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  1. the democrats
    Democrats Must Stop the IRS From Eating the Unemployed’s Stimulus ChecksIf Biden doesn’t forgive the taxes on millions of Americans’ unemployment benefits, they might not forgive him for their giant surprise tax bills.
  2. money!
    How to Find Your Missing Stimulus ChecksIf you didn’t get the first or second one, there’s good news: You might still! The bad news is that you’ll have to go through the IRS.
  3. trump tax returns
    Trump’s Returns Make Case for Funding the Tax PoliceThe president’s taxes are full of evasion schemes that our underfunded IRS has failed to punish.
  4. the top line
    Donald Trump Isn’t Broke. He’s a Very Rich Guy Who Doesn’t Pay Enough Taxes.Some people are reading Trump’s taxes — or the New York Times’ account of what was in his taxes over the last 20 years — much too literally.
  5. coronavirus stimulus
    The IRS Sent $1.4 Billion in Stimulus Checks to Dead People. That’s Good.The alternative was delaying the delivery of financial aid to the needy. And anyhow, what’s wrong with giving the bereaved a little gift?
  6. irs
    The IRS Basically Put the Superrich on the Honor System Last YearIn 2018, the audit rate for Americans who earn more than $10 million fell by more than half to 6.66 percent.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.”
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. This Week’s Ludicrous House Vote to Impeach the IRS CommissionerHe’s on his way out in a matter of weeks anyway.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. hacks
    More Than 100,000 Taxpayers Exposed in IRS HackThe hackers gained access by exploiting an ill-conceived authentication procedure.
  18. Unscripted Hillary Clinton Still Feels Scripted“We’ve never seen her get a burrito before.”
  19. The 5 Stages of Bitcoin GriefDenial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance on the crypto-currency message boards.
  20. the right stuff
    Secretive Group of Hollywood Conservatives Reviewed by IRSFriends of Abe fears liberals will blacklist them.
  21. awful things
    Terrible Donald Trump Parody Cost IRS $10,000Not worth it.
  22. things that are lame
    The Next IRS ‘Scandal’ Involves Thomas the Tank EngineThe only real scandal is terrible team-building exercises.
  23. the national interest
    Republicans Shouldn’t Let the Facts Speak for ThemselvesUnleash the crazy!
  24. photo op
    Evan Mathis of the Philadelphia Eagles Pees (or Fake Pees) on the IRSAnd posted the photo online. 
  25. the national interest
    Moderate Rob Portman Not Quite Ready to ImpeachHe needs proof first. No, not proof. Evidence? Hints?
  26. How Obama Can Escape the Scandal CloudFlip-flopping! It never fails.
  27. scandals
    The IRS Scandal Is Entering Fallout ModeRepublicans call for blood, and Democrats don’t hush them.
  28. bad comparisons
    The IRS Scandal: Not at All NixonianWhy this is a terrible, terrible comparison. 
  29. scandals
    Cincinnati IRS Office Also Released Confidential Documents to Reporters Nine unapproved tax-exemption applications were sent to ProPublica.
  30. Rubio Demands Resignation of Nonexistent IRS CommissionerOr maybe there is an IRS commissioner, and the government has duped us into thinking otherwise.
  31. 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.”
  32. early and awkward
    Senior IRS Officials May Have Known About That Tea Party–Targeting ThingAccording to a watchdog report obtained by the AP.
  33. early and awkward
    IRS Sorry for Singling Out Conservative PACsBetter late than never.
  34. 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.
  35. nazi comparisons
    Maine Gov. LePage Compares IRS, Gestapo Again“Maybe the IRS is not quite as bad. Yet.”
  36. death and taxes
    Nine of Ten Most Taxed U.S. Neighborhoods Are in NYC Metro AreaThe IRS loves this city.
  37. shmashmortion
    GOP-Backed Bill Could Require IRS Auditors to Ask for Abortion ReceiptsAuditors all up in your uterus.
  38. the hipster trader
    The Chillest Traders Don’t Even Know What the IRS IsMeet Marcos Bofill.
  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. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. in other news
    New Details Emerge in Spitzer Prostitution ScandalOkay, have you gotten over your shock yet? Have you called back your mother, who called you the minute she heard about it on TV and asked, “WHAT’S WITH YOUR GOVERNOR?” (“THESE GUYS WITH THEIR EGOS, THEY THINK THEY CAN DO ANYTHING,” she probably said when you returned her call. That was probably just before your aunt sent you an e-mail asking for “the buzz from the city.”) Well, if you’ve gotten past these initial phases of dealing with trauma, it’s time to unload some more awkward details on you. The Times does a really amazing job today of walking you through what happened leading up to, on, (under), and after that fateful February 13, when Client 9 had his assignation in the Washington with “Kristen” the call girl. Kristen, having already passed through the lobby, with its wing chairs and its gilded half-clad cherubs, arrived in a small room in a quiet corner of the “Club Floor,” a special wing for V.I.P.’s. A king-size bed commanded the floor. Two photos — of the Capitol and the Washington Monument — hung beside a wood-framed mirror. As soon as she came in, Kristen called her boss, Temeka Lewis, who was the booking agent for the Emperor’s Club V.I.P., an online prostitution ring, the affidavit said. Ms. Lewis told her that the client had arrived. He was headed for the room.