fake IRS agents target many in huge tax scam

WASHINGTON — Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday. More than ...

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IRS has $1B in 2011 unfiled returns

Federal income tax refunds totaling $1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers, including 63,400 in New York, who did not file a federal income tax return for 2011, the Internal Revenue Service has announced. To collect ...

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