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Peter Roskam

Watchdogs say more oversight of IRS needed as it investigates nonprofits

Two years after facing accusations that it improperly targeted conservative nonprofits for additional scrutiny, the Internal Revenue Service still needs to take steps to prevent it from happening again, government watchdogs told lawmakers at a hearing Thursday. Their conclusion comes after a 2013 investigation found the IRS inappropriately targeted groups with “tea party” in their name, in what defenders say was an attempt to weed out political groups that should not have nonprofit status. According to a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday, procedures meant to ensure all groups are treated fairly contain certain loopholes that could still allow IRS...