August 12, 2015

IRS officials processed zero Tea Party applications in 2011

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service ignored the tax-exempt applications of conservative groups for years at a time, bringing the growth of new Tea Party nonprofits to a standstill in the run-up to President Obama's re-election.

For example, the IRS approved just one conservative group for tax-exempt status between Feb. 2009 and May 2012, according to Americans for Tax Reform.

More evidence of the stonewalling emerged in a 142-page report released last week by the Senate Finance Committee. The report revealed the details of a high-profile congressional investigation into allegations that the IRS had targeted conservative groups.

Poor management was to blame for much of the internal failures that led to the targeting.

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