I.R.S. Paid $20 Million to Collect $6.7 Million in Tax Debts

An agency watchdog says a congressionally mandated program using private debt collectors has been poorly administered and failed to respect taxpayers’ rights.

In a Complex Tax Bill, Let the Hunt for Loopholes Begin

A 2004 change by Congress, meant to foster domestic manufacturing, may provide a cautionary tale: You can mine a lot of tax breaks from just one word.

A Sheriff, a Mystery Check and a Blogger Who Cried Foul

In Alabama, an official’s use of public funds and behavior toward critics raise questions about the broad powers of American sheriffs.

The Paradise Papers: How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth

Records from an offshore hideaway show how an American billionaire grew one of the world’s largest trusts and another owned part of a company accused of exploiting the poor.

I.R.S. Commissioner, Demonized by Conservatives, Leaves on His Terms

John A. Koskinen, who took over an agency in turmoil and was threatened with impeachment by conservative lawmakers, called his survival to the end of his term “its own reward.”