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Review of Selected Criteria Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

Provides a historical account of how tax officials selected criteria such as names of organizations to investigate whether their applications for ax-exempt status were justified.  A previous 2013 audit report launched a firestorm of criticism that organizations were targeted if they had terms like “patriot” or “tea party” in their names.  This follow-up report reveals that liberal organizations with terms like “progressive” were subjected to the same scrutiny.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Tax Administration Division of the Internal Revenue Service.