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IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 12:54 AM
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Well now we have an IRS supervisor saying She knew about tax exempt status applications but knows nothing about lower level targeting.


WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.

Holly Paz, who until recently was a top deputy in the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, told congressional investigators she reviewed 20 to 30 applications. Her assertion contradicts initial claims by the agency that a small group of agents working in an office in Cincinnati were solely responsible for mishandling the applications.

Paz, however, provided no evidence that senior IRS officials ordered agents to target conservative groups or that anyone in the Obama administration outside the IRS was involved.



Well I guess that settles that right?

BUT wait !!

Instead, Paz described an agency in which IRS supervisors in Washington worked closely with agents in the field but didn't fully understand what those agents were doing. Paz said agents in Cincinnati openly talked about handling "tea party" cases, but she thought the term was merely shorthand for all applications from groups that were politically active — conservative and liberal.

Paz said dozens of tea party applications sat untouched for more than a year while field agents waited for guidance from Washington on how to handle them. At the time, she said, Washington officials thought the agents in Cincinnati were processing the cases.

""Paz said agents in Cincinnati openly talked about handling "tea party" cases, but she thought the term was merely shorthand for all applications from groups that were politically active — conservative and liberal.""

AND ""IRS supervisors in Washington worked closely with agents in the field but didn't fully understand what those agents were doing""



Bells Ringing



This high level supervisor says she thought "Tea Party" was shorthand for conservatives and liberals !!!!!!


and supervisors didn't fully understand what lower agents were doing ?????


Does anybody else think She is LYING?

OH .... Pleeeze !





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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
Well now we have an IRS supervisor saying She knew about tax exempt status applications but knows nothing about lower level targeting.


WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.

Holly Paz, who until recently was a top deputy in the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, told congressional investigators she reviewed 20 to 30 applications. Her assertion contradicts initial claims by the agency that a small group of agents working in an office in Cincinnati were solely responsible for mishandling the applications.

Paz, however, provided no evidence that senior IRS officials ordered agents to target conservative groups or that anyone in the Obama administration outside the IRS was involved.



From a process perspective...(1) an Application is "flagged" for further scrutiny then (2) it is scrutinized.

If I understand this properly, applications that were "flagged" in Cincinnati where forwarded to this woman in DC for evaluation and scrutiny?

The controversy surrounds the disproportionate "flagging" of Tea Party groups?

I guess what I am saying is that this doesn't neccessarily speak to the DC IRS office directing the "flagging"??



 
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