IRS subjects Tea Party groups to new round of scrutiny, publicizes tax return data – IOTW Report

IRS subjects Tea Party groups to new round of scrutiny, publicizes tax return data

WT: The IRS‘ battle against holdout tea party groups is heating up again, after the tax agency promised it would begin processing their long-delayed applications, but sent a new round of prodding questions demanding still more information.

More jarringly, the IRS then publicly released one of the sets of questions it sent to the Texas Patriots Tea Party — a move the group’s lawyer says puts secret taxpayer return information, supposed to be protected, out in the public.

Tax experts say the IRS may be on safe legal ground, since the filing was made as part of a court case, and that’s one of the few narrow exceptions to strict IRSprivacy laws.

Still, the move to release the information has inflamed an already tense class action legal battle between the IRS and tea party groups who feel the agency is still targeting them more than three years after it promised to cease.  MORE


4 Comments on IRS subjects Tea Party groups to new round of scrutiny, publicizes tax return data

  1. Typical Obama/Jarrett slow walking MO. They’ll run the clock out and if it’s Hillary elected, she’ll be doing the same things with the IRS. Only she’ll make no pretense at all. She’ll use the IRS overtly and at a much higher intensity against conservatives.

    It’s always the MO. Caught with your fingers in the cookie jar? Fucking double down and reveal private information. Want to keep it up TEAbaggers? Go ahead, we haven’t even started on youse yet.

    One time silly me fought a commercial property tax assessment. The City Assessor made his case for $275K-I made mine for $225K. The “independent” arbitrator ruled the assessment at $325K. She caught my eye after the ruling and gave me a look that said, you want to try this shit again sonny, go right ahead.

    Walking out, the City Assessor commented that he’d never seen that before. Guess how many times I challenged an assessment after this?

  2. I’m as opposed to Massa mistreating his slaves as the next loyal citizen. But if you volunteer to be a slave and whine about the hazing, maybe I can muster a meh. Maybe.

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