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A charter trip last summer for U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, from Las Vegas to his home near Kalispell, Montana, cost taxpayers $12,375 and has become one of America's most scrutinized aircraft charters. ... "The American people deserve transparency in how public funds are spent," wrote Cantwell.
Former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli‚ who is on trial for kidnapping and has weathered numerous allegations of fraud and corruption‚ was on paid leave‚ earning his full salary and bonuses until he was‚ in January this year‚ relieved of all his duties by “mutual agreement”. The whole debacle has ...

On March 13, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it will end the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) on September 28, 2018. The program, initially introduced in 2009, is designed to allow taxpayers with unreported offshore assets to voluntarily resolve past tax and ...
An ethics organisation in Washington accused US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday of bilking US tax payers by needlessly travelling on ... it appears Secretary Mnuchin considers first and foremost his own comfort and ease, leaving the protection of taxpayer money at the bottom of his list of ...
Since 2009, more than 56,000 taxpayers have fessed up to owning overseas accounts and have forked over $11.1 billion in back taxes, interest and penalties. While there are valid reasons for holding money in other countries, taxpayers are required to let the U.S. government know about those assets.

Eleven MPs and three officials travelled to the United States in February to meet social media executives at a cost of £69,535 to the taxpayer. A further £14,655 was spent broadcasting an evidence session from George Washington University, according to figures released to POLITICO by the Information ...
In 2016, the dairy industry asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a staggering $150 million to buy their excess cheese. A spokesperson ... Surely there are better ways for the government to spend “only” $20 million of taxpayer money than buying cheese Americans don't want and won't buy.

The state is putting in another $30 million of taxpayer dollars next fiscal year just to keep PEIA premiums and out-of-pocket costs from rising. Our teachers, service employees and state workers are right to be anxious about their health insurance. Who among us does not have some level of fear about getting ...
In addition, many of the American nonresidents being taxed are “Accidental Americans,” who have few or no ties to the United States but are U.S. citizens due to an accident of birth. Accidental Americans exist because the U.S. grants citizenship broadly, based on both place of birth and parentage.
Under the law, when a foreign government buys U.S. weapon systems through the Department of Defense those governments are required to reimburse the Department for research, development and other one-time costs for those systems. A recent audit by the Government Accountability Office found the department has ...
After receiving information from Finnish authorities that several Belgian taxpayers had been trading on Finnish crypto exchanges, the STI started looking into the ... Belgian tax authorities will try to use the double taxation treaty between Belgium and the US as a way to get information about possible Belgian ...
The new development finance legislation introduced on Feb. 27, 2018, is exactly what the United States needs to modernize its approach to international private sector development. The Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act would create a full-service U.S. International ...
While a slim majority of Americans now holds a favorable opinion of the Republican legislation, Krugman is here to warn them that they are being taken for a ride. That's because the ... Ultimately, his message to American taxpayers is simple: "If you think you were helped by the tax cut, think again. Donald ...
Taxpayers, You've Been Scammed ... The key thing you need to know is that right now the U.S. government has no business cutting taxes. We need more ... This means that unless we cut back sharply on benefits that middle-class Americans count on, we will need to raise more revenue than in the past.


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