The Freedom to Request Information

Among the several rights granted to United States citizens, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is one that most people overlook. It is a significant privilege. In 1966, Congress enacted FOIA to provide individuals with access to “identifiable records.” Records could be obtained without the requirement to demonstrate a need or reason for the records. This means that the government had to show a reason for Read More

Identity Theft

The IRS on Identity Theft Be aware! The IRS has issued warnings to taxpayers to protect their tax-related information from thieves. These thieves may want to use an individual’s stolen Social Security number to file a tax return and claim a fraudulent refund. The IRS has issued warnings, in a series of news releases. IRS personnel are increasing awareness in order to keep taxpayers from becoming victim to the Read More

The Framework of the Internal Revenue Service

Just what exactly is the IRS? Many can describe what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does through personal experiences, some good and some bad. Have you ever wondered, though, just what the IRS is? The IRS is a branch of the U.S. Treasury Department, and it is supervised by a Commissioner who is appointed by our President. Though its main headquarters are in Washington, D.C., the IRS has regional campuses that Read More