More than 8,000 French households were hit with tax bills that eclipsed their total income last year, according to Reuters. Les Echos, citing Finance Ministry data, reported that the culprit was a single levy last year on 2011 incomes of more than 1.3 million euros ($1.67 million). President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government imposed the tax [...]
[Editor’s note: The following is a cross post by Kelley Holland that originally appeared on CNBC.com] You consider yourself a law abiding citizen, and you are not starting a nonprofit organization with conservative ties. Even so, you may be a candidate for a tax audit—and you may have no clue what you have done to [...]
Wiki Commons. When Internal Revenue Service agents decided to target conservative groups with “unnecessary” information requests, they probably weren’t expecting Marion Bower, an Ohio woman who in 2010 founded her own Tea Party group. “I was trying to be very cordial, but they wanted copies of unbelievable things,” the 68-year-old founder of American Patriots against [...]
An IRS campaign to apply additional scrutiny to conservative groups went beyond targeting “Tea Party” and “patriot” groups to include those focused on government spending, the Constitution and several other broad areas.The additional guidelines created by the agency were part of a timeline, obtained by Fox News, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, [...]
The Internal Revenue Service is critical to Obamacare, but its recent scandal makes the organization’s power troubling. (Photo: Thinkstock) The Internal Revenue Service scandal would be bad enough if the IRS just handled issues like collecting income taxes and granting nonprofit status. But the immensely powerful federal agency is about to become even more [...]
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Members SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top official on tribal issues was expected to attend a summit this week in South Dakota aimed at sorting out allegations that the state regularly violates federal law by removing American Indian children from their homes and placing them in foster [...]
FILE – In this June 28, 2012 file photo, Gov. Peter Shumlin holds a news conference following the Supreme Court decision on the U.S. Affordable Health Care Act, in Montpelier, Vt. (Associated Press) MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is poised to join three other states permitting doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication to terminally [...]
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com President Obama delivered a defiant defense Monday of his administration’s response to the Benghazi terror attack, calling the revived controversy over the matter a “sideshow.”
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. (Getty Images) The Associated Press reported Monday that the Department of Justice had secretly seized two months worth of telephone records from reporters and editors working for the global news organization.
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com A Washington group is criticizing the Senate immigration bill because it allows for up to $150 million for organizations to advertise citizenship opportunities and to help illegal immigrants sign up to become citizens.
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com House Speaker John Boehner is facing mounting pressure to create a special or select committee to investigate the Benghazi terror attacks in which four Americans were killed.
Sen Orrin Hatch (R-UT) talks to reporters during a series of votes in Washington. Credit: Reuters’s Benjamin Myers WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior Republican senator condemned the Internal Revenue Service on Saturday for singling out conservative political groups for extra scrutiny, while the IRS described the incident as isolated and not politically motivated.
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Tea Party leaders refused to accept an apology from the IRS Friday in which the agency acknowledged that it inappropriately flagged conservative groups for additional review during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, [...]
AP UPDATE: White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed that a “background briefing” was held with members of 14 news organizations, as is done “periodically,” but specifically disputed that it was “off the record.” Generally speaking, “off the record” means the information cannot be used for publication, while information given “on background” can be [...]
The 30 soldiers killed in a helicopter downing in Afghanistan on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The Pentagon on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 identified the Americans as 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs, five Naval Special Warfare personnel who support the SEALs, three Air Force Special Operations personnel and an Army helicopter crew of five. [...]