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IRS Auditing Fewer Big Companies, More Small Ones

April 12, 2010
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The nonprofit watchdog group Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) has yet another report out based on data released by the Treasury Department showing that our tax collectors are auditing fewer large companies while bringing the hammer down on the little guys. The trend has continued since the last year of the George H.W. Bush...
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ACORN—Or Just Nuts?

September 10, 2009
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Never been down with the ACORN hatred on the right. Calling community organizers “thugs” for registering poor people to vote is—or should be—out of bounds. But these videos, if they’re legit, kick matters up several notches. They also appear to demonstrate how the city’s shadow economy works—through a weird mix of naivete and omerta....
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We don’t need no stinkin’ audits: Part 2

April 9, 2009
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TRAC, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, has posted Part 2 of its series on IRS audits–or lack thereof–of large financial-services corporations. On Monday, TRAC (which filed Freedom of Information Act requests and then analyzes the data it receives) showed that the IRS devoted only 15 percent of its big company revenue agents to the...
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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Audits!

April 6, 2009
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Here’s a surprise: The IRS audits fewer financial-services companies than any other type of big company–even though it finds nearly double the tax cheating at financial companies when it does audit them. These are the findings released today by TRAC, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. From the report: Overall, the large corporate sector–composed of...
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Another Tillman Court Document Comes Available

August 28, 2008
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The Aug. 18 federal raids of Baltimore locations tied to politically connected ex-con bailbondsman and real-estate investor Milton Tillman Jr. and his son, Milton Tillman III were followed by the public release of court documents listing what was seized during the searches. However, the inventories released up until then only covered five of the...
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Documents on Tillman Raid Available

August 22, 2008
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IRS agents today returned search warrants executed on properties and business connected to one of Baltimore’s largest bail bondsmen Milton Tillman, Jr. and his son, Milton Tillman III. According to court records, agents were looking for evidence of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, tax evasion, and illegally engaging in the business of insurance. Five...
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