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Report on IRS Review of Alleged Political Campaign Intervention

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) finds the IRS properly operated its program for investigating claims of inappropriate political campaign intervention by tax-exempt organizations. TIGTA says:

  • The IRS followed a consistent process when reviewing allegations of political activity.
  • Political considerations played no role in IRS decisions to further investigate allegations of political activity.

The TIGTA report includes the IRS response. In addition, the IRS Commissioner issued a statement (below) on the TIGTA report and a letter responding to related concerns raised by the tax-exempt community.

Statement of IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson on TIGTA review of Exempt Organizations

“This report confirms what we’ve said all along. Political considerations played absolutely no part in the inquiries we launched last summer.

I appreciate the prompt and thorough review of this matter by the Inspector General. As we develop our plans for future election cycles, his recommendations will help improve our process.”
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 30-Dec-2014