IRS Official: ‘I’m Not Good at Math’

UPDATE: Now with audio


A senior official from the Internal Revenue Service conceded Friday afternoon that she is “not good at math” during a conference call on the IRS targeting of conservative groups during the 2012 election:

The statement was in response to a question about what one-quarter of 300 is. The IRS flagged approximately 75 conservative groups that included the words “tea party” or patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status for further review. The official is a lawyer.

The official would not comment on whether the employees who participated in the acknowledged targeted were disciplined or not.

Update (3:51 p.m.): Audio here: