Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Inspector General: Ineffective IRS Management Allowed Agents to Target Conservative Groups
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review (2013-10-053):
Early in Calendar Year 2010, the IRS began using inappropriate criteria to identify organizations applying for tax-exempt status to review for indications of significant political campaign intervention. Although the IRS has taken some action, it will need to do more so that the public has reasonable assurance that applications are processed without unreasonable delay in a fair and impartial manner in the future.
- Bloomberg: Ineffective IRS Management Led to Targeting, Report Says
- Bloomberg: Obama Calls IRS Actions Outlined in Internal Report Intolerable
- Fox News: Watchdog Report Describes Massive Delays as IRS Slow-Walked Tea Party Groups
- Huffington Post: Inspector General: IRS' Ineffective Management Allowed Tea Party Targeting
- New York Times: Management Flaws at IRS Cited in Tea Party Scrutiny
- Politico: 5 Takeaways From IRS Report
- Wall Street Journal: Inspector General’s IRS Report
- Washington Post: Inspector General Says Ineffective Management at IRS Allowed Agents to Target Tea Party Groups
- Washington Times: IRS Audit Found Political Bias Against Conservatives; Groups Gave Up After Application Delay
(Hat Tip: Ellen Aprill.)
I read some of the TIGTA report. The Director of Exemption Organizations and other IRS management officials will probably we held accountable.
Posted by: lo bird | May 16, 2013 1:06:24 PM