Internal Revenue Service

A couple of ideas for how the IRS can plug the so-called tax gap

With the IRS possibly getting big budget boosts in the next few years, the question becomes whether it can hire the people it says it needs … with any…

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FILE - This May 4, 2021, photo shows the Treasury Building in Washington. The U.S. budget deficit hit a record $2.06 trillion through the first eight months of this budget year as coronavirus relief programs drove spending to all-time highs. The shortfall this year is 9.7% higher than the $1.88 trillion deficit run up over the same period a year ago, the Treasury Department said Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in its monthly budget report. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)

Bureau of the Fiscal Service seeks to issue nearly all payments electronically by 2030

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AP/Manuel Balce CenetaFILE - This Feb. 3, 2012, file photo shows FBI headquarters in Washington. Many U.S. diplomatic, military and government figures were not told about Russia-linked attempts to hack into their emails, even though the FBI knew they were in the Kremlin’s crosshairs, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

After Trump axed plan, senators now ask President Biden about new FBI headquarters

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo, shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown, nearly 60 percent of its workforce, to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

How IRS line employees and managers are dealing with a second filing season under pandemic

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Senior Airman Savannah L. Waters

How the Taxpayer First Act could reinvent the taxpayer experience — and the IRS

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(AP Photo/J. David Ake)FILE - This April 13, 2014 file photo shows the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington. The agency said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, that it is stepping up its efforts to visit high-income taxpayers who failed in prior years to file their tax returns on time. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Required minimum distributions: The IRS and your TSP

This year’s new twist income tax nightmare comes courtesy of a global pandemic. Frustrated folks are dealing with outcomes of the CARES Act and how it…

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/marcnorman)IRS building

IRS wants to expand reach to non-English speakers

In today’s Federal Newscast, with the tax filing season soon underway, the IRS is making its website more accessible to non-English speakers.

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

Hear about the Platonist bureaucrat? He was obsessed with forms

Here are a few encouraging takeaways for the federal workforce after the end of a strenuous year.

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