131 results for tag: IRS


Rep. Fleming: IRS commissioner’s actions ‘warrant impeachment, trial and removal…’


Conservative congressman says IRS commissioner’s plea against impeachment a ‘charade’


IRS persists in targeting Americans for their political beliefs


IRS inspector general admits to not notifying taxpayers of stolen social-security numbers


Federal appeals court says IRS likely still targeting Americans for their political beliefs

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service are continuing to target politically conservative-leaning groups seeking tax-exempt status, a federal appeals court said in a recent ruling that overturned a lower-court decision that tossed out a lawsuit against the agency on the grounds IRS authorities said they’d stop certain targeting practices. The Daily Signal has the story: The IRS insisted “there is no reasonable expectation” that discrimination will reoccur, the ruling noted, because the tax agency has “suspended until further notice” tactics it used to target the applications of tea party and other conservative groups for nonprofit ...

Obama donor major investigator in IRS targeting scandal

Justice Department attorney and Obama campaign donor Barbara Bosserman spent more than 1,500 hours looking into the IRS officials who targeted Americans for their political beliefs, reveals documents obtained by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Request. LifeZette has the scoop: When Judicial Watch filed its Freedom of Information Act appeal in 2014, it sought to overturn a lower court’s ruling to keep the information sealed. When the Department of Justice failed to respond in a timely fashion to the request, Judicial Watch sued. In 2014, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa ...

House Freedom Caucus moves to force vote on impeaching IRS commissioner

Reps. John Fleming (R-La.) and Tim Huelskamp Wednesday night led the charge as members of the House Freedom Caucus filed a resolution that, if passed, requires President Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen be impeached. Fox News has the story: Members of the House Freedom Caucus threatened to bypass the House GOP leadership, which has not been receptive to the idea of trying to impeach Koskinen. Congressional Republicans have sought to impeach Koskinen over grounds he intentionally ignored and “lied” to Congress about the agency’s 2010 targeting scandal. The resolution is now expected to linger over the lengthy summer recess into ...

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 ...