Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Numerous Tea Party chapters claim IRS attempts to sabotage nonprofit status

By Perry Chiaramonte
February 28, 2012

Tea Party chapters around the nation are blasting the Internal Revenue Service after the federal agency sent them letters demanding information about their politics, contributors and even family members.

In letters sent from IRS offices in Cincinnati earlier this month, chapters including the Waco (Texas) Tea Party and the Ohio Liberty Council were asked to provide a list of donors, identify volunteers, financial support for and relationships with political candidates and parties, and even printed copies of their Facebook pages.

"Some of what they (the IRS) asked was reasonable, but there were some requests on there that were strange," Toby Marie Walker, president of the Waco Tea Party told "It makes you wonder if they do this to groups like ACORN or other left-leaning groups.” the rest


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