(Bloomberg) Tea Party groups were more likely than self-identified “progressives” to be given extra scrutiny for political involvement by the Internal Revenue Service from 2010 through 2012, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
The IRS paid special attention to 30 percent of groups with “progress” or “progressive” in their names that filed applications for tax-exempt status between May 2010 and May 2012. All groups with “Tea Party,” “patriot,” or “9/12” in their names during that time received extra scrutiny.
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