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Alabama Has Received Nearly 2 Million Economic Impact Payments Worth Over $3.4B

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and IRS today announced that nearly 130 million Americans have received Economic Impact Payments, worth more than $218 billion, in less than five weeks. These totals do not include the more than $2.5 billion delivered to U.S. territories for payment to territory residents. Individuals in Alabama have received 1,996,007 Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) worth…

Concern IRS Rule Could Impact Private School Scholarships

Advocates of a state-supported private school scholarship program are concerned that donations could drop under proposed new IRS rules. The program, known as the Alabama Accountability Act, gives donors an income tax break for donations to groups that provide private school scholarships. Currently, donors get a dollar-for-dollar reduction on their state income tax bill, and can also claim a federal…

GOP Running into Opposition from GOP on Tax Overhaul

House Republicans face opposition to their plan to overhaul the way corporations pay federal taxes from a powerful group of lawmakers – other Republicans. The Senate’s No. 2 Republican and the chamber’s top Republican tax-writer have both been critical. And President Donald Trump says he doesn’t love it. The House GOP plan would scrap the 35 percent tax on corporate…

Birmingham Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Federal prosecutors say the owner of pizza franchises throughout the Southeast has pleaded guilty to submitting false tax returns. Authorities said Tuesday that 64-year-old Ramon Arias of Mountain Brook pleaded guilty to filing false federal income tax returns that didn’t account for money he took from Little Caesars restaurants he owns. Officials say Arias diverted money from the gross receipts…

Alabama Department of Revenue Urges Taxpayer to be Aware of Phone Scams

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating Alabama Department of Revenue or Department of Justice investigators is just the most recent threat to taxpayers on an ever-growing list of phone scams. As is the case with this recent surge of phone scams reported to ADOR, scammers often alter caller ID numbers to make it appear that ADOR is calling….

Former IRS Employee Sentenced in Tax Scheme Case

Demetria Brown, of Birmingham, pleaded guilty to the charges last year.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A former IRS employee has been sentenced in federal court in Missouri two years and six months in prison in a $326,000 fraudulent tax refund scheme. The U.S. attorney’s office says that 39-year-old Demetria Michele Brown, of Birmingham, Alabama, also was ordered Monday to pay restitution to the state of Missouri and the IRS. Brown…