GOP Report: IRS Scrutiny Worse For Conservative Groups Than Liberals

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican investigators say Internal Revenue Service agents treated conservative groups worse than liberal ones when they applied for tax-exempt status.

A report by Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee says tea party and other conservative groups were, on average, asked three times as many questions as progressive groups. The report says conservative groups were less likely to be approved for tax-exempt status and more likely to have their applications delayed.

The IRS has been under siege since May, when agency officials acknowledged that agents had improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. The IRS has since released documents suggesting that liberal groups may have been targeted, too.

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