PENALTIES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PENALTIES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) IRS paid $53 million to whistleblowers in 2013 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775316-68/irs-million-whistleblowers-paid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775316-68/irs-million-whistleblowers-paid.html.csp">IRS paid $53 million to whistleblowers in 2013</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T13:34:18.833-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 01:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Internal Revenue Service says it paid whistleblowers a total of $53 million last year for turning in tax cheats. In an annual report to Congress, the agency said Friday it paid out 122 awards. That’s an average award of nearly $435,000. The tips led the IRS to collect more than $367 million in taxes, interest and penalties. In general, whistleblowers can claim awards if they provide information that helps the IRS collect more than $2 million in taxes, penalties and interest. But...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577753162014-04-04T13:34:18.833-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T13:34:18.833-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775316@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:34:18 MDT MLB players, managment hoping for agreement this week on drug penalties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57732989-77/players-games-penalties-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57732989-77/players-games-penalties-game.html.csp">MLB players, managment hoping for agreement this week on drug penalties</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RONALD BLUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T17:29:18.306-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and allow a decrease of suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. For future suspensions, the deal also would eliminate the loophole allowing Alex Rodriguez to earn almost $3 million during his season-long ban, the people said. They spoke on condition of an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577329892014-03-28T17:29:18.306-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T17:29:18.306-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57732989@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:29:18 MDT Editorial: Utah needs tougher penalties for cockfighting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57661204-82/cockfighting-utah-penalties-sport.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57661204-82/cockfighting-utah-penalties-sport.html.csp">Editorial: Utah needs tougher penalties for cockfighting</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T20:51:09.108-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 08:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s really irrelevant in any debate over the appropriate penalty for cockfighting that some people believe there is nothing wrong with it and even teach the “sport” to their children. Such backwoods traditions — which also include dog fighting — should have been left far behind in civilized parts of the world, which we assume would include Utah. Cockfighting pits roosters against each other in an arena surrounded by screaming spectators who urge their favorite bird to slash the other to death....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57661204@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:51:09 MDT