Posts tagged ‘irs’

March 2, 2012

Obama’s IRS targets Tea Party

Roger  Hedgecockby Roger Hedgecock 03/02/2012
In the 1970s, Richard Nixon had an enemies list.  Nixon asked the IRS to investigate tax returns of those on the list.  Liberals were outraged.  To be on Nixon’s list became a liberal badge of honor.

In the 1990’s Bill Clinton had an enemies list too.  The Clinton administration targeted for IRS audit the National Rifle Association, the Heritage Foundation, the National Review, the American Spectator, Citizens Against Government Waste, Citizens for Honest Government, Concerned Women for America and the San Diego Chapter of Christian Coalition.

Today, Obama has an enemies list.  The IRS is investigating conservative political groups including the Tea Party who oppose Obama’s agenda.  Read More…

March 2, 2012

IRS hassles conservative groups over tax exempt status

By Alan Fram March 2, 2012 6:50 am

WASHINGTON (AP) -The Internal Revenue Service is embroiled in battles with tea party and other conservative groups who claim the government is purposely frustrating their attempts to gain tax-exempt status.

The fight features instances in which the IRS has asked for voluminous details about the groups’ postings on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, information on donors and key members’ relatives, and copies of all literature they have distributed to their members, according to documents provided by some organizations.

While refusing to comment on specific cases, IRS officials said they are merely trying to gather enough information to decide whether groups qualify for the tax exemption. Most organizations are applying under section 501 (c) (4) of the federal tax code, which grants tax-exempt status to certain groups as long as they are not primarily involved in activity that could influence an election, a determination that is up to the IRS.  Read More…

February 28, 2012

And So it Begins: IRS Targets Tea Party Groups for “Special Attention”!

February 27, 2012 by mutnodjmet13

Thank you Legal Insurrection, and welcome to friends of Professor Jacobson!!!

Dear Readers: SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition President Dawn Wildman emailed today, hoping to spread the word about Tea Party response to a spate of letters to local organizations from the Internal Revenue Service. Big Government provides some background: IS THE IRS ATTEMPTING TO INTIMIDATE LOCAL TEA PARTIES?  More…