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Isle tea party groups criticize IRS for singling them out

By B.J. Reyes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 16, 2013

~~<p>Admissions that the Internal Revenue Service improperly targeted tea party groups in Hawaii and 17 other states for scrutiny when they filed for tax-exempt status should be troubling to anyone, regardless of party affiliation, says one member of an isle tea party group that was among those singled out.</p>
<p>Adrienne King, an attorney involved with The Hono&shy;lulu Tea Party, said she was appalled when the IRS sent her a letter in July, about seven months after her group's application for 401(c)(4) tax-exempt status, seeking additional information on specific events, speakers, topics, length of speeches and other information.</p>
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Admissions that the Internal Revenue Service improperly targeted tea party groups in Hawaii and 17 other states for scrutiny when they filed for tax-exempt status should be troubling to anyone, regardless of party affiliation, says one member of an isle tea party group that was among those singled out.

Adrienne King, an attorney involved with The Hono­lulu Tea Party, said she was appalled when the IRS sent her a letter in July, about seven months after her group's application for 401(c)(4) tax-exempt status, seeking additional information on specific events, speakers, topics, length of speeches and other information. Login for more...



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