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House wants to extend tax breaks until end of year

House wants to extend tax breaks until end of year

The House is moving to extend a $45 billion package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year, which would enable millions of businesses and individuals to claim…

Wow: A 1.7 percent COLA raise for Social Security

Wow: A 1.7 percent COLA raise for Social Security

Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. It’s the third year in…

Another tiny COLA for Social Security users

Another tiny COLA for Social Security users

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual…

More meaningless votes in the House

More meaningless votes in the House

In case you missed them the first time, House Republicans have passed an election-year package of tax cuts, regulation reductions and, once again, a tweak to President Barack Obama’s health…

Treasury will try to limit tax evasion overseas shifts

Treasury will try to limit tax evasion overseas shifts

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday the Obama administration will decide “in the very near future” what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to…

IRS officials belittled, targeted conservatives, GOP claims

IRS officials belittled, targeted conservatives, GOP claims

Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner’s emails. Newly released emails show the former IRS official referring to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more,…

Some good news but more trouble ahead for benefits

Some good news but more trouble ahead for benefits

Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security’s disability program is already in crisis as it…

Lerner’s hard drive with lost IRS emails destroyed

Lerner’s hard drive with lost IRS emails destroyed

The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. In court papers, the IRS said the…

Federal judge to IRS: Explain your lost emails

Federal judge to IRS: Explain your lost emails

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party…

Feds waste billions in improper payments

Feds waste billions in improper payments

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families…

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