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  • Acadiana Woman Victim of Tax Refund Fraud; Tips to Protect Yourself

    March 1, 2013 7:11 PM

    Imagine filing your federal taxes and a message comes back saying you've already filed. This year alone, the Internal Revenue Service is investigating more than 500 cases of identity theft refund fraud. The IRS is cracking down and has hired three thousand employees to focus solely on identity theft... more »
  • IRS not enforcing rules on churches and politics

    November 5, 2012 3:46 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Churches engaging in partisan political activity have been getting a free pass from the Internal Revenue Service for the past three years. Russell Renwicks, a manager in the IRS Mid-Atlantic region, recently said the agency had suspended audits of churches suspected of violating federal restrictions on... more »
  • Hammond man pleads guilty to gambling charge

    January 13, 2012 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Hammond, La., man has pleaded guilty to operating an illegal sports betting business and tax evasion. Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Joseph A. Schillace IV has agreed as part of his guilty plea Thursday to pay more than $464,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.... more »
  • More Taxpayers Are Filing From Home in 2011, Free File Options Abound

    March 7, 2011 3:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Almost 19 million tax returns have been filed with the IRS from home computers so far this year, an increase of almost 6 percent compared to the number of returns from the same time last year. IRS reminds taxpayers that everyone can use Free File to prepare... more »
  • Don't be Scammed by Fake IRS Communications

    February 23, 2011 3:11 PM

    The IRS receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive suspicious emails, phone calls, faxes or notices claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Many of these scams fraudulently use the Internal Revenue Service name or logo as a lure to make the communication more authentic and... more »
  • IRS: Six Things You Need to Know About Gulf Oil Spill Payments

    January 19, 2011 3:21 PM

    The Internal Revenue Service has this advice for individuals and businesses that received payments from lost income resulting from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. . 1. Payments received from the Gulf Coast Claim Fund (GCCF), British Petroleum (BP) and Vessels of Opportunity Program (VOP) as a result of... more »
  • Lafayette City-Parish Must Pay IRS $475,000

    September 2, 2010 9:16 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service is seeking at least $475,000 from the Lafayette Consolidate Government in tax rebates and penalties for what the federal agency argues was too long a delay in spending bond money. The city-parish finance department submitted a request to the City-Parish Council this... more »
  • IRS Opens Hot Line for Spill Victims

    July 13, 2010 9:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has opened a telephone line to assist taxpayers affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The hot line is designed to answer questions about BP payments or help anyone with filing or payment hardships because of the spill. The number is... more »
  • IRS Opened Telephone Line To Taxpayers Affected By Oil Spill

    July 9, 2010 4:03 PM

    WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service today announced the opening of a special telephone line for taxpayers affected by the Gulf oil spill. Individuals who have questions about the BP payments or who are experiencing filing or payment hardships because of the oil spill should contact the IRS at... more »
  • IRS Open House

    May 3, 2010 3:03 PM

    The Internal Revenue Service will host a special nationwide Open House on Saturday May 15 to help small businesses and individuals solve tax problems. Approximately 200 IRS offices, at least one in every state, will be open May 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. IRS staff... more »
  • Beware of IRS Scams

    March 17, 2010 10:51 AM

    The Internal Revenue Service issued its 2010 “dirty dozen” list of tax scams, including schemes involving return preparer fraud, hiding income offshore and phishing. “Taxpayers should be wary of anyone peddling scams that seem too good to be true,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “The IRS fights fraud... more »
  • Louisiana should check tax files of contractors

    February 23, 2010 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers should consider requiring "tax clearances" for individuals and businesses that contract with the state, a new audit report concludes. The Legislative Auditor's Office made the recommendation in a report released to the public Monday. The office looked at the state revenue department's methods for... more »

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