IRS Audit Report on Criteria to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has another audit report released today, on the IRS screening of nonprofits for further scrutiny based on their names or perceived policies.  (TIGTA also emphasizes that that IRS policy is no longer in effect.)

The report is here; highlights are here; the TIGTA press release is here.

There was an earlier report in 2013, examining IRS activity in 2010-2012, and held up as evidence that the IRS was targeting conservative organizations. The latest report has a wider sweep, from 2004-2013.  The WaPo headline: “Liberal groups got IRS scrutiny, too, inspector general suggests.”

Public Citizen thinks this is further reason to support their Bright Lines Project.

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