IRS Apologizes for Targeting Conservative Groups

Jan Morgan

About the author: Jan is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment Advocate/Speaker/ NRA Certified Firearms Instructor/ Associated Press Award winning investigative journalist/ Owner/Editor JanMorganMedia.com, Sr. Editor/Patriot Update/ Independent Constitutional Conservative. She is closely aligned with the Republican/ ... [read 's FULL BIO]

Screen Shot 2013-05-10 at 1.05.06 PM

The Internal Revenue Service is apologizing for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews.

Lerner said the practice, initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati, was wrong and she apologized while speaking at a conference in Washington.

Many conservative groups complained during the election that they were being harassed by the IRS. They said the agency asked them an inordinate number of questions to justify their tax-exempt status.

Certain tax-exempt charitable groups can conduct political activities but it cannot be their primary activity.

Read more at Fox News

Posting Policy
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.
  • Son_of_Taz

    The key phrase in this story is “low level workers.” The Obama zombies that have flooded the IRS and other agencies never want the gravy train to stop and will do whatever they can to keep it going. When 16,000 agents are hired, you know it can only lead to things like this.

    Go time is coming……..

  • Oldhead

    Oh well. If they apologized, then its alright.

    • Oldhead, you are correct,they apologized and its ok that they completely trashed all the “BILL OF RIGHTS” in one swift move.

  • Robert Moulds

    The IRS should be investigated for not being fair nor objective and those agents should be fired.