House lawmakers say ousted Internal Revenue Service chief Steven Miller failed to fully explain why he didn’t inform them for more than a year that small-government groups seeking tax-exempt status were subject to extra scrutiny.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said he learned in general terms about a probe into IRS screening of tax-exempt groups in March and now has ordered agency officials to deliver within 30 days a plan to correct any “systemic” shortcomings.
Steven Miller, forced out as acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner, will be questioned today by U.S. lawmakers on what he knew about scrutiny of small- government groups and why Congress wasn’t told.
President Barack Obama plans to choose a new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service this week as the first congressional hearings begin into the agency’s selective scrutiny of small-government groups, according to an administration official.
President Barack Obama forced out the head of the Internal Revenue Service over the agency’s selective screening of nonprofit groups, as the administration sought to contain scandals imperiling its second-term agenda.
President Barack Obama announced the resignation of acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller amid an escalating scandal over the agency’s selective scrutiny of nonprofit organizations.
January 22, 2013 - A U.S. District Court has blocked the IRS from administering a program that would regulate and assess the competency of tax preparers, Bloomberg’s Richard Rubin reports. This goes straight to the bad-decision-of-the-week file.
The widening inquiries into the Internal Revenue Service are focusing less on why employees singled out small-government groups for scrutiny and more on agency executives who didn’t inform Congress earlier.