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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 criteriasuch as flagging groups with terms such as "tea party" and "patriot" in their namesto 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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And what about all the other applications still in limbo?
Note that word, “suspending”, not GETTING RID OF. So, it will sneak back in one dark and rainy night without anyone knowing.
Right. Now it will just try to screw conservatives individually.
Or at least they say they did .... wink, wink....
Suspend....geez. Meanwhile they will hold all Tea Party applications until they un-suspend.
I begin to understand the French revolutionaries' fondness for Le Guillotine a little better now.
Indeed. You can't suspend something that you don't have.
Okay now nullify the 2012 presidential election.
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.
They are lying.
So they are admitting this?
Well, they’ll stop this method but, they’ll use other methods that will take time to uncover...
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.
After the revolution these people will be busting up rocks.
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 Generals 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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“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.
Yeh just today they started suspending it. Not last week or last month. Just today. I am just beyond furious.
The IRS now a kinder, gentler American Gestapo.
the damage is done.
they successfully screwed conservative groups in 2012.
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.
Yeah, I’m calling BS on their BS...
How can we ever trust this government ever again???
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.
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.
>>Right. Now it will just try to screw
Been there, got that, passed the Audit.
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??
The more they delay and deny justice, the more punitive the final outcome is going to be for them.
Let’s just padlock all their offices until we get this matter of widespread pedophilia and graft cleared up, shall we?