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Friday, April 15, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1072

IRS Logo 2Washington Times, Federal Judge Calls IRS Untrustworthy in Tea Party Case:

A federal judge said the IRS isn’t to be trusted as he and his colleagues tried Thursday to figure out whether the tax agency is still targeting tea party groups for intrusive and illegal scrutiny.

Judge David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said there is strong evidence that the IRS violated the constitutional rights of the groups when it delayed their nonprofit status applications and asked inappropriate questions about their political beliefs.

The agency’s insistence that it has retrained employees and instructed managers to behave better did not mollify the judges, who said past IRS behavior doesn’t lend itself to the benefit of the doubt.

“It’s hard to find the IRS to be an agency we can trust,” Judge Sentelle said.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/04/the-irs-scandal-day-1072.html

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Comments

Notice the IRS' views of privacy are always what's worse for their victims. Can't let groups know who was targeted so they can form a class action suit but any information collected in the illegal program must be made public.

Posted by: Wodun | Apr 16, 2016 3:07:28 AM