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February 2, 2015 at 2:02 PM

Affordable Care Act tax subsidies: Customers might get a surprise

The article on potential tax surprises due to the Affordable Care Act [“Time for health-care exchange customers to settle up taxes,” Local News, Jan. 24] failed to acknowledged a possible welcome surprise. Some people may have overestimated their income when applying for a subsidy and will therefore be due a reimbursement from the…

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Comments | More in Taxes | Topics: Affordable Care Act, Andrea Perr, IRS

June 29, 2013 at 6:00 AM

King County Council members can collect money, set up fund

Accepting cash will lead to corruption The Times article on King County Council members accepting cash included council members stating that it will not influence their vote in any way. [“County Council members will collect cash for expenses,” page one, June 27.] I find that hard to believe. Politicians and money stick together just like bees…

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Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: cash, county council, funding

May 29, 2013 at 6:03 AM

IRS questions political groups

Look at the big picture I have been hard-pressed to understand why there is such an explosion of anger over the idea that the IRS is “targeting” groups that want the government to give them tax preferences through a charitable designation [“Experts say some groups legitimately tagged by IRS,” page one, May 27]. Charitable contributions have…

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Comments | Topics: Internal Revenue Service, IRS, Obama administration

May 26, 2013 at 7:05 AM

IRS replaces official

Lerner can’t have it both ways IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in during an Oversight Committee hearing on Capitol Hill to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to the tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Lerner told the committee she did nothing wrong and then invoked her constitutional right to…

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Comments | Topics: Fifth Amendment, Internal Revenue Service, IRS

May 24, 2013 at 7:58 AM

IRS questions political groups

Both parties take advantage of tax exemption Republican strategist Karl Rove walks the floor of the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. (Glen Stubbe / Minneapolis Star Tribune) Isn’t it the responsibility of the IRS to protect taxpayers by denying 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status to partisan groups? I’m neither Republican nor a Democrat, but it…

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Comments | More in Taxes | Topics: Internal Revenue Service, IRS, tax exemption

May 23, 2013 at 7:58 AM

IRS questions political groups

Controversy will have negative impact The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., gestures as he speaks in an Oversight Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to the tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. (Carolyn Kaster / The…

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Comments | Topics: Internal Revenue Service, IRS, loophole

May 21, 2013 at 7:58 AM

IRS questions political groups

Groups shouldn’t receive tax exemptions The IRS scandal has caused consternation on Capitol Hill. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, center, talks about the issue Thursday as Rep. Michele Bachmann, left, Sen. Rand Paul, right, and others look on. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has scheduled a hearing for next week. (Alex Wong /…

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Comments | Topics: Internal Revenue Service, IRS, tax breaks

May 16, 2013 at 7:05 AM

IRS questioning conservative groups

IRS doing its job The current furor over the Internal Revenue Service investigations of conservative groups needs a second look [“Growing outrage over IRS: criminal probe, new details,” page one, May 15]. No organization is entitled to tax-exempt status if its primary purpose is political. If it applies for such status and its title contains “tea party”…

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Comments | Topics: Internal Revenue Service, IRS, taxes