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Treasury Inspector General Releases IRS Audit on Inappropriate Targeting: May 14, 2013

Treasury Inspector General Releases IRS Audit on Inappropriate Targeting: May 14, 2013

Treasury inspector general releases IRS audit on inappropriate targeting: May 14, 2013

As part of its duties, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is responsible for reviewing and making determinations on applications for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status. These applications must meet a variety of criteria, the most important of which is proof that the group engages in some type of social welfare. In 2013, allegations were raised by various conservative organizations that believed that IRS workers had unfairly targeted them for rigorous screening. Upon investigation, this targeting was directly linked to a 2010 IRS directive on applying additional screening to applications bearing words like “tea party.”

Treasury Conducts Revealing Audit

In 2012, a variety of conservative groups approached ...

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