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Seven Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

Seven Tips for Identity Theft Protection from Department of Revenue INDIANAPOLIS — Identity theft criminals steal both money and a sense of security from their victims, and they are growing in numbers. In 2012, they stole more than $24.7 billion from the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Victims of identity theft must […]

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IRS Nonprofit Division: Dysfunction Rules

(photo courtesy of NY Times) How the IRS’s Nonprofit Division Got So Dysfunctional by Kim Barker and Justin Elliott, ProPublica The IRS division responsible for flagging Tea Party groups has long been an agency afterthought, beset by mismanagement, financial constraints and an unwillingness to spell out just what it expects from social welfare nonprofits, former […]

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White House: Obama is No Nixon

White House: Obama is no Nixon (via AFP) The White House was confronted by the ghost of disgraced former president Richard Nixon on Tuesday, as it battled to stem a tide of scandal that threatens to swamp Barack Obama’s second term agenda. After four years of largely dodging the grubby controversies that often dog US […]

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Budget Surplus Equals Tax Credits for Hoosier’s

Hoosier Taxpayers Taking Advantage of Tax Credits INDIANAPOLIS – More than 1.5 million taxpayers already have taken advantage of Indiana’s Automatic Taxpayer Refund (ATR) credit as of March 10. About 76 percent of all taxpayers filing as of March 10 have qualified for the tax credit. More than $171 million has been awarded to Hoosier […]

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Corporate Donations Behind Dark Money Group

(photo courtesy of earthlyissues.com) Big Corporations Put Up Seed Funding for Republican Dark Money Group Some of the nation’s biggest corporations donated more than a million dollars to launch a Republican nonprofit that went on to play a key role in recent political fights. Like the nonprofit groups that poured money into last year’s elections, […]