Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Dozens rallied along Butterfield Road on Tuesday following revelations that the Internal Revenue Service placed additional scrutiny on the tea party and other conservative groups.
Dozens of tea party activists rallied outside the Internal Revenue Service office in Downers Grove on Tuesday to protest the tax agency's improper targeting of conservative groups. The crowd stood along Butterfield Road, just outside the Esplanade office building, for more than an hour, waving "Don't Tread on Me" flags and chanting anti-IRS slogans. Some activists held signs calling for the IRS to be abolished and likened the agency's actions to Nazi Germany. The Tea Party Patriots organized more than 100 protests at IRS offices across the country Tuesday afternoon. In Illinois, protests were held in Downers Grove, Chicago, Rockford and Springfield. "Our purpose is to bring awareness across the country about the disturbing and illegal …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Congressmen Peter Roskam (IL-06) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduce bill to make IRS Free File program permanent for eligible lower- and middle- income taxpayers.
Tuesday, February 5
Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) on Tuesday introduced legislation to make the IRS Free File program permanent with Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI). Launched in 2003 as a partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, the Free File program provides approximately 98 million eligible taxpayers with free online individual income tax preparation and electronic tax filing services, according to a press release from Roskam's office. “The Free File program is a win-win,” Roskam said in a statement. “Not only do middle income families save money on tax preparation each year, but there is no cost to the federal government, and the program has actually saved the IRS hundreds of millions of dollars. This is a common sense solution that helps …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
If you need to get your tax returns posted tonight, here is a list of post offices that can help you.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
If you are a procrastinator of the first order, only a few post offices will accept your income-tax returns before today's 11:59 p.m. deadline. The long-held tradition of post offices extending hours on Tax Day is becoming a relic of the past for two reasons: the increased popularity of e-filing makes the practice of mailing returns obsolete and the cash-strapped United States Postal Service can no longer afford to extend hours of operation to help last-minute filers. The Internal Revenue Service debuted e-file nationally in 1990, delivering 4.2 million tax returns that year. A whopping 99 million people—or about 70 percent of all taxpayers—used the government's e-file service to file taxes in 2010, and that percentage rose to 77 percent …