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  1. pay me what you owe me
    Bitch Better Have My Money: A Brief History of Artists Not Paying Their TaxesFrom Shakira to Lauryn Hill to Ja Rule, here are just some of the artists who’ve ducked out on the IRS.
  2. irs
    Bipartisan Bill Would Ban IRS From Making Tax-Filing Free and EasyThe IRS has the data and technology to pre-fill your tax forms for you. But that would make TurboTax less profitable. So Congress won’t allow it.
  3. inequality
    Report: IRS More Likely to Audit Those Living in Poorer CountiesLike many facets of American life, the poor bear an outsized number of Internal Revenue Service audits, according to a new study.
  4. own goals
    The Trump Tax Cuts Are (Probably) About to Become a Political DisasterThe GOP pressured the IRS to underestimate withholding. Now, tax refunds are falling — and some Republican voters are livid.
  5. government shutdown
    The Government Shutdown Is Exposing the Stupidity of Government ShutdownsThe rules governing which parts of the government stay open are, to use a technical term, “not smart.”
  6. wealth inequality
    The Times’ Trump Exposé Is a Compelling Case for Class WarTrump built his fortune on tax evasion and inherited wealth. So did much of the one percent. Democrats should rail against these lawless moochers.
  7. The GOP Wants to Crack Down on Tax Evasion — Among the Working PoorRepublicans have a plan to grow the deficit, hurt the poor, and make it easier for billionaires to evade taxes — all at the same time!
  8. lawsuits
    Howard Stern Sued for Playing Woman’s Phone Conversation With the IRS on AirJudith Barrigas filed a lawsuit against Stern and the U.S. government over the May 19, 2015, incident.
  9. This Week’s Ludicrous House Vote to Impeach the IRS CommissionerHe’s on his way out in a matter of weeks anyway.
  10. Trump Likely Dodged Tens of Millions in Taxes Through Legally Dubious SchemeThe GOP nominee used a scheme his own lawyers warned might be illegal to disappear hundreds of millions in taxable income, the New York Times reports.
  11. The Cynical Dark-Money Game Behind the Effort to Impeach the IRS CommissionerThe whole IRS “scandal” has disguised an effort to hide big donors behind the veil of tax-exempt status.
  12. Billionaire Donald Trump: The IRS Audits Me Because I’m a ‘Strong Christian’What other incentive would a tax collection agency have for targeting a billionaire real-estate mogul?
  13. Tax Havens
    IRS Says Coca-Cola Owes $3.3 Billion in TaxesThe company is the latest to get in trouble over foreign profits.
  14. hacks
    More Than 100,000 Taxpayers Exposed in IRS HackThe hackers gained access by exploiting an ill-conceived authentication procedure.
  15. Unscripted Hillary Clinton Still Feels Scripted“We’ve never seen her get a burrito before.”
  16. John Oliver and Michael Bolton Stick Up for the IRS Through the Power of […]In anticipation of Tax Day this Wednesday, last night’s Last Week Tonight took a closer look at the the one government agency everyone loves to […]
  17. The 5 Stages of Bitcoin GriefDenial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance on the crypto-currency message boards.
  18. the right stuff
    Secretive Group of Hollywood Conservatives Reviewed by IRSFriends of Abe fears liberals will blacklist them.
  19. awful things
    Terrible Donald Trump Parody Cost IRS $10,000Not worth it.
  20. things that are lame
    The Next IRS ‘Scandal’ Involves Thomas the Tank EngineThe only real scandal is terrible team-building exercises.
  21. ‘SNL’ Review: Ben Affleck and the End of an EraWhat a weepy week it was for comedy nerds. NBC packed a double-whammy of goodbyes, with The Office’s poignant series finale last Thursday, […]
  22. the national interest
    Republicans Shouldn’t Let the Facts Speak for ThemselvesUnleash the crazy!
  23. photo op
    Evan Mathis of the Philadelphia Eagles Pees (or Fake Pees) on the IRSAnd posted the photo online. 
  24. the national interest
    Moderate Rob Portman Not Quite Ready to ImpeachHe needs proof first. No, not proof. Evidence? Hints?
  25. How Obama Can Escape the Scandal CloudFlip-flopping! It never fails.
  26. scandals
    The IRS Scandal Is Entering Fallout ModeRepublicans call for blood, and Democrats don’t hush them.
  27. bad comparisons
    The IRS Scandal: Not at All NixonianWhy this is a terrible, terrible comparison. 
  28. scandals
    Cincinnati IRS Office Also Released Confidential Documents to Reporters Nine unapproved tax-exemption applications were sent to ProPublica.
  29. Rubio Demands Resignation of Nonexistent IRS CommissionerOr maybe there is an IRS commissioner, and the government has duped us into thinking otherwise.
  30. early and awkward
    IRS Targeted More Than Just ‘Tea Party’ GroupsChanging criteria had it focus on those lobbying to “make America a better place to live.”
  31. early and awkward
    Senior IRS Officials May Have Known About That Tea Party–Targeting ThingAccording to a watchdog report obtained by the AP.
  32. early and awkward
    IRS Sorry for Singling Out Conservative PACsBetter late than never.
  33. crime pays
    After Sending UBS Whistle-blower to Prison, IRS Gives Him $104 MillionCalling all bankers with the ability to cripple an overseas tax haven.
  34. nazi comparisons
    Maine Gov. LePage Compares IRS, Gestapo Again“Maybe the IRS is not quite as bad. Yet.”
  35. death and taxes
    Nine of Ten Most Taxed U.S. Neighborhoods Are in NYC Metro AreaThe IRS loves this city.
  36. shmashmortion
    GOP-Backed Bill Could Require IRS Auditors to Ask for Abortion ReceiptsAuditors all up in your uterus.
  37. the hipster trader
    The Chillest Traders Don’t Even Know What the IRS IsMeet Marcos Bofill.
  38. Reopenings
    Vox Pop Hopes to Bounce Back With Outdoor PatioThe coffee shop still owes $66,000 in back taxes.
  39. oh albany!
    State and Federal Authorities Raid Pedro Espada’s Health ClinicThis is not a good week for the state senator.
  40. party chat
    Ted Danson Trusts His Business Manager With His LifeDaily Intel, not so much.
  41. irs
    Orlando Jones to Star in David Foster Wallace–Inspired Sitcom?Why else would Fox be making a show set in an IRS office?
  42. sad things
    What Do We Know So Far About This Pilot Who Crashed a Plane Into a Building in Austin?He sounds like a tea partier, for one.
  43. Lawsuits
    H&H Owner Indicted on Tax-Fraud ChargesHelmer Toro faces up to fifteen years in prison.
  44. don't ask me what i want it for
    Elvis Mitchell Wanted by the Tax ManThe government alleges that he owes more than $500,000 in back taxes.
  45. Financial Woes
    Sara Jenkins’s Taxing OrdealShe has NY1 on her side!
  46. Tax Break
    Hello NelloNello is open again after sorting out $1.8 million in unpaid taxes with the IRS.
  47. Closings
    Leggo My NelloHas Nello been seized by the IRS?
  48. Newspapers Skeptical on Paterson Aide’s ‘I Was Too Sad to Pay Taxes’ LineDepression may hurt your friends and family, but in the end, it just doesn’t hurt the IRS.
  49. in other news
    Al Sharpton Gets Out From Under Criminal ProbeHe’ll pay millions, but he won’t be indicted for tax evasion or for extortion. So we yawn and get distracted.
  50. in other news
    Sharpton’s National Action Network Donors ProbedAnheuser-Busch has received federal subpoenas over its giving to the group, and more are expected to follow.
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