IRS

House Investigates FEC Connection to IRS Political Targeting

Tax information may have been inappropriately shared

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A House committee is asking the IRS to turn over emails between the agency and the Federal Election Commission after discovering a series of 2009 inter-agency exchanges in which embattled IRS official Lois Lerner might have inappropriately shared confidential tax information.

The exchanges are related to the conservative groups American Future Fund and American Issues Project and were discovered during investigations into the IRS excessively targeting Tea Party groups and other politically-oriented organizations applying for tax-exempt status, according to the House Ways and Means Committee.

The committee requested the information in a letter sent Wednesday to acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel.