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  • Telling for dollars: Tipsters get few payments in IRS program

    PITTSBURGH Even as the IRS orders Americans to pay their income taxes, federal revenue collectors are failing to take full advantage of a 7-year-old law that encourages tipsters to turn in tax-cheating bosses, neighbors, relatives and exes, according to...
  • Downers Grove police issue phone scam alert

    Downers Grove police issue phone scam alert
    Downers Grove police are alerting residents to a recent phone scam in which the caller purports to be from the Internal Revenue Service. In the scam, the caller tells residents that they owe taxes to the federal government that must be paid immediately,...
  • The best bad option for Md.'s exchange [Editorial]

    The best bad option for Md.'s exchange  [Editorial]
    Maryland is ditching the health insurance exchange it has spent tens of millions in federal and state dollars to develop, and Gov. Martin O'Malley's critics are heaping well-deserved condemnation on him for the debacle. Where they go wrong is in...
  • We need Reagan's tax rates [Letter]

    We need Reagan's tax rates [Letter]
    I very seldom find that I agree with former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column, but I heartily endorse his last sentence, "Where's our Reagan?" ("Drawing insults, not fear, from our foes," March 30). If President Barack Obama's administration had the...
  • Caterpillar avoided $2.4 billion in taxes, senator says

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Carl Levin, saying it was "long past time" to ensure that multinational U.S. corporations pay taxes on their overseas profits, took Caterpillar Inc. to task for an offshore strategy that helped the company avoid $2.4 billion in...
  • April 2 Letters: Political money, Fair Tax

    When money talks I am a life-long Republican, though with rapidly decreasing fervor for the GOP – especially since the second Bush administration. A typical — though far from the only — reason for my increasing disaffection for the...
  • When capital gains tax applies to primary residence

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I bought a condominium in Feb 2012 as my primary residence for $229,000 and sold it in Oct 2013 for $385,000. We bought a new home for residential use and invested the gains into that one. Is there any way around...
  • Ukraine loans stalled in Congress for reasons unrelated to aid

    Ukraine loans stalled in Congress for reasons unrelated to aid
    WASHINGTON - Even areas of agreement in Congress get snarled in political gamesmanship. That's what's happening to a $1-billion Ukraine loan package that has widespread support, but is stalled by a partisan fight over other issues, including the...
  • Issa deserves censure for his treatment of Cummings [Letter]

    Issa deserves censure for his treatment of Cummings [Letter]
    Constituents of Rep. Elijah Cummings might want to Google the March 5 House Oversight Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service ("Cummings cut off at IRS hearing," March 5). They undoubtedly will be appalled by the rude treatment of our...
  • Letters: Democrats vs. Darrell Issa

    Re "Democrats lose bid to punish GOP lawmaker," March 6 House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) pulled another right-wing Republican stunt while pretending to examine the IRS' alleged targeting of conservative groups. He continuously...
  • Repayment of home buyer tax credit not triggered by refi

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I bought my home in April 2008 and got the $7,500 first-time homebuyer tax credit. I refinanced in 2011 for a lower interest rate but my loan amount was slightly higher than before. Since I refinanced, do I still...