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March 1, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Members of congressional delegation ask for tax extension for mudslide victims

Four members of Washington’s congressional delegation representing Snohomish County on Thursday asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to extend the tax-filing deadline for victims of the mudslide in Oso. The IRS in the past has granted such reprieve for victims of natural disasters. Most recently, it gave a six-month extension for people affected by September 2013…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate | Topics: Cantwell, IRS, Larsen DelBene

June 4, 2013 at 3:51 PM

McDermott apologizes, then scolds groups targeted by IRS

WASHINGTON — First came the apology, then the scolding. That was U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott’s attempt to steer a congressional hearing Tuesday over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups to what he considers the central issue — whether taxpayers ought to subsidize organizations that might have political agendas. The Seattle liberal told six witnesses from…


Comments | More in U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: IRS, Rep. Dave Reichert, Rep. Jim McDermott

May 16, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Washington tea party group says it was among those targeted by IRS

An Eastern Washington tea party group says it was among those targeted by the Internal Revenue Service for extra scrutiny when it applied for nonprofit status. Organizers with the Tri-Cities Tea Party said they received two rounds of detailed questionnaires from the IRS after seeking 501(c)(4) status in 2010. Radphord-Leon Howard, one of the group’s leaders, said the…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: IRS, nonprofits, tea party