IRS Inspector General’s Report Released: ‘Inappropriate Criteria’ Used Against Conservative Groups; Nearly 300 Were Targeted

Nearly 300 applications for federal non-profit status filed by conservative organizations were targeted for review under “inappropriate criteria” by the Internal Revenue Service, according to an inspector general’s report filed Tuesday. Advanced drafts of the report by deputy IG Michael McKinney brought the scandal to public attention last week. The IG’s investigation found that applications were unnecessarily delayed and applicants were subjected to requests for “unnecessary” information after IRS agents targeted groups associated with the Tea Party movement. A complete text of the 54-page report is below:

Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to
Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review
by Eric Lach