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Sunday, August 21, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1200

IRS Logo 2Canada Free Press, Judicial Watch: IRS Buried Conservative Groups’ Tax-Exempt Applications:

Judicial Watch released more FBI documents demonstrating that the Obama administration deliberately slow-rolled the tax-exempt status applications filed by Tea Party and conservative groups, Truth Revolt reports.

From the start of 2010 and “lasting through the Obama reelection campaign in 2012, the IRS orchestrated a deliberate policy of burying conservative groups’ tax exemption applications in bureaucratic delays,” the watchdog group said.

Group 7822 was a place where applications were sent to gather dust.

Whenever Cincinnati IRS employees took in applications from right-leaning groups,  they were “automatically denied approval and assigned to a special ‘Group 7822’ for an extended ‘inventory’ process while waiting for decisions from IRS headquarters in Washington, DC.”

IRS employees were instructed to delay conservative and Tea Party applications until after President Obama was safely reelected in November 2012. “The strategy relied upon the IRS’ multi-tier “bucketing” system that determined from the time an application was received whether it would be quickly approved or indefinitely delayed,” the Judicial Watch report states.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/08/the-irs-scandal-day-1200.html

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Comments

That's some catch, that Catch-7822.

Posted by: a6z | Aug 21, 2016 8:18:13 AM

Who, is responsible? That's the Question. If it was Obama, his election was a fraud against the people.

Posted by: Nina Sage | Aug 21, 2016 10:37:50 AM

"IRS employees were instructed to delay conservative and Tea Party applications until after President Obama was safely reelected in November 2012." Let's see the backup material for this statement.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Aug 22, 2016 9:13:13 AM

There is no evidence of intentional targeting and delaying of conservative groups. But if it was accidential and coincidental, a dubious assertion which requires a massive suspension of disbelief considering the agency is run by an army of highly paid and unelected lawyers, the net effect is the same. Targeting and delays of conservative applications, by a ratio of 50 to 1 over progressive groups, according to the TIGTA report.

If this whole affair (1,200 days and counting) was a giant "whoops", why the stonewalling, false statements, and 5th amendment pleas?

The patter of behavior is far more compelling than any smoking gun, which at this point would be anti-climactic...

Posted by: MM | Aug 22, 2016 6:46:44 PM

Correction: There is no *direct* evidence of intentional targeting...

It's still a mystery which individual or invididuals actually changed the BOLO list to literally include the names "Tea Party" and "Patriot". The IRS will probably bury that nugget for another 3+ years...

Posted by: MM | Aug 22, 2016 6:48:53 PM