Internal Revenue Service
Nov 27, 2013 — New rules aimed at clarifying what constitutes political activity for dark-money, non-profit groups are likely to give more heartburn to the right than the left. The majority of big-spending social-welfare organizations known as 501(c)(4) groups in 2012 were conservative.
Nov 1, 2013 — The rule modification for FSAs means that workers can now carry over up to $500 into the next calendar year without being penalized.
Oct 22, 2013 — The shutdown delayed the updating and testing of some of the IRS' systems. The original start date of tax season was Jan. 21. now it'll start no earlier than Jan. 28 and no later than Feb. 4.
Sep 23, 2013 — Lois Lerner, who admitted that her division had inappropriately singled out Tea Party and patriot groups requesting tax exemption, had been on paid leave since May.
Sep 18, 2013 — The creator of the toys that reached the zenith of their popularity in the 1990s has agreed to plead guilty to felony tax evasion, federal prosecutors say.
Sep 5, 2013 — The rule change, to be enforced beginning next year, will have an impact on restaurants that customarily add tips to the bill for large parties.
Aug 29, 2013 — The IRS says couples can begin filing taxes as married in 2013, and generally, same-sex couples could file amended returns for 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Aug 13, 2013 — When it comes to health insurance, will the Internal Revenue Service look at where a same-sex married couple lives or where they were married? The decision could affect their health insurance costs.
Jul 12, 2013 — Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, says materials from an IRS workshop in 2010 instructed agents to flag applications from "progressive" groups as well as those with "Tea Party," "patriot" or "9/12" in their names.
Jun 27, 2013 — The IRS inspector general now has a different account of what investigators knew about the ideologies of the groups that underwent extra scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status.