Posts Tagged: tea party scandal

Court Dismisses Tea Party Suits Against IRS

October 31, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in IRS, News, Nonprofits

How do you solve a problem like a tea party group lawsuit? The IRS may have just found the answer: give the group tax-exempt status. In the wake of the Treasury Inspector General report that called out the IRS for using discriminatory labels to sort through exemption applications, such as the term “tea party,” more …


501(c)(4) Scandal Focuses In on IRS's Political Bias

September 12, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Congressional ax, IRS, News, Nonprofits

Democrats and Republicans on a Senate investigative panel reviewing the so-called tea party scandal agree that the IRS used improper methods to scrutinize the exemption applications of social welfare organizations. But the agreement stops there. The Democrat-led Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations found that there was “no evidence of IRS political bias” in the agency’s actions. …


Tea Party Orgs Do NOT Forgive the IRS

February 26, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in IRS, News

Last year we asked you whether you had forgiven the IRS yet for the 501(c)(4) social welfare “targeting” scandal. It is clear that many Tea Party groups have not. A class action lawsuit accuses the IRS of singling out Tea Party members and other conservative organizations for unfair and illegal “intensive and intrusive scrutiny.” The …