Black People Politics : IRS official at heart of tea party scandal retires

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    IRS official at heart of tea party scandal retires

    IRS says official at center of tea party scandal retiring; Lois Lerner had been on paid leave


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    FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Lois Lerner, head of the IRS unit that decides whether to grant tax-exempt status to groups, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lerner, the official at the center of the agency’s tea party scandal is retiring. Lerner headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status when she was placed on paid leave in May. While she was in charge, the agency acknowledged that agents improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status from 2010 to 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)


    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing a possible firing, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency's tea party scandal retired Monday, ending one chapter in a ruckus that has engulfed the tax-collection agency since spring.
    Lois Lerner headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status when she was placed on paid leave in May. While she was in charge, the agency acknowledged that agents improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status during the 2010 and 2012 elections.

    suggested reading:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/irs-official-heart-tea-party-184924992.html



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