Lois Lerner's Involvement in the IRS Targeting of Tax-Exempt Organizations

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2014-03-11
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141 pages
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Brief Executive Summary
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform present this investigation on allegations that the IRS inappropriately scrutinized certain applicants seeking tax-exempt status. On May 12, 2013, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report that found that the Exempt Organizations division of the IRS inappropriately targeted Tea Party and other conservative applicants for tax-exempt status and subjected them to heightened scrutiny. Documents show that Lois G. Lerner, retired Director of IRS Exempt Organizations, was involved in subjecting these applicants to this scrutiny. Through e-mails, documents, and the testimony of other IRS officials, the committee has discovered Lois Lerner's role in the IRS targeting scandal. The report states that the public needs a full accounting of what occurred and who was involved to ensure officials are never again in a position to abuse the public trust again.
Related Hearings
House Committee on Ways and Means, hearing on "IRS Targeting Conservative Groups," 113th Cong., H.Hrg., 113-FC07, (2013, May 17)
House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on "Oversight of Tax-Exempt Orgs.," 113th Cong., (2013)
House Committee on the Judiciary, hearing on "Federal Bureau of Investigation," 113th Cong., H.Hrg. 113-77, (2013, June 11)
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on "The IRS: Targeting Americans for Their Political Beliefs," 113th Cong., H.Hrg. 113-33, (2013, May 22)
Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, hearing on "The Current Issues in Campaign Finance Law Enforcement," 113th Cong., S.Hrg. 113-301, (2013, April 9)
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