August 31, 2013
IRS SCANDAL UPDATE: IRS Draws New Complaint.
The Internal Revenue Service is facing new criticism from Congress after one of the country’s biggest veterans’ organizations said the IRS has recently been too tough in its reviews of the tax-exempt status of individual American Legion posts.
The House Committee on Veterans Affairs this week requested the IRS respond to complaints its inspectors are asking posts to provide discharge papers or service records during reviews of their tax-exempt status, a policy the committee says is “completely unwarranted.” The American Legion said Post 447 in Round Rock, Texas, was fined $12,000 for lack of compliance before finding documents to satisfy inspectors.
Zero out their travel and conference budget.