Internal Revenue Service

State Rep. La Shawn Ford arrives at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Monday, when federal prosecutors dropped 17 felony bank fraud charges, and he pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor tax charge. (Credit: CBS)

Rep. Ford Spared Jail, Gets Probation And Fine For Tax Charge

A federal judge has sentenced Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford to probation and a fine for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.

11/07/2014

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BBB Issues Warning Over IRS Phone Scam

It’s one of the largest scams of its kind and victims are on the hook for more than a million dollars as con-artists pose as Internal Revenue Service agents.

10/08/2014

Feds Raid Politically-Connected Bridgeport Scrap Metal Firm

No arrests were made at the site of the raid, and no charges have been filed in the case.

08/23/2013

Filling Out Forms

Plenty Of Changes For Tax Filers This Year

Experts recommend using some type of guidance to navigate forms and maximize your returns.

03/18/2013

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As The Tax Man Cometh, Tips For Getting Ready

The IRS expects 75 percent of all 2012 returns will get a refund, so if you haven’t started preparing your taxes yet, do it.

03/04/2013

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

Officials Warn Of Tax Return Theft Scam

The Internal Revenue service has launched a nationwide attack on the problem of identity theft and false filing of tax returns.

WBBM Newsradio–02/28/2012

Where’s My IRS Refund?

Taxpayers can go online to check to see if the IRS owes them cash.

11/18/2010

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New Address? Tax Refund Check May Be Waiting

Illinois residents who changed addresses this year may want to check with the Internal Revenue Service, because the agency might have a check waiting.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2010