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Thursday, July 18, 2013

House Holds Hearing Today on The IRS’ Systematic Delay and Scrutiny of Tea Party Applications

House LogoThe House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing today on The IRS’ Systematic Delay and Scrutiny of Tea Party Applications:

  • Elizabeth Hofacre (Revenue Agent, Exempt Organizations, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, IRS)
  • Carter Hull (Recently Retired, Tax Law Specialist, Exempt Organizations, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, IRS)
  • J. Russell George (Inspector General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration)
  • Michael McCarthy (Chief Counsel, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration)
  • Gregory Kutz (Assistant Inspector General for Management Services and Exempt Organizations, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration)

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It appears that CSPAN will stream this hearing on their website, but not on its TV channels. Dang.

Posted by: Liz | Jul 18, 2013 6:49:14 AM

The delay and scrutiny of Tea Party applications?

Hello...The "Tea Party" is, obviously, inherently political in nature. Political organizations are not eligible for tax exemption.
The only scandal here would be if any of these organizations actually were approved for exempt status.
Is that what is being investigated?

Posted by: Joe Citizen | Jul 18, 2013 8:59:53 AM

> The "Tea Party" is, obviously, inherently political in nature.

What definition of "obviously, inherently political" applies to "Tea Party" but not all of the Occupy, Progressive, Acorn, AFA, etc groups?

Posted by: Andy Freeman | Jul 18, 2013 11:22:12 AM

Hey Joe Citizen,

Political organizations are eligible for tax exemption. Neither the Democrat or Republican Party organizations are subject to taxation.

By the way, how about the fast track approval of the Organizing for America, which is what the Obama campaign organization became after the 2012 election? No politics? BS!!!

Posted by: patch | Jul 18, 2013 12:53:32 PM

Note to Liz. The tea parties were no more political than similar dem groups who were not partisanly targeted.

Posted by: richard40 | Jul 18, 2013 7:29:00 PM