MORE LIES… IRS Caught Using Donor Lists to Target Conservatives for Audits

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:

Barack Obama told far left crank Jon Stewart this week there was no IRS targeting scandal.
The real scandal was that the bloated agency was underfunded.

Of course, there were no follow up questions from Stewart.


Now this…
The IRS used donor lists from conservative groups to target people for harassment in the form of tax audits:
Judicial Watch reported, via Progressives Today:

Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audits

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits. The documents also show IRS officials specifically highlighted how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may come under “high scrutiny” from the IRS. The IRS produced the records in a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking documents about selection of individuals for audit-based application information on donor lists submitted by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations (Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:15-cv-00220)).

A letter dated September 28, 2010, then-Democrat Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) informs then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman: “ I request that you and your agency survey major 501(c)(4), (c)(5) and (c)(6) organizations …” In reply, in a letter dated February 17, 2011, Shulman writes: “In the work plan of the Exempt Organizations Division, we announced that beginning in FY2011, we are increasing our focus on section 501(c)(4), (5) and (6) organizations.”

** At least 10% of Tea Party donors were targeted by the IRS.

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