Mark W. Everson
June 2011: "Mark W. Everson, the commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, was the commissioner of the I.R.S. from 2003 to 2007."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/19/opinion/19everson.html
November 2007: "Red Cross President and CEO Mark W. Everson has stepped down after revelations he was "engaged in a personal relationship with a subordinate employee," the organization announced Tuesday."http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/11/27/red.cross.resignation/index.html
November 2007: Seller-funded down payment-assistance programs 'mislead honest home buyers and ultimately jack up the cost of the home,' IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said in a 2006 statement accompanying a ruling that such programs do not qualify as tax-exempt.http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/339241_downpayment12.html
April 2005: For the past year, IRS Commissioner Mark Everson has been barnstorming the country, telling journalists, politicians and tax professionals that the nation's tax cops are back on the beat. The number of audits rose nearly 19% last year. Audits of high-income taxpayers rose 40%. In February, the Justice Department and the IRS indicted telecommunications entrepreneur Walter Anderson for allegedly failing to pay $200 million in federal and local taxes, the largest criminal tax case against an individual.http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/taxes/2005-04-13-irs-gets-tough_x.htm?csp=34
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) American National Red Cross, The (American Red Cross) Organization Nov 27, 2007 Organization Executive (past or present) Indiana (State Government) Organization Jun 19, 2011 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Organization Oct 25, 2003
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 18, 2011 Lawyers and Accountants Once Put Integrity First
QUOTE: as our economy fitfully heals, it would be prudent to ask whether lawyers and accountants offer the same protection against corporate misconduct that they once did. Three or four decades ago, investors and regulators could rely on these professionals to provide a check on corporate risk-taking. But over time, attorneys and auditors came to see their practices not as independent firms that strengthen the integrity of capitalism, but as businesses measured chiefly by the earnings of their partners.
New York Times Nov 11, 2007 FHA ban on down payment assistance put on hold: Providers fighting for home-buying program in court
QUOTE: "a move by federal regulators to shut down programs that provide down payment assistance using money from home sellers. The problem is that assistance ends up added to purchase prices, said Richard Hager, a Mercer Island appraiser who teaches anti-fraud classes."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Apr 17, 2007 House to Vote on Bill to Ban Web Site Names That Resemble Those of U.S. Agencies
QUOTE: A Web industry trade group, the Computer and Communications Industry Association, issued a statement last week warning consumers that Web sites like irs.com, irs.org and irs.net “make money by offering services that, in many cases, taxpayers could get for free through the I.R.S.’s official Web site, irs.gov.”
New York Times Apr 05, 2007 IRS Found Lax in Protecting Taxpayer Data
QUOTE: Thousands of taxpayers could be at risk of identity theft or other financial fraud because the Internal Revenue Service has failed to adequately protect information on its 52,000 laptop computers and other storage systems, a new government report concludes.
Washington Post Mar 20, 2007 I.R.S. Agents Feel Pressed to End Cases
QUOTE: The head of the Internal Revenue Service faces questions in Congress today about auditors’ complaints that they are being forced to close corporate cases prematurely, allowing billions in tax dollars to go unpaid. In interviews, these revenue agents warned that unless they were free to pursue what their instincts tell them, their focus would end up being only on known abuses, and new ones created by the tax advice industry would go undetected.
New York Times Sep 07, 2006 Congress Is Urged to Hold Off Acting on Options and Pay
QUOTE: The Senate appears to have embraced executive pay as an issue that could play well with voters. But with no bills in the works and the legislative session winding down, it is unclear how serious the latest bid for reform is. Moreover, no sitting corporate chief executive or their representatives were invited to testify.
New York Times Sep 07, 2006 Spending Tax Dollars to Collect Them
QUOTE: The IRS, under a project authorized by the 2004 American Jobs Creation Act to collect delinquent tax bills, has been forced to hire private collection agencies to do a job the agency could do for much less. Isn't outsourcing supposed to save money?
Washington Post Sep 06, 2006 Report Estimates the Costs of a Stock Options Scandal
QUOTE: “From a shareholder’s perspective, it’s not just the extra compensation the executives got, it’s not just the extra taxes they have to pay,” said H. Nejat Seyhun, “There may be additional payouts for class-action lawsuits as well as worrying about the quality of the top management.”
