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Tag Archives: Internal Revenue Service

Watchdog: IRS fought oversight in tea party cases

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service long has resisted efforts by an internal watchdog to help groups seeking tax-exempt status, creating a culture that enabled agents to improperly target such organizations for additional scrutiny, the National Taxpayer Advocate reported Wednesday. ...

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IRS may pay $70M in bonuses

WASHINGTON — Already reeling from a pair of scandals, the Internal Revenue Service is drawing new criticism over plans to hand out millions of dollars in employee bonuses. The Obama administration has ordered agencies to cancel discretionary bonuses because of ...

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Steven I. Platt: Maryland can lead on corrections reforms

By all accounts, this has not been a good stretch of the year for the Obama administration. In fact, what columnist Ruth Marcus called an “unfortunate confluence of unfortunate events,” the Benghazi, Internal Revenue Service and Associated Press probe “scandals” will ultimately not make the first paragraph — not even the first page — of the account of the Obama Administration in the history books.

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GOP questions IRS scrutiny of anti-abortion groups

IOWA CITY, Iowa — When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service asked its board to promise not to organize protests outside Planned Parenthood and demanded to know how its prayer meetings and protest ...

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Former IRS chief: Can’t say how targeting happened

WASHINGTON — The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he ...

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Potential civil rights violations at IRS

The FBI is investigating potential civil rights violations at the Internal Revenue Service after the agency acknowledged the agency had singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday. Other potential crimes include making false statements ...

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