Tax policy/IRS

IRS Gives In on Medical Residents

U.S. agency concedes that before 2005, when it issued new rules, doctors in training were students for whom payroll taxes were not required.

More Scrutiny for Colleges' Business Practices

The list of higher education business and tax practices that have fallen into U.S. Sen.

Coming Attractions of IRS Scrutiny

WASHINGTON -- As college officials await the results of a broad Internal Revenue Service review of institutions' governance and financial practices, two higher education groups have offered their own preview of what the federal agency may find -- and offer a generally upbeat picture. But just how accurate a forecast it offers is open to debate.

High Court to Hear Tax Case

WASHINGTON -- A nearly 20-year-old legal dispute over whether medical residents are students or workers, for payroll tax purposes, is headed for resolution in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tax-Exempt Pedicures

Group advocating big-time football playoff system files new IRS complaint against bowl games.

IRS's Next Target: Retirement Plans

WASHINGTON -- With their actions and their public comments, Internal Revenue Service officials have signaled in the last several years that the increasingly complex financial operations of nonprofit colleges and universities make them prime targets for the federal tax agency.


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