Bipartisan Report Confirms IRS Mistreatment of Conservative Groups


From The Daily Signal, by Hans von Spakovsky, Aug 2015

The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance has released an extensive bipartisan report on the IRS targeting scandal that makes it clear, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, “that the agency mistreated conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.”

In fact, “political biases and poor management went hand in hand to let politically motivated behavior continue unchecked.”

The bipartisan executive summary concludes that that from “2010 to 2013, IRS management was delinquent in its responsibility to provide effective control, guidance, and direction over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status filed by Tea Party and other political advocacy organizations.”

Lerner initiated the use of a “Be On the Lookout (BOLO) list, which improperly identified the Tea Party and other organizations by name and policy position.

The IRS used the BOLO list to subject applications received from Tea Party groups to heightened scrutiny, even…

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