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  • Are you at risk for this major tax penalty? Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Retirement file folder

    Most retirees haven't yet taken required minimum distributions—putting them at risk for a 50% tax penalty. But it's a misstep easily avoided.

  • Uncle Sam wants you to consider this for retirement Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 9:47 AM ET
    Senior man reading newspaper

    To ensure retirees don't run out of money, the IRS and the Treasury just issued guidance to expand the use of these investment vehicles.

  • Why the Secret Service matters in the midterms Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at a House hearing on the White House security breach, Sept. 30, 2014.

    Recent government missteps could cost the midterm elections for the Democrats, NBC News reports.

  • More than 90,000 hit by IRS jail scam: Report Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 9:17 AM ET
    The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    Scammers claiming to represent the IRS are threatening people with jail if they don't pay tax bills.

  • Tough tax rules see expats ditch US passports Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    Expatriate Americans are renouncing their citizenship in record volumes because of increasingly onerous tax-filing requirements.

  • The man who targeted the IRS before the GOP groused Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:19 AM ET
    The Internal Revenue Service headquarters is shown in Washington, April 9, 2014.

    A former adviser to President Obama's transition team was waging his own legal battle against the IRS before conservatives took the agency to court.

  • Tech savvy prostitutes trade pimps for Web pages Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Street walkers are still around, but escorts have taken to the Web and seen a surge of interest and a perceived lower risk of arrest.

  • Santelli Exchange: IRS crash   Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 10:51 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: IRS crash

    CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to Senator Orrin Hatch, (R-Utah), about the IRS email scandal. Senator Hatch says the crash looks terrible and the emails are probably gone forever.

  • Kudlow: IRS has no credibility   Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    Kudlow: IRS has no credibility

    Discussing the IRS email controversy, with CNBC's Larry Kudlow, and CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein. Kudlow says the IRS has consistently misled the House Ways and Means Committee.

  • IRS faces cover-up allegations   Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    IRS faces cover-up allegations

    IRS commissioner John Koskinen is under fire over claims that specific emails of ex-official Lois Lerner are gone forever because a hard drive was destroyed, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • 'Lost' emails really gone forever?   Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 3:39 PM ET
    Are emails ever really gone forever?

    In the wake of claims by the IRS that Lois Lerner's emails from 2009 to 2011 are missing, Alex McGeorge, Immunity, discusses if it's plausible that emails of an IRS official could vanish.

  • How to protect yourself from bogus IRS agents   Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    How to protect yourself from bogus IRS agents

    CNBC contributor Herb Weisbaum explains how consumers can combat an alarming trend in the underworld of tax fraud -- crooks pretending to be IRS or U.S. Treasury agents calling about a problem with your tax return. It's a scam that continues long after tax season officially ends.

  • IRS delays rules on taxation for activists Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    The IRS will revamp rules made to curb political activity by nonprofits after receiving more than 150,000 comments. The NYT reports.

  • US to pot farmers: You can't use federal irrigation Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Mike Corral cuts branches from a marijuana plant as he prepares a harvest in Davenport, Calif.

    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation wants weed growers to know that, at least at the federal level, the times they aren't a-changing.

  • Bogus billions: IRS' $13b problem   Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    Bogus billions: IRS' $13b problem

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow and Eamon Javers discuss the $13 billion in improper tax credits paid out by the IRS. Kudlow says the IRS is rife with problems and is poorly managed

  • IRS under fire for bad refunds   Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 3:33 PM ET
    IRS under fire for bad refunds

    The IRS reportedly paid out $13 billion in improper tax credits last year by mistake. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • IRS might have paid $13B to the wrong people Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    IRS Internal Revenue Service

    The Internal Revenue Service paid more than $13 billion in tax credits last year to people who may not have qualified.

  • Fewer audits this year due to budget cuts: IRS Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    IRS Commissioner Koskinen said the IRS will audit 100,000 fewer individuals this year as part of congressionally mandated cuts to the agency's budget.

  • US works to curb tax-driven business moves abroad Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 12:58 PM ET
    U.S. drugmaker Pfizer proposed buying AstraZeneca for about 58.8 billion pounds ($98.7 billion) in what would rank as the industry's biggest-ever takeover, surpassing Pfizer's $64 billion purchase of Wyeth in 2009.

    The Obama administration is focused on finding ways to curb tax-motivated reincorporations to other countries by U.S. businesses.

  • IRS setting poor example?   Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:16 PM ET
    IRS setting poor example?

    Why the IRS hands out bonuses to its employees, even those who may owe back taxes, with Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform founder & president.