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IRS Targets American Legion With New Guidelines

From the Daily Caller:

IRS is targeting the American Legion with new set of guidelines

By Patrick Howley | August 23, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service is targeting the veterans’ organization the American Legion, and a U.S. senator believes that Lois Lerner — a key figure in the IRS scandal – is to blame.

“The IRS now requires American Legion posts to maintain dates of service and character of service records for all members… The penalty for not having the required proof of eligibility is, apparently, $1,000 per day,” the American Legion stated.

Of course, Organizing For America or Obama’s half-brother’s (phony) charity never got this kind of scrutiny from the IRS.

The American Legion was referring to a 13-part section of Part 4, Chapter 76 of the Internal Revenue Manual pertaining to “veterans’ organizations.”

The section falls under “Exempt Organizations Examination Guidelines,” which is the jurisdiction of Exempt Organizations head Lois Lerner, who apologized for improperly targeting tea party groups and tried to plead the Fifth Amendment in a congressional hearing

“On the heels of Americans’ anger over revelations that the IRS intentionally targeted certain groups, it has been brought to my attention that the IRS is now turning their sights toward our nation’s veterans,” Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran said. “The IRS seems to be auditing veteran service organizations by requiring private member military service forms.”

“If a post is unable or not willing to turn over this personal information, it’s possible they could face a fine of $1,000 per day,” Moran continued.

“I am deeply concerned about this revelation and will insist on answers. This policy seems to be crafted with the oversight of Lois Lerner and deserves, at a minimum, a thorough look to make certain the IRS is not overstepping bounds of privacy and respect for our nation’s heroes,” Moran added.

Presumably she helped to craft this before she began her recent paid vacation.

The American Legion, headquartered in Indianapolis, was founded in 1919 as a social and support group for veterans returning from World War I. It is now one of the leading nonpartisan forces lobbying for veterans rights.

Clearly, they don’t vote Democrat enough. And Mr. Obama and his henchmen are all about punishing his enemies.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, August 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “IRS Targets American Legion With New Guidelines”

  1. Astravogel

    My God, how these scum hate our military!

  2. JohnMG

    ….“The IRS seems to be auditing veteran service organizations by requiring private member military service forms…..”

    How convenient. Now the IRS won’t have to do all that pesky legwork to find out who these “domestic terrorists” are, where they live, how many own guns, and who can’t stand the ‘Islamic imposter’ occupying the glorified Section 8 housing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    I belong to the VFW, the American Legion, the VVA, and the Marine Corps League, so I qualify for their “watch list” times four. Can anybody top that?

  3. preparing4theworst

    Steve, I shared this with some friends over at hardnoxandfriends….the more who know etc..


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