WASHINGTON – Chautauqua County’s representative in Congress says he and his colleagues will be investigating the Internal Revenue Service.
In a statement released over the weekend, Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning) said that following an admission by the IRS that it targeted applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings, the House Committee on Ways and Means plans to hold a hearing to investigate the unfair practice.
Reed said it’s unwarranted and disconcerting that the IRS would act with such blatant disregard for proper enforcement of our tax laws. He added that he and his colleagues stand ready to hold the agency accountable for its partisan actions.
On Friday news broke that the IRS admitted to targeting conservative organizations in its consideration for tax-exempt status. Following the public admittance, the agency apologized for giving conservative political groups’ documents extra scrutiny.