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May 19, 1991
With the revelation that Neil Bush's Apex Energy Co. has increased the taxpayers' obligations by $2.3 million, in addition to our costs for bailing out Silverado Savings & Loan, wouldn't it be an equitable trade-off to let all of us list him as a dependent on future income tax returns? JEAN MYERS MAXWELL Carpinteria
February 26, 1993
In addition to senior discounts at movies, restaurants, theaters and stores, Social Security recipients get a 65th birthday gift of an extra deduction on their income tax returns. For a couple, this provides an additional standard deduction of $1,400. Not because of any change in the ability to pay; strictly for the honor of having reached a particular age. Has anyone ever questioned this giveaway? HARRY SIMMONS Garden Grove
December 6, 1991
Four people, including three San Fernando Valley residents, were sentenced Thursday for defrauding the U.S. government out of about $1 million by filing bogus income tax returns by computer, prosecutors said. Sheila Green and Doris Martin of Van Nuys, Chissay White of Sylmar and Daphne Thomas of Los Angeles were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by Judge Laughlin E. Waters. They re among eight defendants in the case, all of whom pleaded guilty.
March 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands who failed to take advantage of new child credits on their income tax returns are getting some help from the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS estimated that so far, more than 30,000 taxpayers who appear to qualify for the $400-per-child credits failed to enter it on their tax forms this year. But Uncle Sam is taking care of the problem. In some cases, this means a larger-than-expected income tax refund; in others, it means a smaller tax bill, the IRS said.
December 4, 2004 | From Associated Press
A Republican House aide was the prime mover behind a provision in appropriations legislation that would allow greater access to income tax returns, a spokesman for the House Appropriations Committee said Friday. It was Rich Efford, who heads the GOP staff of the panel's subcommittee controlling the Internal Revenue Service's budget, the spokesman said. The provision would let leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations committees grant access to themselves or their aides to tax returns.
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