IRS employees sent emails with sensitive taxpayer information to their own personal email accounts, according to an audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
A top IRS official admitted that conservative groups were targeted based on “guilt by association ” and “party affiliation,” according to newly obtained documents from the government watchdog group Judicial Watch.
President Obama claimed there had been no “major scandal” in his administration during a Democratic fundraiser Sunday night in San Diego.
The IRS may have violated taxpayers’ rights when they improperly denied information to those who filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the agency, according to an audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
The IRS disproportionately targets small companies for audits, burdening them with extra costs and stealing time that they need to do business, according to an expert who testified at a Small Business Committee hearing Wednesday.
The IRS did not notify 1.1 million taxpayers that their identities were stolen, according to a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
A Department of Justice prosecutor and Obama donor spent more than 1,500 hours investigating the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups, Judicial Watch reported.
Staff at IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C., buried conservative groups’ tax exemption applications beginning in 2010 and lasting through President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, according to documents released this week by Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group.
The IRS confirmed it would investigate accusations of corrupt “pay-to-play” practices at the Clinton Foundation brought by over 60 Republican lawmakers who asked the agency to review potential “public corruption” in the organization.