Internal Revenue Service

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government.wikipedia
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Commissioner of Internal Revenue

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The government agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, who is appointed to a five-year term by the President of the United States.
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue (or IRS Commissioner) is the head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), an agency within the United States Department of the Treasury.

United States Department of the Treasury

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The government agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, who is appointed to a five-year term by the President of the United States.
Established by an Act of Congress in 1789 to manage government revenue, the Treasury prints all paper currency and mints all coins in circulation through the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint, respectively; collects all federal taxes through the Internal Revenue Service; manages U.S. government debt instruments; licenses and supervises banks and thrift institutions; and advises the legislative and executive branches on matters of fiscal policy.

Internal Revenue Code

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The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and administering the Internal Revenue Code, the main body of federal statutory tax law of the United States.
Its implementing agency is the Internal Revenue Service.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

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The alcohol, tobacco and firearms activities of the bureau were segregated into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 1972.
The ATF was formerly part of the United States Department of the Treasury, having been formed in 1886 as the "Revenue Laboratory" within the Treasury Department's Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Watergate scandal

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His tax advisor, Edward L. Morgan, became the fourth law-enforcement official to be charged with a crime during Watergate.
Those activities included bugging the offices of political opponents and people of whom Nixon or his officials were suspicious; ordering investigations of activist groups and political figures; and using the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as political weapons.

John Koskinen

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In September 2014, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expressed concern over the organization's ability to handle Obamacare and administer premium tax credits that help people pay for health plans from the health law's insurance exchanges.
On December 20, 2013, Koskinen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to head the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Premium tax credit

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In September 2014, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expressed concern over the organization's ability to handle Obamacare and administer premium tax credits that help people pay for health plans from the health law's insurance exchanges.
It is payable by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to eligible households that have obtained healthcare insurance by a healthcare exchange (marketplace) in the tax year.

Government agency

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The government agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, who is appointed to a five-year term by the President of the United States.
Examples of these agencies include the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.

Tax return (United States)

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It currently operates five submission processing centers which process returns sent by mail and returns filed electronically via E-file.
Tax returns in the United States are reports filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or with the state or local tax collection agency (California Franchise Tax Board, for example) containing information used to calculate income tax or other taxes.

Identity theft in the United States

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Koskinen also said delays to IT investments of more than $200 million may delay new taxpayer protections against identity theft.
In 2012, identity theft was blamed for $4 billion of fraudulent tax refunds by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and 770,000 taxpayers have been the victims of tax identity theft by 2013.

IRS Criminal Investigation Division

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The IRS also includes a criminal law enforcement division: the IRS Criminal Investigation Division.
While other federal agencies also have investigative jurisdiction for money laundering and some bank secrecy act violations, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the only federal agency that can investigate potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code.

Daniel Werfel

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From May 22, 2013 to December 23, 2013, senior official at the Office of Management and Budget Daniel Werfel was acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
He works on the public-sector team in Washington, D.C. He formerly served as principal deputy commissioner and deputy commissioner for services and enforcement (and the former Acting Commissioner of the United States Internal Revenue Service).

Office of the Taxpayer Advocate

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The Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, also called the Taxpayer Advocate Service, is an independent office within the IRS responsible for assisting taxpayers in resolving their problems with the IRS and identifying systemic problems that exist within the IRS.
The Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, also called the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), is an office that is independent of the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Government's tax collection agency, although the two bodies often work closely together.

Social Security number

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The Social Security number was used for taxpayer identification starting in 1965.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers alternatives to SSNs in some places where providing untrusted parties with identification numbers is essential.

Income tax in the United States

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Taxable income is defined in a comprehensive manner in the Internal Revenue Code and tax regulations issued by the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS tax forms

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The IRS publishes tax forms which taxpayers are required to choose from and use for calculating and reporting their federal tax obligations.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax forms are forms used for taxpayers and tax-exempt organizations to report financial information to the Internal Revenue Service of the United States.

Revenue Act of 1862

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In July 1862, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln and Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1862, creating the office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacting a temporary income tax to pay war expenses.
This office was the predecessor for today's Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Harry S. Truman

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In 1952, after a series of politically damaging incidents of tax evasion and bribery among its own employees, the Bureau of Internal Revenue was reorganized under a plan put forward by President Truman, with the approval of Congress.
A large number of employees of the Internal Revenue Bureau (today the IRS) were accepting bribes; 166 employees either resigned or were fired in 1950, with many soon facing indictment.

ACORN 2009 undercover videos controversy

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In September 2009, after undercover exposé videos of questionable activities by staff of one of the IRS's volunteer tax-assistance organizations were made public, the IRS removed ACORN from its volunteer tax-assistance program.
They generated extensive, negative publicity for ACORN, and led to the U.S. Census Bureau and the IRS ending their contracts with ACORN, the U.S. Congress suspending its funding, and ACORN losing most of its private funding.

United States Taxpayer Advocate

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The acting United States Taxpayer Advocate, also known as the acting National Taxpayer Advocate, is Bridget T. Roberts.
The United States Taxpayer Advocate, also known as the National Taxpayer Advocate, is the head of the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate within the Internal Revenue Service, and is appointed by and reports directly to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Jack White (reporter)

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Reporter Jack White of The Providence Journal won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting about Nixon's tax returns.
But the leak of Nixon's tax records were traced to a photocopy machine in the Internal Revenue Service's service center in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Gift tax in the United States

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The United States Internal Revenue Service says that a gift is "Any transfer to an individual, either directly or indirectly, where full compensation (measured in money or money's worth) is not received in return."

Revenue ruling

In addition to collection of revenue and pursuing tax cheaters, the IRS issues administrative rulings such as revenue rulings and private letter rulings.
Revenue rulings are public administrative rulings by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the United States Department of the Treasury of the United States federal government that apply the law to particular factual situations.

Corporate tax in the United States

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Corporations may change their tax year, which may require Internal Revenue Service consent.

Estate tax in the United States

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That person is also responsible for filing a Form 706 return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).