“IRS Suspends Examinations Of Exempt Organizations’ Political Activity”

Bloomberg BNA:

All Internal Revenue Service examinations of exempt organizations for possibly engaging in too much political activity are on hold until the agency reviews its processes, Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel said.

The revelation came during a Sept. 18 House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee hearing on the Service’s actions in relation to groups applying for tax exemption, following a May Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration audit that found the agency inappropriately screened conservative groups’ applications for tax exemption.
See also this written statement from Werfel.
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