Scandal puts spotlight on tax loopholes

By Staff | May 24, 2013 | Last updated on May 24, 2013
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The Financial Times reports the scandal surrounding the IRS’ heightened scrutiny of conservative groups has taken yet another twist.

Questions are now swirling around the exempt status of a number of groups that include one of the more prominent backers of the President’s political agenda.

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“The revelation this month that the IRS improperly singled out Tea Party groups for scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status has ignited a debate in Congress about whether groups such as Organizing for Action, which has close ties to the White House, and Crossroads GPS, co-founded by Karl Rove, the Republican policy adviser, have been able to insulate themselves from traditional campaign rules because of loopholes in the nation’s tax laws,” the report says.

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