IRS en IRS Commissioner: finish investigation, make changes <p>New IRS Commissioner John Koskinen came to Cincinnati Thursday to find out how the process of applying for 501 (c)(4) status can be more efficient and learn from employees what resources they need and what obstacles they have.</p><p>Koskinen is known as a turnaround specialist, having run Freddie Mac in the middle of the financial crisis, and guiding Penn Central Railroad and a teamsters pension fund.&nbsp;He&nbsp;was also&nbsp;President Clinton's Y2K czar in the late 1990s. He now aims to restore confidence in the Internal Revenue Service.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:31:53 +0000 Ann Thompson 21650 at IRS Commissioner: finish investigation, make changes Groups tell Ohio legislators how they were targeted by IRS <p>The Ohio General Assembly's House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee met in Cincinnati Thursday to hear from people who claim they were targeted for extra scrutiny by the IRS.</p><p>Those who spoke, talked about how they had to answer pages of confusing questions that, at times, sounded like political research on their groups.</p><p>Timothy Savaglio is a member of the Liberty Township Tea Party. He says filling out the IRS's many and pointed questionnaires became like a full-time job.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:59:26 +0000 Tana Weingartner 15402 at Groups tell Ohio legislators how they were targeted by IRS Tea Party rallies against IRS <p></p><p>Several hundred Tea Party members rallied at noon Tuesday on Fountain Square before marching to the John Weld Peck Federal Building. They held signs and chanted slogans like "you work for us" and "the IRS has got to go."</p><p>Dave Kern of Liberty Township says he came to protest the "outrageous actions" of the IRS in the<a href="" target="_blank"> recent scandal involving extra scrutiny of conservative groups</a> applying for 501(c)(4) tax exempt status.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 17:16:54 +0000 Tana Weingartner 12832 at Tea Party rallies against IRS Tax strategies for individual and businesses <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Larry Baker</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, senior partner at </span><a href=";vgnextfmt=default" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Grant Thornton</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Cincinnati, is </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>On the Money with Chris DeSimio</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to discuss tax strategies for individuals and businesses for the 2012 -2013 tax season.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 05:30:05 +0000 Chris DeSimio 11031 at Tax strategies for individual and businesses ID theft scheme stole information from thousands to obtain tax returns <p>A federal grand jury has indicted seven people for identity theft.&nbsp; U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart says six of them are citizens of Zimbabwe who lived in the Cincinnati area at one time. He says they used the stolen identities to obtain millions in fraudulent income tax returns:</p><p>"The scheme was so efficient and well planned that they often had the refunds in hand before the actual taxpayers even filed their legitimate tax returns."</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:32:57 +0000 Mark Heyne 3722 at