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Tax returns take billions of hours

...obstacles, most Americans make an honest effort to pay their taxes on time. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark Everson said the agency expects to process 136 million returns this year. As of April 7, they had received 88.1 million...

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Convict says IRS is inviting tax fraud

...weren't mollified. In a heated exchange, Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., asked IRS Commissioner Mark Everson why he didn't carry out Mr. Soukas' suggestions. Turning to Mr. Soukas, Mr. Baucus said his criminal acts were...

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IRS targets fraudulent debt-relief agencies

...credit counseling services after audits revealed they exist mainly to prey on debt-ridden customers, IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said Monday. "These organizations have not been operating for the public good and don't deserve tax-exempt status...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/16/bus_81563.shtml
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Push made for electronic tax returns

...media attention as it did last year, when several companies opened their free offerings to everyone. IRS Commissioner Mark Everson told the House Ways and Means subcommittee that oversees his agency that government negotiators lost some of their leverage...

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Finance
IRS reviewing fraud detection program

WASHINGTON - IRS Commissioner Mark Everson ordered a review Tuesday of a tax fraud detection program criticized for freezing thousands of refunds without notifying taxpayers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/25/fin_49225.shtml
Finance
Refunds improve in early filings

...returns will arrive electronically. "It's fast, easy and you get refunds in half the time," IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said. Tax refunds tend to be higher during the early part of the filing season, as individuals expecting a check act...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/03/bus_445990.shtml
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IRS revises ethical standards for tax attorneys

...strong message to tax professionals considering selling a questionable product to clients," said IRS Commissioner Mark Everson. "The new provisions give us more tools to battle abusive tax avoidance transactions and to rein in practitioners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/18/bus_437456.shtml
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IRS investigates compensation paid to charity leaders

...leaders of some tax-exempt and charitable organizations, the agency's commissioner said Tuesday. Commissioner Mark Everson told a Senate hearing that the agency will contact hundreds of organizations beginning this summer in an aggressive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/23/bus_419843.shtml
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Government should make tax forms user-friendly

...cheat. Will Rogers was right when he suggested that the income tax has made more liars out of Americans than golf. Mark Everson agrees. He's the IRS commissioner and last week told USA Today that his agency's biggest problem is a growing perception...

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Bill Kirby
Last-minute tax filing begins

...the calculations. Math errors are traditionally the most common mistake, but they aren't alone. IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said that about two-thirds of all errors this year are related to child tax credits. Filers mistakenly claim the...

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