Lawmakers in both parties are pushing the Treasury Department to give back $30,000 to a Maryland dairy farmer who lost his cash in a controversial seizure more than three years ago.
The Obama Administration has made a two-year career of dismissing concern about IRS policies targeting conservative tax-exempt groups. That evasion just got harder. New information shows the agency may have shown similar bias in tax audits.
The IRS could easily be auditing tax-exempt groups for biased reasons because of flawed procedures and staff work, according to a new report from the top federal watchdog.
Internal Revenue Service procedures for selecting nonprofit groups to be audited are filled with holes that could allow the tax agency to discriminate against certain organizations, a new report shows.
Congressman Roskam joins Greta Van Susteren's "On the Record" to discuss the Obama Administration's use of IRS tax refund money for ObamaCare.
As Roskam points out, this squandered an estimated $23.5 million in taxpayer funds, all while the IRS pleads poverty and makes excuses for not answering the phone.
“The argument that the IRS lacks the resources to operate efficiently doesn’t pass the laugh test given the misguided judgment demonstrated by an organization that has lost the confidence of the American people,” Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) said in a statement.
“No government agency, especially one that routinely intrudes on the lives of hardworking taxpayers, should ever be able to ask how you vote or to whom you pray,” Roskam said when he introduced the bill in February. “In light of our new majority in Congress, I am confident we can finally send these commonsense protections to the president’s desk.”
Roskam said the IRS has too much power to seize assets, even if the agency doesn't have adequate evidence of a crime.
“I find it shocking that you can’t give a straight answer to that simple question,” the congressman told him, “and you’re not going to give it to me, so let’s move on.”
Roskam told the commissioner he was troubled that even after the firings, “the IRS selected the same contractor to provide critical technology services to the administration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” — also known as Obamacare.
Peter is honored to receive a clean sweep of endorsements from all major news outlets in the 6th district.
By Rep. Peter Roskam
Each year, more than two million Americans are diagnosed with drug-resistant infections, and 23,000 die as a result. These dangerous superbugs have been found in every corner of the globe, and their unchecked spread threatens modern medicine as we know it.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, spoke to local business owners Aug. 6 at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort Hotel about tax reform, workforce development, and international issues facing businesses.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam brought local businesses an update from Washington, D.C., on Friday, but left the pessimism in the nation's capital.