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The IRS, Its Glory Days and Its Checkered Past
For a time, the Internal Revenue Service inspired awe and admiration in Americans, not just trepidation and lame jokes about death and taxes.

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$4.1M IRS Meeting: 'Culture of Excess,' Issa Says
A $4.1 million Internal Revenue Service meeting shows a "culture of excess," U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa said after the release of a Treasury Department audit.

IRS 'Harassment' of Tea Party Detailed
Conservative groups told Congress Tuesday the Internal Revenue Service delayed their applications for tax exemptions, harassed them with questions and leaked their donor lists to political opponents

IRS Woes Grow with Report of Conference Spending
The Internal Revenue Service, already under fire after officials disclosed that the agency targeted conservative groups, faces increased scrutiny because of an inspector general's report that it spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012.

Senators Say IRS Was Intimidating, or Just Doing Its Duty
A top U.S. Senate Democrat suggested Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of conservative political groups applying for tax-exempt status was appropriate.

IRS Names Financial Manager New Chief Risk Officer
The Internal Revenue Service named a new chief risk officer, appointing an experienced financial manager who acting commissioner Danny Werfel says will take steps to restore the integrity of the battered agency's operations.

Tax Overhaul: IRS Scandal Could Lead to Changes
The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups has little if anything to do with most everyday taxpayers, but some lawmakers are hoping attention to the budding scandal will swell public and political support for rewriting and simplifying a federal tax code that has undergone some 5,000 changes in the past dozen years.

Congressional Committees Plan More IRS Hearings
At least two congressional panels are planning more hearings next week on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

IRS Official to Take the 5th at House Hearing

IRS Chief Says Targeting Was Foolish but Not Political

IRS Probe Ignored Most Influential Groups
The nation's tax agency has admitted to inappropriately scrutinizing smaller tea party organizations that applied for tax-exempt status. But the IRS largely maintained a hands-off policy with the much larger, big-budget organizations on the left and right.


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