The Obama administration says it sent about 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers the wrong tax information, and officials are asking those consumers to delay filing their 2014 taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service is reducing taxpayer services to historically low levels just as President Barack Obama's health law will make filing a federal tax return more complicated for millions of families.
The four individuals received more than $30,000 in jobless benefits while working at an IRS call center in Indianapolis.
In a dark little corner of the tax code known as Section 132(f), the IRS lets employers provide tax-free benefits—typically, payroll deductions and/or subsidies—to employees for commuting costs. That includes vans, buses, bikes, trains, and even parking. And both parties can save, since they’re not getting dinged for their respective taxes on the amount of the benefit.
Hollywood Bar and Filmworks owner Ted Bulthaup said higher parking rates following Conseco Fieldhouse’s opening
drove his patrons away.
The IRS agreed.
Indiana taxpayers filed a record 2.2 million electronic federal tax returns this year.