The IRS apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was "inappropriate" targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. The agency blamed low-level employees, saying no high-level officials were aware.
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Along with targeting tea-party groups (external - login to view), the IRS may also have given extra-special attention to the tax-exempt status of some Jewish groups for political reasons.
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Ways and Means to IRS: ‘Provide All Communications Containing Words ‘Tea Party,’ ‘Patriot,’ or ‘Conservative’—By Wednesday
The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight has thrown down an investigative gauntlet to the Internal Revenue Service, demanding that the agency hand over by next Wednesday every communication in its records that includes the words “tea party,” “patriot” or “conservative.” The committee is also demanding of the IRS that by next Wednesday it provide the committee with the names and titles of all individuals who were involved in targeting conservative non-profit groups for more intensive review of their applications for non-profit status.
Ways and Means to IRS: â€˜Provide All Communications Containing Words â€˜Tea Party,â€™ â€˜Patriot,â€™ or â€˜Conservativeâ€™â€”By Wednesday | CNS News (external - login to view)