New IRS regulations should focus on worker centers

By Mike Paranzino, The Hill

It’s interesting – though not entirely surprising – that the IRS has launched an effort to tighten the regulatory noose around 501(c)(4) organizations leading into this year’s midterm elections. The use of these issue advocacy groups came into vogue after the Supreme Court struck down limits on political speech in its Citizen United ruling. But if regulators were really interested in targeting the abuse of tax status, then 501(c)(3) worker centers would be the place to start.

An NTEU Connection in the IRS Scandal?

By Carol Platt Liebau, Townhall.com

FEC Commissioner Don McGahn has released a slew of documents that reveal that left-wing partisan rot has set in at the FEC, as well as at the IRS. Among the staff abuses enumerated are: “[U]nauthorized investigations, unsanctioned work with law enforcement, and cases when documents were kept from commissioners.

IRS Paying Over 200 Employees to Work Full-Time For Labor Union

By Eliana Johnson, National Review Online

The Internal Revenue Service pays over 200 full-time employees not to conduct audits or process tax returns but to work for a federal employees’ union, according to documents released by the agency in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the advocacy group Americans for Limited Government.