The House Ways and Means Committee this weekend released a timeline of interactions with the IRS and a list of 10 questions it will likely ask agency officials in an upcoming hearing — following the agency acknowledging Friday that it targeted conservative political groups during the 2012 election season.
“The IRS absolutely must be non-partisan in its enforcement of our tax laws,” committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., said late Saturday. “The committee …will hold the IRS accountable for its actions.”
The tax-collecting agency on Friday acknowledged it flagged the groups for additional review to see whether they were violating their tax-exempt status.
On Saturday, a draft of an inspector general’s report, to be released in full later this week, shows senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting Tea Party groups as early as 2011. That information seemingly contradicts public statements by IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.
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