IRS policy allowing targeting still in effect?

The Daily SignalAn obscure bureaucratic policy that allowed IRS officials to target conservative and tea party tax-exemption applicants during the 2010 and 2012 election campaigns is still in place, meaning the same abuses may be continuing, according to a nonprofit government watchdog.

The federal tax agency’s policy requires IRS officials to stop processing tax-exempt applications that are “likely to attract media or congressional attention,” the Cause of Action Institute said in a report made public Wednesday.

What insane kind of policy is that? Anything that might get attention can't be processed? Not only does this make complaining a catch-22, what does any amount of public attention have to do with whether an organization is following the tax laws? (And wouldn't that public attention rule stop the IRS from approving Satanic high school clubs? I mean, sure, 1st Amendment right, but public attention!)

Read the whole thing; it's worse than just that short summary seems. And yes I remember when this policy came up during the initial IRS investigation.

This entry was published Sat Mar 25 09:21:43 CDT 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-03-25 09:21:43.0. [Tweet]

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