IRS misses deadline, fails to answer Senate questions about scandal

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Faced with a Friday afternoon deadline to provide answers to questions about the origins of the scandal to the Senate Finance Committee, the IRS has failed to act.

The questions were submitted jointly by Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, nearly two weeks ago, according to Breitbart News.

“It’s disappointing that the IRS failed to produce any of the documents requested by the Committee,” Baucus and Hatch said in a joint statement to Breitbart. “This is an agency that revolves around making the American taxpayer meet hard deadlines each and every year when they file their taxes, oftentimes penalizing those that are late. The IRS needs to do much better.”

Referring to the Inspector General report which was titled “Inappropriate Critera Were Used to Identify Tax-exempt Organizations for Review,” the letter addressed to Acting Commissioner Steven Miller asks 41 specific questions, including requests for documents, memos, emails and other written communications.

The letter demanded a response “no later than May 31, 2013.”

The original letter from Baucus and Hatch, as reported by Breitbart News on May 20, is included below:

IRS_Tax_Exempt_May_20_2013.pdf – Adobe Acrobat Pro

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