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Bill Levin, who founded the First Church of Cannabis to test Indiana's controversial religious freedom law, was notified last week that the Internal Revenue Service has incorporated the church as a tax-exempt religious organization. (MSNBC)

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Bill Levin, who founded the First Church of Cannabis to test Indiana's controversial religious freedom law, was notified last week that the Internal Revenue Service has incorporated the church as a tax-exempt religious organization. (MSNBC)

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who, along with a review board must approve the decision to keep any employees deemed to have intentionally cheated on their taxes, has insisted things at his agency have improved over the last two years. (Associated Press)

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen denied that his agency had singled out taxpayers' customer service for special reductions. (Associated Press)

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Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 15, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine IRS challenges in implementing the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

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End of the IRS tax code illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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National Edition Opinion cover for April 14, 2015 - Abolishing the IRS (Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times)

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In a speech this week, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen insisted his agency has turned the corner on problems with employee behavior in recent years. (Associated Press)

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Lois Lerner is the former IRS official at the center of a controversy over how the agency treated conservative political groups. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says past issues have been corrected but he acknowledged other problems building up at the agency, including taxpayers showing up hours before offices open in order to ensure they can get help on filling out their tax forms, and short staffing causing them to ignore more than 60 percent of the phone calls coming into the agency this year. (Associated Press photographs)

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Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that said the first year of Obamacare tax filings "has gone smoothly," which he said would have surprised a number of folks based on the botched rollout of the Obamacare website a year ago.

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The Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington on April 13, 2014. Unscrupulous tax preparers are using President Obama's health care law as a ploy to pocket bogus fines from unsuspecting taxpayers, including some immigrants not bound by the law's requirements, the IRS warned March 13, 2015. (Associated Press)

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IRS chart to accompany Moore article

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The IRS belatedly told Congress it may have lost some of Lois Lerner's emails after her computer crashed, and asserted that the backup tapes didn't exist. (Associated Press)

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The Internal Revenue Service headquarters building is seen in Washington on April 13, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that he has had to take money away from answering phone calls and instead spend it on technology and personnel to carry out President Obama's health care law. (Associated Press)

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying to the House oversight committee, said the White House never asked him or anyone else at the IRS about the potential tax effects of President Obama's amnesty policy. (Associated Press)

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirmed Tuesday that illegal immigrants granted amnesty from deportation under President Obama's new policies would be able to get extra refunds from the IRS for money they earned while working illegally, as long as they filed returns during those years. (Associated Press)

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