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Press Release

Bye, Koskinen

FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye released the following statement on the end of John Koskinen’s reign as IRS commissioner:

10/26/2017
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Blog

Support the Preserving Taxpayers’ Rights Act, H.R. 3220

On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to support the Preserving Taxpayers’ Rights Act, H.R. 3220, introduced by Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.). The bill would bring necessary reforms to allow taxpayers to resolve tax disputes with the IRS without being forced to litigate in court which is inefficient, expensive, and time consuming for taxpayers, the IRS, and the courts.

07/17/2017
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Blog

Making the IRS Treat Americans with RESPECT

Civil asset forfeiture, a tool used by law enforcement to seize property from individuals because they have merely been accused of a crime, has gotten a lot more scrutiny in recent days due to its lack of oversight and abuse. What many may not know though is that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also has the ability to seize property from businesses it is investigating. Fortunately, to address the abuses by the organization, Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) have introduced a bill to defend business owners from IRS forfeiture overreach.

07/17/2017
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Top Ten

Top 10 Reasons to Reform Section 702

Section 702, the controversial aspect of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which allows for mass surveillance of American Citizens, is set to phase out at the end of 2017. Some in congress have introduced measures that would make Section 702, in its current form, permanent law and avoid any reforms which might grant Americans greater privacy protections. Here are 10 reasons why that is an absolutely horrific idea.

06/25/2017
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Op-ed Placement

Déjà Vû: Private Tax Collection Leads to Corruption

The end of January was the beginning of tax season in America. After employers mailed out W-2s, workers started the long trudge towards April 18th.

02/16/2017
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Blog

The IRS Attacks Family-owned Businesses

The estate tax, applied to assets of someone when they die, represents a tiny portion of federal revenue. But for farms and businesses at risk of being caught by this death tax, the effects can be huge. If a business or farm is valuable enough to be ensnared by the estate tax, passing on this asset built and developed over a lifetime, or across generations, becomes extraordinarily difficult and costly, sometimes even impossible. But apparently the Internal Revenue Service does not think this situation is bad enough and has proposed new regulations which would make passing on a business to your children even more difficult.

10/14/2016
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Press Release

FreedomWorks: Congress Do Your Job, Rein in the Obama Administration

Following reports that the IRS is once again unfairly targeting conservative groups, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

10/05/2016
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Op-ed Placement

Checks and Balances on the Executive Require That the IRS Chief Be Impeached

The Republican leadership in Congress, such as it is, appears to be more afraid of what the liberal Washington Post editorial and op-ed pages will say about them if they impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen than they are of allowing another of Congress’ constitutional prerogatives — in this case, checks and balances on executive-branch impropriety — to be emasculated.

09/21/2016
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Press Release

End IRS Abuse of Federal Forfeiture Laws

Ahead of a scheduled vote in the House of Representatives on the Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Act (H.R. 5523), which addresses the Internal Revenue Service’s abuse of federal civil asset forfeiture laws, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

09/20/2016
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Key Vote

Key Vote YES to Impeach the IRS Commissioner

As one of our over 5.7 million FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and ask them to vote YES on H.Res. 828, a resolution impeaching the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service John Koskinen for high crimes and misdemeanors. H.Res. 828 was introduced by Rep. John Fleming (R-La.).

09/14/2016

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