114 results for tag: IRS


Former IRS exec Lois Learner broke the law in a major way, documents suggest

Disgraced IRS executive Lois Lerner, who resigned after it came to light she was the driving force behind the agency’s targeting of Americans for their political beliefs, may have illegally handed over more than a million pages of Americans’ confidential tax returns. National Review has the scoop: Recently obtained documents raise new questions about Lois Lerner’s role in sending confidential tax returns to the Justice Department. It is likely the largest unauthorized disclosure of tax-return information in history: the transfer of some 1.25 million pages of confidential tax returns from the IRS to the Department of Justice in October of ...

House one step closer to ousting President Obama’s corrupt IRS commissioner

Conservatives on the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday inched closer toward removing IRS Commissioner John Koskinen from the helm of the tax agency after the commissioner repeatedly stonewalled congressional investigation and covered for those involved in agency targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: Republicans framed the impeachment resolution as an opportunity to hold the IRS accountable for its alleged cover-up of the politically biased conduct that landed the agency under investigation in 2013. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., argued federal agencies could continue to flout congressional ...

House passes bill preserving free speech thanks to patriots like you!

The House this week passed legislation, introduced by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), titled the “Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act,” that – if enacted – will rein in the out-of-control bureaucrats at the IRS who have used their power to target Americans whose ideologies differ from those held by the Obama administration. “In an era where President Obama’s IRS has been unleashed to target Americans for their political beliefs, passing this bill into law would be a huge win for the First Amendment. It would protect the identities of donors to charitable organizations from the IRS, eliminating one way the IRS could target ...

Tea Party Patriots joins nearly 100 others in signing support letter for IRS free-speech legislation

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin this week is among nearly 100 conservative leaders who have signed their names to a letter in support of legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) that would eliminate the IRS requirement that nonprofit charities in their annual tax filings – specifically, "Schedule B" – disclose their donors' identities, a flagrant assault on Americans' free-speech rights and a requirement the IRS has used to target Americans for their political beliefs. "Free speech has been under assault in recent years and the IRS has been at the center of the controversy. In several well-documented cases, the ...

Tea Party Patriots to Congress: Stop IRS’ free-speech violations!

Tea Party Patriots this week sent a letter to members of Congress asking they support Rep. Peter Roskam’s (R-Ill.) legislation, which would curb the power of the IRS to force nonprofit charities to disclose donor information “As the head of an organization that was itself targeted, and as the representative of hundreds of tea party and other conservative organizations that were targeted by IRS agents from 2009 to 2013, I understand first-hand the importance of scaling back the easy access IRS agents have to personal and sensitive information that can be (and certainly in the past has been) misused,” Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth ...

IRS releases list of more than 425 organizations targeted for their political beliefs

The Internal Revenue Service after admitting more than three years ago agency officials targeted Americans for their political beliefs has finally released an almost-exhaustive list of the charities it homed in on for extra scrutiny as the agency slow-rolled applications for tax-exempt status. Fox News has the story: The new list shows a total of 426 organizations, far higher than what the Treasury Department’s inspector general believed there to be in May 2013, when he identified 298 groups. The names span the gamut, covering well-known groups like Tea Party Patriots but also lower-profile local outfits like the Louisiana Campaign for ...

Reps. DeSantis, Jordan: ‘Congress has the duty to hold [IRS] Commissioner Koskinen accountable’

Two U.S. House members this week published a joint opinion piece decrying President Obama’s crooked IRS Commissioner John Koskinen – both calling for the commissioner to be impeached after the agency executive looked the other way as evidence critical in the agency targeting scandal and subpoenaed by Congress was destroyed. The Washington Examiner has the details: Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., also said Koskinen hid the fact that evidence was destroyed for four months, even as he promised all the documents would eventually be provided. "Congress has the duty to hold Commissioner Koskinen accountable for failing to live ...

WATCH: Attorney For Groups Targeted By IRS Brilliantly Educates Caller About The First Amendment

As the congressional investigation and calls for President Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to step down continued to heat up earlier this week, someone called in to a Washington Journal segment on C-SPAN with guest Cleta Mitchell – attorney for Tea Party Patriots and a number of other groups singled out by the IRS – throwing out an apparent hypothetical and saying, if he were an IRS official and aware of the anti-IRS stance of an organization, he would do all within his power to derail that organization. Ms. Mitchell wasn’t having any of it… Townhall has the details: “I am a lowly clerk at the IRS, looking at your application ...

WATCH: Rep. Louie Gohmert Says ‘Stink’ Of IRS Management ‘Getting Overwhelming’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) Tuesday during a House Judiciary Committee meeting expressed his “righteous indignation” over the lack of bipartisan uproar regarding allegations top-level IRS officials – specifically, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen – stonewalled and covered their tracks in order to cover up evidence IRS employees targeted Americans for their political beliefs. Western Journalism has the details: “The Internal Revenue Service is the only entity of which I’m aware in the federal government that can ignore the Constitution as part of its job — nobody else gets to ignore the Constitution,” the Republican congressman said ...

House Judiciary Committee to examine alleged misconduct of Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

Members of the House Judiciary committee are scheduled to look over findings of the congressional investigation into President Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who is accused of false testimony; failing to notify Congress key evidence was missing in the scandal that slow-rolled conservative Americans’ tax-exempt-status applications; and, among other things, for failing to comply with a subpoena that would have preserved critical evidence. Forbes has the details: The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings to examine alleged misconduct by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. On May 24, the House Judiciary Committee will hear the ...