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June 25, 2013
The instructions that Internal Revenue Service officials used to look for applicants seeking tax-exempt status with “Tea Party” and “Patriots” in their titles also included groups whose names included the words “Progressive” and “Occupy,” according to I.R.S. documents released Monday.
Documents Show Liberals in I.R.S. Dragnet - (via brooklynmutt)

That changes the scope of the story a bit.

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11:45 // 1 year ago
June 9, 2013
Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. And if it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) • Discussing testimony for a conservative Republican at the Internal Revenue Service which he says proves that the White House was not involved in an effort at the agency to target Tea Party groups. Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says that if the chairman of the committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), does not release the transcripts from the IRS employee by the end of the week, he would. Issa, in case you haven’t been following the inner-workings of Congress, has used the position to push for multiple investigations into the Obama administration.
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May 10, 2013

IRS apologizes for unfairly targeting conservative groups, draws major controversy

  • 75 the number of tax-exempt groups the Internal Revenue Service says it unfairly targeted due to words such as “patriot” or “tea party” in their names. The IRS, which apologized for the actions on Friday. The groups accounted for one-quarter of the 300 groups that received extra scrutiny by the agency during the period between 2010 and 2012. The issue stroked strong controversy from conservatives, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell calling for a top-down investigation into the news. “An apology won’t put this issue to rest,” he said. source
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January 5, 2011

Tax watchdog: Taxes too complicated, take too much time

United States Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson says something has to change. Olson, who makes a yearly report on the collective state of tax compliance, says we spend too much time paying our taxes, and the process is way too overwhelming. ”There has been near universal agreement for years that the tax code is broken and needs to be fixed,” she says. ”Yet no broad-based attempt to reform the tax code has been made.” Some of her findings:

  • 6.1B the number of hours it takes for businesses to comply with tax-filing requirements
  • 3M the number of workers Olson estimates are needed to ensure everyone tax compliance
  • 550% the increase in liens the IRS has filed against taxpayers over the last five years source

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21:00 // 3 years ago
January 2, 2011

Dear early-bird tax filers: The IRS isn’t ready for you guys yet

  • good Obama got the tax compromise through late last month, even if it didn’t have absolutely everything he wanted in it. There’s no more uncertainty, which is good.
  • bad As a side effect of it coming so late in the year, the IRS can’t take as many as 50 million itemized tax forms until late February, due to tax code changes. Sorry, guys. source
12:05 // 3 years ago