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The IRS wants YOU — to share everything

Posted By admin On May 15, 2013 @ 11:18 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

DAVID NATHER, TARINI PARTI and BYRON TAU
Politico [1]
May 15, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service asked tea party groups to see donor rolls.

It asked for printouts of Facebook posts.

And it asked what books people were reading.

A POLITICO review of documents from 11 tea party and conservative groups that the IRS scrutinized in 2012 shows the agency wanted to know everything — in some cases, it even seemed curious what members were thinking. The review included interviews with groups or their representatives from Hawaii, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas and elsewhere.

The long-awaited Treasury Department inspector general report [2] released Tuesday says the agency itself decided some of its questions to conservative groups were way over the line — especially the one about donors.

Full article here [1]


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[1] Politico: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/the-irs-wants-you-to-share-everything-91378.html

[2] Treasury Department inspector general report: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/irs-watchdog-report-91363.html

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