IRS Can’t Afford More Budget Cuts, Koskinen Says

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said this week that any further budget cuts for his beleaguered agency will greatly undermine the agency’s performance and effectiveness moving forward. Republican members of Congress – who are likely to take up an omnibus spending package in December – have cut funding for the IRS by $900 million since 2010,… Read more »

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IRS EO Director Switching Roles

Tamera Ripperda, who replaced Lois Lerner as director of exempt organizations at the IRS in 2013, is leaving the divison next month, according to Bloomberg BNA. Ripperda is staying with the IRS, and will become acting deputy commissioner of the Small Business and Self Employed Division. Ripperda was brought in to lead the Exempt Organizations… Read more »

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House to Delay Vote on Koskinen Impeachment

The House will not vote this week on whether to move ahead with impeachment proceedings against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. A deal was reached late Wednesday night between the House Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to instead hold a hearing on Sept. 21 to examine the allegations… Read more »

Conservatives Still Pushing for Koskinen Impeachment

While House leaders look for ways to avoid a government shutdown and fund efforts to contain the Zika virus, a contingent of House conservatives continues to push for a floor vote on whether to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Just before the August recess, two members of the House Freedom Caucus, Reps. John Fleming (R-LA)… Read more »

GOP Convention Platform Bashes IRS

Not surprisingly, the 2016 GOP platform – released as the Republican Party kicked off its convention in Cleveland July 18 – reflects conservative lawmakers’ deep distrust of the IRS and its commissioner John Koskinen. The platform suggest that Koskinen has “lied to Congress, hidden evidence, and stonewalled investigations,” and that he should be impeached. That’s… Read more »