Tag: taxpayer

Federal, Policy

Why Congress made it easier to avoid the IRS

January 14, 2020


Every budget cycle, members of Congress solemnly promise to better fund the Internal Revenue Service so it can do its job of collecting taxes and serving the taxpayer. And once again, Congress has done the opposite. According to an analysis […]


Taxpayers against cities paying up in ransomware attacks, says survey

September 5, 2019

Via: ZDnet

While paying ransom in cyberattacks may be a viable strategy, local governments are going to have to answer to taxpayers should the choose that option, according to an IBM Security and Morning Consult survey. The survey, which was based on […]

Policy, State & Local

The Government May Be Shut Down, But Taxpayers Are Footing The Bill For Mar-a-Lago Party Tents

December 26, 2018

Via: Government Executive

At loggerheads with Congress over funding his signature border wall, president Donald Trump shut down large swaths of the federal government at midnight on Friday. Roughly 800,000 federal employees are affected, many of whom will remain on furlough without pay […]


Lawmakers grill IRS on management, IT security

October 26, 2017

Via: FCW

With current commissioner John Koskinen’s term set to expire Nov. 12, lawmakers from both parties grilled the tax agency about its ability to manage sensitive taxpayer data. At an Oct. 25 House Oversight and Government Reform joint subcommittee hearing, members […]