Skip to comments.Inspector General: IRS Reviewed Every Org with 'Tea Party' in Name
Posted on 05/14/2013 6:14:41 PM PDT by servo1969
The Inspector General of the U.S. Treasury has released its 54-page report on the targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The Treasury report does not conclude that the review of certain organizations' tax-exempt status was inappropriate, but rather that the selection criteria used to identify these organizations were wrong.
Other important findings include:
70% of applications for tax-exempt status by all organizations of any kind were approved in fiscal year 2010
Over an 18-month period, all applicants with the words "Tea Party" in their names were reviewed; later, "Patriots" and "9/12" were added; other names included "We The People"
58% of the groups chosen for review received requests for information from the IRS that were "unnecessary," including the names of donors and "the type of conversations and discussions members and participants" had at meetings
Because of the additional scrutiny applied to these groups, many experienced significant delays that entitled them to sue the IRS
Because of the selection criteria based on names and conservative policy positions, some other politicized groups were missed by the IRS
Senior IRS officials claim the wrongdoing was not instigated "by any individual or organization outside the IRS"
There was "ineffective oversight by management" over the review process
Officials in the Exempt Organizations division disagreed with some of the findings of the Treasury IG
The full Treasury IG report is embedded below.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
there is some irony in the fact that there could be hundreds of lawsuits against the IRS by anything to do with Tea Party
Don’t forget the information that was demanded by the IRS then sent to radical left wing groups supporting Nero.
I want to see them drag Dingy Harry’s goatsmellin’ @$$ up before the Senate, put him under oath and asked him who the hell told him that “Romney didn’t pay his taxes”. If he lies or refuses to answer, throw his weasely @$$ out the door. This BS has gone too far.
What this does is create a self fulling prophecy. The Left assumes people are terrorist and begins persecuting them which radicalizes people to resist more vigourously
Responding to the IRS reviews diverted valuable staff time and financial resources away from issue education and advocacy - which was exactly the result Obama desired.
Obama and Democrats hated the SCOTUS ruling on Citizen’s United. They had to find a different way, other than a court ruling, to thwart the proliferation and effectiveness of conservative non-profits. The IRS was all too happy to oblige.
Who directed the agents search for “Tea Party”? If he ‘directed’ then that is management.
It occured in 3 seperate offices, according to the media reports. That is no coincidence. It came from high up.
How do you do an "appropriate" review using bad criteria?
Impeachment File for B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of the sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
I still don’t see where the IG identifies “why”..
As in, why did the “Determinations Unit” all of a sudden use this criteria ?
Who said what or did what or identified to them that this was ok ?
What\who was the trigger ? Big Sis ?
And if the IRS loses the lawsuit, the bill will be paid by the American taxpayer.
So, who loses? Not the IRS.