The "Tea Party scandal," which has been quietly simmering for several weeks, may boil over once again. A leading Republican lawmaker says the IRS continued to target conservative groups after they'd been granted tax-exempt status.
IRS Principal Deputy Commissioner Danny Werfel issued a report June 24 outlining new actions and next steps to fix problems uncovered with the IRS' review of tax-exempt applications and to improve the wider processes and operations in place at the IRS.
According to the testimony of members of six targeted groups given to the House Ways and Means Committee on June 4, the IRS held up applications for tax-exempt status, illegally released donor lists, and generally harassed organization officials.
By a vote of twenty-seven to nine, the California Senate approved a bill that would revoke the tax-exempt status from nonprofit youth organizations that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious affiliation.