Identity theft on the rise in tax season

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Complaints to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission of tax returns potentially affected by identity theft are up 158 percent in the past five years, officials say.

Rebate checks to go out by May 2

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The first tax rebate checks will be in the mail by May 2, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service said.

Waxman seeks 3 federal Blackwater probes

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. House panel chairman Monday called on three federal agencies to investigate Iraq contractor Blackwater Worldwide.

European tax scandal reaches U.S.

BERLIN, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Dozens of Germans have confessed to massive tax fraud via Lichtenstein as the affair widens to other countries, including the United States.
Snipes acquitted of some tax fraud charges

Snipes acquitted of some tax fraud charges

OCALA, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Florida jury Friday acquitted U.S. movie star Wesley Snipes of felony tax fraud and conspiracy charges.

IRS slow to fix computer security threats

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The confidentiality of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's financial processing systems could be threatened if information security controls aren't fixed.

Tax season delayed for millions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Up to 13.5 million Americans must wait until mid-February to begin filing tax returns as the IRS scrambles to incorporate late tax-code changes from Congress.
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