How the IRS Made All Kinds of Groups' Lives MiserableSubmitted by meekandmild on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 09:53
We know the IRS acted inappropriately in flagging conservative groups for review when they were seeking non-profit status. But now Congressional Democrats charge that the IRS acted inappropriately in reporting how it acted inappropriately. Liberal groups also got extra scrutiny from the IRS on its Be On the Look Out lists. So did seemingly apolitical groups focused on open-source software. The Chi Eta Phi Sorority — a black nurses group that says it works for "social change" — has answered 73 questions from the IRS since it applied for tax-exempt status two years ago, The New York Times' Jonathan Weisman reports. Its application is still pending. Minnesota Break the Bonds, a pro-Palestinian group, got all the same questions conservative groups got — and those led to top IRS officials getting fired.