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IRS Suspends Screening Criteria Used on Tea Party
Wall Street Journal ^

Posted on 06/24/2013 2:01:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

IRS Suspends Screening Criteria Used on Tea Party By JOHN D. MCKINNON

The Internal Revenue Service said on Monday it was suspending the use of screening criteria of the type that led to heavy-handed scrutiny of tea-party groups.

The IRS inspector general said last month that IRS workers used inappropriate criteria—such as flagging groups with terms such as "tea party" and "patriot" in their names—to select applications for tax-exempt status for a special, time-consuming review. IRS employees also targeted groups focused on issues such as government spending or debt.

In an interim report on the controversy released on Monday, the IRS blamed "significant management and judgment failures" for the agency's targeting of conservative groups. The agency has replaced a number of managers involved in the problematic reviews, said interim IRS leader Danny Werfel on a conference call with reporters. Mr. Werfel, who was brought in last month by the White House to clean up the IRS, succeeded the acting commissioner, Steven Miller, who was ousted soon after the controversy erupted in May.

The IRS said in the report it had found other "inappropriate" criteria being used by agency employees to flag for extra scrutiny applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status. But it didn't initially detail those criteria.

The agency said it was establishing a new process to give previously targeted groups a fast-track alternative for becoming tax-exempt. The report was released to provide an update on the IRS's internal investigation into what went wrong and what steps it is taking to fix the problems.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs
Now wait a minute, then is this an admission?

And what about all the other applications still in limbo?

1 posted on 06/24/2013 2:01:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Note that word, “suspending”, not GETTING RID OF. So, it will sneak back in one dark and rainy night without anyone knowing.


2 posted on 06/24/2013 2:03:41 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yup ... we did it ... sue us ... our guy's in office n' y'ain't gonn'a do NUTHIN' about it.
3 posted on 06/24/2013 2:03:44 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Right. Now it will just try to screw conservatives individually.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 2:04:20 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Or at least they say they did .... wink, wink....


5 posted on 06/24/2013 2:06:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Suspend....geez. Meanwhile they will hold all Tea Party applications until they un-suspend.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 2:07:28 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sub-Driver
You mean after all this they were still doing it shamelessly? And rather than end them, they're only "suspending" them?

I begin to understand the French revolutionaries' fondness for Le Guillotine a little better now.

7 posted on 06/24/2013 2:07:45 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver
Now wait a minute, then is this an admission?

Indeed. You can't suspend something that you don't have.

8 posted on 06/24/2013 2:08:56 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Sub-Driver

Okay now nullify the 2012 presidential election.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 2:12:31 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Everyone who works for the IRS is a pedophile. Also, everyone who works for the IRS funnels tax dollars into individual Swiss bank accounts. They must prove their innocence, otherwise they personal assets will be confiscated and they will thrown into federal-pound-you-in-the-butt prison.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 2:24:28 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Internal Revenue Service said

They are lying.

11 posted on 06/24/2013 2:30:49 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Sub-Driver

WTF?

So they are admitting this?

Well, they’ll stop this method but, they’ll use other methods that will take time to uncover...


12 posted on 06/24/2013 2:39:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about suspending all the criminals that missused their position in the IRS to force their own political beliefs.

Like suspend them to 5 years each in a federal prison.

Before the citizens of this country have to suspend them from ropes.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 2:42:18 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Sub-Driver

After the revolution these people will be busting up rocks.


14 posted on 06/24/2013 2:43:17 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did they admit to this yet?

The amount of money the IRS sent to alien workers in 2011 totals more than $46 million in tax refunds.

These 23,994 unauthorized alien workers all listed this one address in Atlanta, Georgia. You can view the audit report here by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

CNN reports there were 10 address from around the country and 4 of them were in Atlanta.

The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.

The IRS has has been knowingly facilitating the ability for Unauthorized Aliens to work illegally in the United States for almost fourteen years according to the Treasury Inspector General’s Semiannual Report to Congress.

Other locations for singular addresses used simultaneously by thousands of unauthorized alien workers are as follows:
•Oxnard, Calif, where the IRS sent 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874
•Raleigh, North Carolina, where the IRS sent 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212
•Phoenix, Ariz., where the IRS sent 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608
•Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where the IRS sent 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302
•San Jose, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027
•Arvin, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877

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READ THE 51 PAGE REPORT AT THIS LINK:

http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2012reports/201242081fr.pdf


15 posted on 06/24/2013 2:50:36 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Harrison J. Bounel

Watching you.....


16 posted on 06/24/2013 2:55:04 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it not unlegal iffen I do*s it ----- ----- -----)
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To: Sub-Driver

“replaced a number of managers,” eh? Yeah, now that they are freed up from that assignment they can be moved over to Obamacare processing. Ain’t life grand.


17 posted on 06/24/2013 3:05:23 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee Thanks

TT


18 posted on 06/24/2013 3:11:12 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeh just today they started suspending it. Not last week or last month. Just today. I am just beyond furious.


19 posted on 06/24/2013 3:35:54 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The IRS now a kinder, gentler American Gestapo.


20 posted on 06/24/2013 3:43:40 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

the damage is done.

they successfully screwed conservative groups in 2012.


21 posted on 06/24/2013 5:19:47 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Internal Revenue Service said on Monday it was suspending the use of screening criteria of the type that led to heavy-handed scrutiny of tea-party groups.

Too little, and way too late. It's time to end the corporate tax and the lies that accompany it. That's the very least of a long list of necessary fixes a new GOP majority must pass after next years elections.

No corporation ever paid a tax.

22 posted on 06/24/2013 5:32:47 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Yeah, I’m calling BS on their BS...

How can we ever trust this government ever again???


23 posted on 06/24/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: RetiredArmy

Also note that it has taken a couple of months for them to come up with, ‘But we targeted liberal groups as well!!!’

No doubt that they have used the interim time to generate the corroborating paper trail.


24 posted on 06/24/2013 6:55:10 PM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: Sub-Driver
...suspending the use of screening criteria of the type that led to heavy-handed scrutiny of tea-party groups.

Changing the screening criteria won't matter a whit unless many IRS employees are fired and the institutional culture that produced the abuses is dismantled. But, of course, that won't happen. An aggressive, politicized IRS is exactly what the left wants.

25 posted on 06/24/2013 7:37:36 PM PDT by TChad
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To: rfp1234

>>Right. Now it will just try to screw
>>conservatives individually.

Been there, got that, passed the Audit.


26 posted on 06/24/2013 8:50:07 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ummm, wasn’t it just a few ago the big-cheeses were testifying that this WASN’T EVEN HAPPENING?

Now, though, they admit that is WAS, but are only ‘suspending’ the same?

When will Congress get the cuffs out??


27 posted on 06/25/2013 6:38:54 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: Billthedrill

The more they delay and deny justice, the more punitive the final outcome is going to be for them.


28 posted on 06/25/2013 6:39:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Let’s just padlock all their offices until we get this matter of widespread pedophilia and graft cleared up, shall we?


29 posted on 06/25/2013 6:43:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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