Skip to comments.IRS Scandal: Oversight from Washington, All Along
Posted on 05/22/2013 7:24:32 PM PDT by lbryce
From the outset, Internal Revenue Service lawyers based in Washington, D.C., provided important guidance on the handling of tea-party groups applications for tax-exempt status, according to both IRS sources and the inspector generals report released in mid May.
Officials in the Technical Unit of the IRSs Rulings and Agreements office played an integral role in determining how the targeted applications were treated, provided general guidelines to Cincinnati case workers, briefed other agency employees on the status of the special cases, and reviewed all those intrusive requests demanding more information from tea-party groups. At times, the Technical Unit lawyers seemed to exercise tight control over these applications, creating both a backlog in application processing and frustration among Cincinnati agents waiting for direction.
An IRS employee who asked not to be identified tells National Review Online that all members of the agencys Technical Unit are based in Washington, D.C. A current list of Technical Unit managers provided by another IRS employee shows that all such managers are based at the agencys headquarters on Constitution Avenue in the District of Columbia, and the IRS confirmed, in a testy exchange with National Review Online, that the Technical Unit is based in Washington.
Advertisement According to the IRS source, who is based in Cincinnati, complex cases are routinely elevated to the Technical Unit for guidance. Many of the questions that agents sent to groups most likely came from Tax Law Specialists lawyers in D.C., the Cincinnati employee explains. With tea-party cases, questions from the Tax Law Specialists were way too aggressive, he says. The Washington Post described these lawyers as parsing the murkier, more complex applications including those of tea-party groups.
This account comports with the one laid out in the inspector generals report, although this aspect of the report has been neglected in much of the press coverage. On May 17, 2010, according to the IG report, Determinations Unit specialists in Cincinnati handling tea-party applications were instructed to send additional information request letters to the Technical Unit for review prior to issuance. Ten days later, the Technical Unit began reviewing additional information request letters prepared by the Determinations Unit.
The IG report indicates this became a source of frustration, and specialists in Cincinnati pressed for a streamlined approach. Why does the Technical Unit need to review every additional information request letter when a template letter could be approved and used on all the cases? they asked via e-mail. The Washington unit rejected this approach and, in February 2011, was developing individualized letters itself. According to the IG report, an update from the Technical Unit acting manager to the Determinations Unit manager indicated, Letters were being developed and would be reviewed shortly.
It’s the perfect storm! Enjoy it!
When Obama was sworn in in 2009 ,he thought the country was his and would answer to no one
Betting that in less than a year there will be three more scandals that will eclipse the IRS scandal, and the fingerprints will all trace back to the administration.
Where is the outcry from the MSM on these blatant law violations? Remember the MSM’s outrage back in the Nixon days when it was even hinted that the IRS might be used against Nixon’s enemies? Nixon actually didn’t do it, but the Kenyan fraud actually has!
Here is the link to the article (Video)
MSNBC Anchor: ‘Everybody Knew About’ IRS Scandal ‘Long Before the Election’
Who are these people in the "Technical Unit?"
How many are there?
How many donated to Obama?
How many volunteered for Obama for America? Just like...Ronald C. Machen.
The US Attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald C. Machen - the man responsible for the aggressive surveillance and phone record scrutiny at Fox News - is also a big donor to the Obama Campaigns.
There should be another plaque commemorating the few good Black people that stood up, said this man was wrong got racially shredded by this POS and his Kapos on the CBC
I think you're the only one who has shared my enthusiasm, one that has given me reason to believe the current administration ought to be battening down the hatches while we place orders for the Beluga and Cristal. :-)
From page 2 of the article
An organizational flow chart (http://c6.nrostatic.com/sites/default/files/pic_article_052113_IRSorgchart.jpg) included in the IG report indicates that the manager of the Technical Unit, who lodged the request, is based in Washington.
New information ????
You know, the head of the NAACP severely castigated Obama for his abject apathy in helping his black brothers in these times of distress and the way he hasn’t shown the slightest interest in their welfare.
These people deserve to spend their lives in prison
after waterboarding at Guantanamo.
When he truly answers to someone, let me know. I’m trying to think to whom he might feel compelled to answer.
Obozo praying to Satan?
Of course Barry knew nothing. Nothing.
PA R Patrick Meehan
Meehan asks IRS officials: “Where is the accountability?”
Determination unit had made requests to DC yes
Technical unit is located in DC
From article - paragraph 2
Officials in the Technical Unit of the IRSs Rulings and Agreements office played an integral role in determining how the targeted applications were treated, provided general guidelines to Cincinnati case workers,
No. To himself.
Has he had to answer to anyone?
“Some people will assume I’ve done something wrong. I have not.”
“People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I am not a crook.”
You are darn right. There is no question that Hisself turned every available federal agency into an arm of His campaign.
If for no reason other than self-preservation, the GOP MUST deal with this usurpation, this excuse of a President.
He’s too damned full of himself to be Satan.
SoldierDad: Obozo praying to Satan?
Windflier: No. To himself.
Satan would be much a much more intelligent individual. He would not make as many mistakes as this clown has. The only reason Obozo isn’t embroiled in impeachment hearings is because the media keeps saving his arse. Satan wouldn’t need the media.