GAO: ‘Americans Still Vulnerable to IRS Audits Over Personal Beliefs’

Posted: July 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

GAO: ‘Americans Still Vulnerable to IRS Audits Over Personal Beliefs’

foxbusiness.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Elizabeth MacDonald

Posted on 7/23/2015, 11:40:16 AM by PROCON

A House Oversight subcommittee hearing today will provide more pushback to President Barack Obama’s claim to the Daily Show that there was no IRS targeting of conservative nonprofits.

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The hearing, which will take testimony from IRS commissioner John Koskinen, will zoom in on a new report from the Government Accountability Office that will deliver this bombshell: The GAO now says that IRS political “targeting is indeed possible in the audit process” for nonprofits, largely due to poor agency oversight and controls.

“Unfortunately, the IRS has not taken sufficient steps to prevent targeting Americans based on their personal beliefs,” the GAO says.

Specifically, The GAO found that “control deficiencies” do “increase the risk” that the IRS nonprofit unit “could select organizations for examinations in an unfair manner—for example, based on an organization’s religious, educational, political or other views.”

(Excerpt) Read more at foxbusiness.com …

via GAO: ‘Americans Still Vulnerable to IRS Audits Over Personal Beliefs’.

via GAO: ‘Americans Still Vulnerable to IRS Audits Over Personal Beliefs’.

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