Skip to comments.As applications swell, IRS nonprofit division overloaded, understaffed (The excuses begin)
Posted on 05/14/2013 3:14:01 AM PDT by tobyhill
Amid withering accusations the Internal Revenue Service targeted tea party and other conservative groups with enhanced scrutiny, the agency faces another problem: Its drowning in paperwork.
The IRS Exempt Organizations Division, which finds itself at the scandals epicenter, processed significantly more tax exemption applications by so-called 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations 2,774 during fiscal year 2012 since at least the late 1990s, according to an analysis of IRS records by the Center for Public Integrity.
Compare that to 1,777 applications in 2011 and 1,741 in 2010, federal records show. Not since 2002, when officials processed 2,402 applications, have so many been received.
Meanwhile, Exempt Organizations Division staffing slid from 910 employees during fiscal year 2009 to 876 during fiscal year 2012, agency personnel documents indicate.
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Those Republicans - the ones that caused Sequestration - have caused this IRS snafu.
We didn’t have enough money to do it right. We need more money via higher taxes from those who make over 50k - ie rich people.
The IRS will help collect it while it’s helping make healthcare decisions about you and your loved ones.
I’d hazard to guess, bet even, that if one were to get hold of the names of the personnel in this division and cross reference them to a list of Obama contributions, he/she would find a very high correlation.
Even though the perpetrators may be made to have seemingly done this on their own (which might be true), they were ideologicaly predisposed so - just like that elections lady up north who admitted on-camera of multiple votes for Obama to “keep him in President.”
This government has expanded greatly; my opinion is that the unwritten job applicant’s winning characteristic is supporting Obama.
Finally, if these people initiated this over lunch one day, say, they did not do it all with no suspicion by higher ups.
Now that the IRS also runs the DEATH PANELS, will
there be any less PROFILING of Jews and Conservatives?
What is the difference between the IRS on ObamaCARE
and the Extermination Camps? Time.
“So, of course, we decided to create more work for ourselves by randomly auditing every business with ‘Tea Party’ or ‘Constitution’ in its name.”
Makes perfect sense to me.
Look, if you were overworked, the first thing you would do is spend time creating absurdly complex application forms for groups with titles containing the words, “the Constitution” or “wanting to improve America,” right?
And that is why all of those people applying for food stamps are getting EXTRA scrutiny. </s>
Understaffed? With Obamacare providing for 16,000 new IRS agents? Where did this tall tale come from? Oh, wait! Probably from Jay Carney!!!! Where else???
Exactly. They obviously had plenty of time and staff to devote to their harassment project.
Also, Bambi has just given them something like 160,000 new agents (to enforce Obamacare), so if you thought they were bad before...
Seems to me they got all kinds of time on their hand, since they found enough to create a rather lengthy and non-standard questionnaire , which led to more busy work.
There are clock watchers and there are clock makers.
Of course there are always clock suckers ....
It's been a while since the nuns beat arithmetic into my head, but in the 1950s 2,774 was a larger number than 2,402.
It's amazing that with 106,000 employees the IRS can't handle a few hundred more applications -- without going out of their way to make even more work from themselves. This explanation defies logic. (I'd hesitate to say it defies "common sense" because that's a phrase generally used by the Obama administration to explain something that makes absolutely no sense to anyone who has a couple of connected and functioning brain cells.)
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR TREASON... EVER!!! FOR ANY REASON!!! PERIOD!
Well, if it’s paperwork they are drowning in, maybe we should start a campaign to start filing ALL of our returns by paper. Forget electronic filing and drown these criminals in paperwork.
And hand write the forms with numbers written to screw up OCR so the IRS employees have to type them by hand.
Simplify the tax code. Problem solved.
Taking the 2012 numbers, 2774/876 ~= 3-4 applications per employee processed per year. It does not seem that these IRS employees do a whole lot of work. I say we set a quota of 100 applications a year per employee and cut the staff down 27. That will give them less idle time to create mischief.
Maybe if they weren’t busy giving rectal exams to conservitive groups they would have more time.
If they weren’t illegally investigating political opponents of the regime, using dilatory and time consuming tactics, then perhaps they wouldn’t be ‘overworked”
Sort of reminds you of the guy who murders his parents and then pleads for mercy on the grounds he’s an orphan.