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Friday, July 19, 2013

IRS Lawyer Was Told 'Additional Information Would Be Needed' on Tea Party Applications

July 18, 2013 By Fred Lucas
An Internal Revenue Service tax law specialist and 48-year veteran of the tax collecting agency told Congress Thursday that when he suggested that tax-exempt applications for Tea Party groups be approved, he was told to get more information. He also said staff from the IRS chief counsel’s office suggested a “template” for dealing with Tea Parties. Carter Hull, senior tax law specialist with the IRS, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that Tea Party applications for tax-exempt applications were subjected to a multi-layered review that included the office of IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins, one of two political appointees in the agency. Hull told the committee during a hearing Wednesday that he could not talk about what groups were denied and what groups were approved for tax-exempt status, but he said he recommended approval for some and denial for others.....To Read More.....


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