IRS victims testify as new agency scandal emerges
WASHINGTON - The leaders of six conservative groups who say they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service are telling Congress they have been mistreated for years by IRS agents who asked intrusive questions and delayed their applications for tax-exempt status.
At a hearing Tuesday, the leader of a South Carolina tea party group says her organization first applied for tax-exempt status in 2010. Dianne Belsom, president of the Laurens County Tea Party, says in prepared testimony that her group is still waiting to have its application processed.
Another group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors.
The House Ways and Means Committee called the groups to testify at a hearing to help illustrate how these groups were treated by the IRS.
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