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News breaks out in Pugh’s quiet Ashburton neighborhood

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 ...

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Prosecutors seek to block Aberdeen accountant from promoting tax scam

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 ...

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Hopkins faculty, staff report possible identity theft

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.

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IRS chief: Processing backlog of tax-exempt groups is gone

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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IRS apologizes for seizing bank accounts

Pressured by Congress, the IRS said Wednesday it is changing its policies and apologizing for seizing banks accounts from otherwise law-abiding business owners simply because they structured bank transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.

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Payroll firm can’t recoup clients’ money paid to IRS

The trustee for a bankrupt and scandal-ridden Silver Spring payroll processing company cannot recover nearly $28 million it paid on behalf of clients to the Internal Revenue Service in the 90 days prior to declaring bankruptcy, a federal appeals court has ruled.

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