IRS Releases Statement on Nonprofit Group Reviews

Mistakes were made


The headlines were filled this morning with accusations, defenses and more about the scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service's increased, targeted scrutiny of the applications of specific tax exempt organizations.

Details about what actually happened – and who knew what and when – are still murky. An investigation into the timeline and the players in the scandal is ongoing. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) was instructed to dig deeper and the Attorney General's office was also ordered the FBI to investigate.