The U.S. government offers a little-noticed incentive for those who do pay after ransomware attacks: The ransoms may be tax deductible.Read More »
A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a judge’s order that a Bethesda couple pay nearly $1 million in civil penalties and interest to the U.S. government for their “willful” failure to disclose they had money in a foreign bank account. ...Read More »
Agents from the FBI and the IRS executed search warrants at Mayor Catherine Pugh’s two homes Thursday morning, bringing excitement to an otherwise quiet northwest Baltimore neighborhood. Pugh owns two homes in the city’s Ashburton neighborhood, an area of large ...Read More »
The federal government is seeking an injunction against an Aberdeen accountant barring her from preparing any federal tax filings based on accusations that she promotes the “redemption theory” which the IRS has declared to be fraudulent. Charese Johnson operates Prodigy ...Read More »
Faculty and staff at Johns Hopkins University and the Hopkins health system appear to have been targeted in an identity theft scheme in which phony tax filings were made on their behalf. Hopkins officials say there's no evidence of a security breach in their systems but note that a nationwide identity theft scheme has been targeting physicians and medical professionals.Read More »
The IRS has eliminated a huge processing backlog of groups seeking tax-exempt status, the agency's chief said Tuesday. Tea party organizations' claims that they were singled out for tough treatment when they applied for that designation were at the heart of a 2013 controversy over the agency.
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