Paul L. Caron
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Monday, August 15, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1194

IRS Logo 2Daily Caller, IRS Bench Slapped Over Targeting Practices:

D.C. Circuit Scolds IRS For Unfair Targeting Practices
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit found that the IRS systematically targeted conservative groups for additional scrutiny by delaying their applications for tax-exempt status and submitting the groups to invasive probes, like forfeiting internet usernames and passwords or reviewing the political and charitable activities of family members. The three-judge panel characterized the agency’s arguments in its defense as “puzzling,” rejecting their claim that the agency could not process the tax-exempt applications of groups party to the litigation. Since the D.C. Circuit was not convinced IRS targeting had ceased, it reversed a lower court ruling denying the conservative groups an injunction and remanded the case for further proceedings.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/08/the-irs-scandal-day-1194.html

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Comments

I'd love to hear from the commentators out there who asserted that no, or only very limited, isolated targeting occurred. How about those that insisted this was a manufactured partisan scandal, and that this blog's coverage was a waste of time? It appears that you were just flat out wrong, badly badly wrong.

Posted by: Anon | Aug 15, 2016 10:35:26 AM

Imagine if Trump demanded the passwords to the NYT website, email, and data systems. Obama actually did it.

Posted by: wodun | Aug 15, 2016 5:02:24 PM