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Thursday, October 31, 2013

The IRS Scandal, Day 175

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Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/10/the-irs-scandal-13.html

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Comments

Still a phony scandal?

Posted by: Woody | Oct 31, 2013 11:27:32 AM

When the IRS malfeasance was first exposed, many tax professors reflexively closed ranks with their pals in policy, writing embarrassingly bad apologias, or urging "nothing to see here", and some just completely missed the point, with our host here being a prominent contrary example to the deluge of academic hide-your-kids-awful reasoning.

But now the practitioners have arrived with useful, practical commentary:
Tools for bypassing IRS delays in EO applications).(Page 71 of that large .pdf file)

Recently, the IRS admitted that it employed inappropriate criteria to select certain applications for recognition of tax-exempt status for additional review. This article discusses how organizations and their representatives missed opportunities to mitigate the consequences of the Service's delays and requests for inappropriate information. Insofar as mismanagement, significant delays, and misinformed determinations specialists are potential issues in any IRS enforcement effort, practitioners must be equipped to combat the organizational ineffectiveness and bureaucratic inefficiency that can otherwise result in harm to clients applying for recognition of tax-exempt status. M. T. Journy and Y. Ziffer, 25 Taxation of Exempts, No. 3, 3 (November/December 2013)

Posted by: Yo Gabba Gabba | Oct 31, 2013 12:08:40 PM