New York Times Sep 01, 2006 IRS Ends 2-Year Probe Of NAACP's Tax Status: Leader's Criticism of Bush in 2004 Did Not Violate Law, Agency Decides
QUOTE: If the NAACP were stripped of the status, donors would not be allowed to claim contributions to the group on income tax returns. Federal law requires tax-exempt nonprofit organizations to be politically nonpartisan.
Washington Post Aug 27, 2006 Strange Priorities
QUOTE: A perception of unfairness is bad for the tax system, and this pair of policies virtually screams “only little people pay taxes”...Private collection also raises serious concerns about fraud and privacy.
New York Times Aug 17, 2006 Tax Agreement Puts End to Oscar Swag: After Settlement With IRS, Academy Says It Will End the Practice
QUOTE: "There's no special red-carpet tax loophole for the stars," IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson said in a prepared statement. "Whether you're popping the popcorn, sitting in the audience or starring on the big screen, you need to respect the law and pay your taxes."
Washington Post Jul 31, 2006 Facts Refute Filmmaker's Assertions on Income Tax in 'America'
QUOTE: The film’s appeal...is not left or right, but concentrated among those who see the United States evolving into a police state ruled by an oligarchy that has tricked Americans into paying taxes...Early in the film Mr. Russo...asserts that every president since Woodrow Wilson and every member of Congress has perpetrated a hoax to tax people’s wages and issue them dubious currency.
New York Times Jul 21, 2006 HHS Secretary's Fund Gave Little to Charity
QUOTE: Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt and his relatives have claimed millions of dollars in tax deductions through a type of charitable foundation they created that until recently paid out very little in actual charity, tax records show.
Washington Post Jul 18, 2006 IRS Warns Churches to Stay Neutral on Politics: Opponents of the policy say that by threatening groups' tax-exempt status, the government is interfering with their 1st Amendment rights.
QUOTE: The Internal Revenue Service is warning churches and nonprofits that improper campaigning in the upcoming political season could endanger their tax-exempt status. The agency also launched a program to expedite investigations into claims of improper campaigning, prompting an advocacy group to charge this month that the program could restrict the free speech of nonprofit groups and churches.
Los Angeles Times Jun 15, 2006 Hold That Back-Tax Chase
QUOTE: Two years ago, Congress authorized the Internal Revenue Service to hire private debt collectors to find individual taxpayers who acknowledge that they owe taxes but have not paid up...the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment...that would prohibit the IRS from setting up the program.
Washington Post May 25, 2006 IRS ruling endangers down-payment charities
QUOTE: The [Internal Revenue Service-Ed.] wants to close a loophole...ruled this month that nonprofit down-payment-assistance programs don't qualify for tax exemptions if they transfer money from the seller to the buyer.
Bankrate.com Apr 14, 2006 Pitches, Fees Found in 'Free File' Tax Service
QUOTE: Taxpayers who use the "Free File" online tax return preparation services offered by private vendors in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service often are confronted by surprise fees, expensive add-ons, loan solicitations and other marketing pitches...
Washington Post Apr 13, 2006 Many taxpayers getting burned by inept or crooked preparers
QUOTE: Many of the preparers have been accused of using improper deductions and credits to inflate the size of tax refunds in apparent efforts to attract new clients and increase profits...
USA TODAY Nov 19, 2005 IRS Reviews Church's Status: 2004 Antiwar Sermon Sparked Look at Tax Exemption
QUOTE: The Internal Revenue Service is examining the tax-exempt status of a liberal church in Southern California because its former pastor delivered a fiery antiwar sermon that criticized President Bush by name on the Sunday before the 2004 presidential election.
Washington Post Jun 17, 2005 Contractors as Tax Targets: Panel Says Cheaters Are Prospering With Federal Funds
QUOTE: "Lawmakers yesterday pressed for a crackdown on federal contractors that cheat the tax system, citing a congressional investigation uncovering $3.3 billion in unpaid taxes by 33,000 companies and individuals."
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