IRS Rejected Group on Behalf of Planned Parenthood

Mike Flynn
Big Government
16 May 2013

The IRS scandal of targeting tea party or conservative organizations grew deeper Wednesday with the revelation that the agency denied tax-exempt status to a pro-life organization because of its hypothetical opposition to Planned Parenthood. The Thomas Moore Society, a public interest law firm announced that one of their clients was told that their approval as a non-profit was conditioned on a commitment not to protest outside Planned Parenthood abortion clinics…

…The alleged actions against the pro-life organization, however, are an order of magnitude more serious. If the allegations are true, the IRS used a specific political litmus test to approve non-profit status. It also conditioned approval on actions related to a specific, political organization. It effectively allowed Planned Parenthood to silence political opposition.

Late Wednesday, the acting Commissioner of the IRS announced his resignation. The allegations from Thomas Moore, though, show the rot at the agency is far deeper than one political appointee.


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Related:  Is the IRS acting as an agent of Planned Parenthood?


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True the Vote: IRS Demanded Record of Every Meeting Since Inception

…The questions range from the mundane to the IRS requiring knowledge of the identity of each and every volunteer True the Vote has worked with. The IRS also demanded all minutes or notes from any meeting the organization ever held.

An un-redacted copy of the set of of questions is provided [at the link]…

Bill Donohue: IRS Targeted Catholic League

…Just weeks after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, I was notified by the IRS that the Catholic League was under investigation for violating the IRS Code on political activities as it relates to 501(c)(3) organizations. What the IRS did not know was that I had proof who contacted them to launch the investigation: Catholics United, a George Soros-funded Catholic organization…


‘Very Frightening’: Prominent Catholic Prof. Claims IRS Audited Her After Speaking Out Against Obama and Demanded to Know Who Was Paying Her

  • Noted professor and sociologist Dr. Anne Hendershott claims IRS may have targeted her with a 2010 audit
  • IRS demanded to know which groups paid her and seemed to want to know more about their backgrounds
  • Hendershott believes her articles critical of President Barack Obama’s policies and George Soros’ funding of liberal Catholic groups may have spawned the IRS audit
  • Audit was emotionally and financially expensive and scared the professor into silence

…Hendershott noted it was particularly surprising that she, alone, was audited. Her husband, who brings in the vast majority of the family’s income, was not included in the IRS’s inquiry — even though the Hendershotts always files jointly.

So when the agent explained that she would need to come alone and in person to discuss her “business” activity in July of 2010, the professor was perplexed.

“[The IRS agent] didn’t even let me decide when it would be good for me … He didn’t want my husband to come,” she said of the meeting, which was held at an IRS office in New Haven, Connecticut.

The process was a grueling one, including many questions that Hendershott felt were political in nature. Numerous records were requested before the in-person meeting, as well as during and after…


Read the whole thing.


IRS Freedom of Information Act public reading room closed to the public

… [USA Today‘s] Washington correspondent Gregory Korte, who tweets today that the IRS won’t give him (or anyone else) as pass to the IRS’ Freedom of Information Act public reading room. Not only that: guards wouldn’t even let him photograph the door … which was locked, by the way. And no one seems to have the key…


Chilling: IRS reportedly demanded list of high school and college students from conservative group

…Revelations about the political thuggery of the IRS are more chilling every day. The Daily Mail reports that IRS creeps ordered Linchpins of Liberty, a conservative educational group that mentors high school and college students, to hand over a list of “who has received or will receive” training…

IRS doles out $92 million in employee bonuses

More than $92 million in bonuses averaging $5,500 per employee have been handed out by IRS executives to thousands of the tax agency’s employees since 2009, according to data obtained by The Washington Examiner

IRS Scandal Claims Second Agency Casualty: Joseph Grant To Retire Over Controversy

5:30 p.m. EDT: Grant was promoted to deputy director of the IRS’ tax exempt and government entities division on May 8 — just eight days ago. A statementfrom Grant’s erstwhile boss, Steven Miller, praised Grant and another IRS official being promoted as “strong leaders who will provide strong leadership and continuity in these critical parts of the IRS.”…


Was the IRS used as a weapon against Glenn Beck? 

…In 2010, Glenn told listeners, “Last year I was audited. I owed exactly zero to the IRS. I overpay my taxes. I have for years because when in doubt, give it to them. I don’t want to hear from IRS agents. But I heard from them. Wonder if I’ll hear from them again. Wouldn’t that be a weird coincidence? By the way, Pat, you were audited, weren’t you? Isn’t that a weird thing.”

Yes, Pat Gray was audited too. As did Editor-in-Chief for TheBlaze Scott Baker. Weird…


Update: Strassel: The IRS Scandal Started at the Top

Was the White House involved in the IRS’s targeting of conservatives? No investigation needed to answer that one. Of course it was.

President Obama and Co. are in full deniability mode, noting that the IRS is an “independent” agency and that they knew nothing about its abuse. The media and Congress are sleuthing for some hint that Mr. Obama picked up the phone and sicced the tax dogs on his enemies.

But that’s not how things work in post-Watergate Washington…



President Obama Holds Press Conference with Turkish PM; Refuses to Appoint Independent Counsel to Investigate IRS Targeting of Conservatives  

Obama Does Not Answer Whether Anyone at White House Knew about IRS Targeting of Conservatives


8 Months In IRS Limbo, Conservative Group Receives Fast Approval After Changing Name To “Greenhouse Solutions”


Update 2: Fox News’ Eric Bolling: ‘I Was Audited by IRS’ After Criticizing Obama 

…On Thursday, Obama demurred from appointing a special prosecutor to look into the growing IRS scandal, saying that he thought the current internal investigations he’s proposed would suffice.

“I think it s going to be sufficient for us to work with Congress–they’ve got a bunch of committees. Attorney General Holder announced a criminal investigation of what happened,” the President said during a joint press conference with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoan.


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