155 results for tag: IRS


Project Veritas unmasks Deep State infiltrating the IRS

Project Veritas is at it again! The group released another video, this time, showing leftists IRS officials casually speaking about the IRS’ unfair treatment of conservative groups like Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and calling them justified.  Watch the video here. Thomas Sheehy and Jerry Semasek are IRS officials who, on camera, justify former disgraced IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s actions. Koskinen was found to have lost tens of thousands of emails regarding the Lois Lerner controversy where the IRS unfairly singled out and scrutinized conservative groups. Semasek also admits that “mistakes were made” during the Lois Lerner ...

IRS paid the price for tea party group targeting

A couple of weeks ago, a judge approved a $3.5 million settlement to tea party groups from the IRS after proving illegal and unwarranted targeting from the agency for political purposes. The decision for the IRS to settle shows that there's a price to be paid for targeting groups based on their viewpoints.  Fox News has the details: "It shows that when a government agency desires to target citizens based on their viewpoints, a price will be paid," said Edward Greim, a lawyer who led the class-action case in federal court in Cincinnati, according to the Washington Times. The tea party groups received a "sincere apology" from the IRS, and ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 7/23/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return on Monday, and will stay in session through Thursday. Then the House will begin its August Recess, and won’t return until Tuesday, September 4. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work last week on Monday, and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed three more bills under Suspension. On Wednesday, the House passed a Motion To Instruct Conferees on H.R. 2, the Farm Bill. Later Wednesday, the House passed H.Res. 990, supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs ...

Decision to Roll Back IRS Rule That Victimized Tea Party Donors is a Big Win

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots (TPP) President Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement addressing the Treasury Department’s announcement that the IRS will roll back the rule that required most 501(c) organizations to provide donor names and addresses when filing tax Form 990 Schedule B. “This is a big win for Tea Party Patriots. It finally allows some true relief for organizations — such as ours — that were targeted by the IRS. This is also a win for our donors, who were 10 times more likely to be audited personally for donating to a tea party group, and, frankly for all who believe in the right to organize and make their ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 6/25/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate both return on Monday, and both will be done with their work on Thursday. Then they’ll both take next week off for the Fourth of July recess. The Senate will return on Monday, July 9, and the House will return on Tuesday, July 10. LAST TWO WEEKS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, June 12, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, June 13, the House passed another two bills under Suspension. On Thursday, June 14, the House took up and passed H.R. 5788, the Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act, and H.R. 5735, the THRIVE Act. On ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applauds OMB-Treasury Agreement Regarding Review of Tax Regulations

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports that OMB and Treasury reached an agreement for OMB to review all proposed tax regulations from Treasury and the IRS. Chairman Martin called on the White House to ensure OMB review of Treasury and IRS tax regulations in a column for The Hill back in January of this year. “We applaud President Trump and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney for restoring regulatory oversight for tax rules coming from the Treasury Department and the IRS. For more than three decades, the IRS has evaded the kind of standard oversight of its ...

Victory! Administration restores regulatory oversight at IRS and Treasury Dept.

Jenny Beth Martin wrote a column back in January urging the Trump administration to get Internal Revenue Service (IRS) back on track after years of the agency evading regulatory oversight of its tax rules. “The IRS should be held to at least the same standard — if not a higher standard, given its power over every single taxpayer in the nation, both individual and corporate — as every other executive branch department and agency.” Jenny Beth Martin wrote in her column. “[President Trump] can direct his Treasury secretary to direct his general counsel to update the 1983 memorandum of agreement between the Treasury general counsel and the ...

Martin: DOJ under Eric Holder was ‘ethical cesspool’

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to former Attorney General Eric Holder’s assertion the Department of Justice should not have apologized for the Obama-era IRS practice of targeting conservatives for their political views. “Eric Holder, who was held in contempt of Congress while he was attorney general, is a disgrace.  The Obama administration weaponized the IRS to politically persecute American citizens and organizations – including our supporters and our organization -- who disagreed with their policies. Attorney General Jeff Sessions – who has ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: President Trump can set the IRS straight without Congress

Since 1983, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has evaded regulatory oversight imposed on every other executive branch department and agency without the awareness of the American people. They have done it while refusing to acknowledge the impact that they have on every single taxpayer in the nation. The IRS must be held to a higher standard and President Trump can change this —  with or without Congress. The Hill has the details: In a virtual case study of the law of unintended consequences — the one law Congress cannot repeal — James Valvo’s research documents show, over time, the IRS has amassed unto itself more and more power to ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 12/18/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will also return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session last Monday evening, and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 3971, the Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act, by a vote of 294-129. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 1638, the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, by a vote of 289-135. On Thursday, the House took up and passed H.R. 2396, the Privacy Notification Technical Clarification ...