Taxes

IRS Should Not Create Software That Already Exists

While very little gets done in Washington during an election year, deadlines must be acknowledged and addressed, such as the expiration of the Internet tax moratorium on November 1, 2014.  Two days prior to that critical date, a lesser-known but nonetheless important matter is scheduled to come to an end.  On October 30, 2014, the Free File Alliance’s partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is up for renewal.  The Free File Alliance is a consortium of tax software companies which makes free tax preparation software and free e-file available to certain taxpayers.

CAGW Releases Statement on 2014 GAO Duplication Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
April 8, 2014  

 

Obamaloans: The Bank of ACORN

After the public humiliation of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in late 2009 and its subsequent dissolution (at least at the national level) by early 2010, one might have thought that the national shakedown group was dead and buried.  But like a decapitated hydra, another beastly head has already taken its place:  the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.  Created in the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994, the CDFI Fund is alive and well.

Lights, Camera, Action? Not Without Tax Incentives

State governments across the country have enacted movie production incentives (MPIs), most commonly through tax credits, in an attempt to lure that business to their states.  While the expenditures on these tax incentives are easily quantifiable, the same cannot be said for the benefits that their supporters claim are produced.

IRS’ Litany of Mismanagement

The IRS is in full crisis mode and the staff of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) J. Russell George has been busier than a one-legged man in a butt kickin’ contest.

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CAGW Names Rep. Elijah Cummings November 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cummings is CAGW's November Porker of the Month for attempting to place price controls on prescription drugs.