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June 25, 2013 12:22 am

Term ‘Israel’ Used on Internal IRS Screening Documents

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Bloomberg – The U.S. Internal Revenue Service used the terms “progressive,” “Israel“ and “occupy” on internal documents that helped agency employees screen groups’ applications for tax-exempt status, according to IRS documents.

The disclosure adds a dimension to the controversy surrounding IRS scrutiny of applications for tax exemptions. The agency revealed last month that it had given extra attention to Tea Party groups and other small-government advocates in a controversy that has eroded trust in the IRS.

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