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IRS agent: Tax agency is still targeting Tea Party groups

Posted By admin On August 9, 2013 @ 5:21 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

PAUL BEDARD
Washington Examiner [1]
August 9, 2013

In a remarkable admission that is likely to rock the Internal Revenue Service again, testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp [2] reveals that an agent involved in reviewing tax exempt applications from conservative groups told a committee investigator that the agency is still targeting Tea Party groups, three months after the IRS scandal erupted..

In closed door testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee, the unidentified IRS agent said requests for special tax status from Tea Party groups is being forced into a special “secondary screening” because the agency has yet to come up with new guidance on how to judge the tax status of the groups.

In a redacted transcript from the committee provided to Secrets, a Ways & Means investigator asked: “If you saw — I am asking this currently, if today if a Tea Party case, a group — a case from a Tea Party group came in to your desk, you reviewed the file and there was no evidence of political activity, would you potentially approve that case? Is that something you would do?”

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[1] Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/irs-agent-tax-agency-is-still-targeting-tea-party-groups/article/2534044

[2] Dave Camp: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/about/chairman.htm

[3] Lawsuit to be Filed Against IRS to Stop Targeting of Tea Party Groups: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lawsuit-to-be-filed-against-irs-to-stop-targeting-of-tea-party-groups.html

[4] IRS timeline shows DC officials in loop on Tea Party targeting: http://www.prisonplanet.com/irs-timeline-shows-dc-officials-in-loop-on-tea-party-targeting.html

[5] LA Times Hack Lauds IRS Targeting of Tea Party Groups: http://www.prisonplanet.com/la-times-hack-lauds-irs-targeting-of-tea-party-groups.html

[6] Ex-IRS official: Tea Party was ‘shorthand’ for all political groups: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ex-irs-official-tea-party-was-shorthand-for-all-political-groups.html

[7] Firestorm Over IRS Targeting of Patriot Groups: http://www.prisonplanet.com/firestorm-over-irs-targeting-of-patriot-groups.html

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