I.R.S and Lois Lerner going after the American Legion

What is becoming clear is that the IRS is becoming a tool of this regime to intimidate. Lois Lerner is back in the news. She heads up the jurisdiction of Exempt Organizations. No wonder she took the “Fifth.” Despicable that the IRS is going after our veterans. But then again, we know how Obama feels about our military. Harassment pure and simple. These associations have no time for this nonsense. And Lois knows it.

Via Daily Caller:

The Internal Revenue Service is targeting the veterans’ organization the American Legion, and a U.S. senator believes that Lois Lerner — a key figure in the IRS scandal – is to blame.

“The IRS now requires American Legion posts to maintain dates of service and character of service records for all members… The penalty for not having the required proof of eligibility is, apparently, $1,000 per day,” the American Legion stated.

The American Legion was referring to a 13-part section of Part 4, Chapter 76 of  the Internal Revenue Manual pertaining to “veterans’ organizations.”

The section falls under “Exempt Organizations Examination Guidelines,” which is  the jurisdiction of Exempt Organizations head Lois Lerner, who apologized for  improperly targeting tea party groups and tried to plead the Fifth Amendment in  a congressional hearing.

“On the heels of Americans’ anger over revelations that the IRS intentionally  targeted certain groups, it has been brought to my attention that the IRS is now  turning their sights toward our nation’s veterans,” Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran  said. “The IRS seems to be auditing veteran service organizations by requiring  private member  military service forms.”

“If a post is unable or not willing to turn over this personal  information, it’s  possible they could face a fine of $1,000 per day,” Moran continued.

“The American Legion has recently learned of the so-called IRS ‘audit manual’ and is concerned that portions of it attempt to amend statutes passed by Congress and approved by the president,” American Legion legal counsel Philip Onderdonk, Jr. told The Daily Caller.

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22 Responses to “I.R.S and Lois Lerner going after the American Legion”

  1. … Lois Lerner is Dead Meat (again) … « Lake Erie Conservative Says:

    […] I.R.S and Lois Lerner going after the American Legion (bunkerville.wordpress.com) […]


  2. justturnright Says:

    QUOTE: “The IRS seems to be auditing veteran service organizations by requiring private member military service forms. If a post is unable or not willing to turn over this personal information, it’s possible they could face a fine of $1,000 per day”.

    Okay, my personal vocabulary has just failed me for the first time in quite a while.
    What comes after ‘utterly contemptible’?


  3. Jon Says:

    A quick check will show this is an issue going back 20 years. A 1995 crack down by the IRS on American Legion and VFW posts in Maryland found they owed more than a million dollars in back taxes. The tax code gives them tax exempt status for services to Veterans only. They were found to be providing too many services to nonmembers and “social” members who were not veterans. It is illegal for them to not declare income for their bar revenue, hall rental or gambling profits derived from non veterans. Making them keep records showing they are providing services to veterans is a reasonable rule. I guess from now on, every group that is subject to an audit or found cheating on taxes is going to claim they are being politically targeted.


    • bunkerville Says:

      An even hand is fine with me. Either a crack down on all or non is my opinion. You raise a good point and thanks for raising it. I have not heard of any progressives complaining and I would hope they would come forth. Keep in mind it was Los Lerner and her comment of targeting that raised this issue to where it is.


  4. Matt Says:

    I seem to recall that they really condemned the POTUS a while back. Seems that it’s time for payback, just like Valerie Jarrett promised.


  5. rjjrdq Says:

    They despise the military and everything associated with it.


  6. Steve Dennis Says:

    I saw this story but haven’t had the time to write about it because the regime is throwing so much at us right now. Of course this is part of the plan, hopefully there are enough of us out here to cover everything between us.
    What more proof do we need that the IRS is turning into Obama gestapo?


  7. LD Jackson Says:

    Another classic example of why the IRS has entirely too much power and even more leeway in how they exercise that power. Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a Congressional hearing with real teeth, purposed to rein in the IRS and keep them on a very short leash.


  8. Petermc3 Says:

    Now I’m pissed. I have been an American Legion Baseball umpire for years. This organization is comprised of dedicated volunteers and positive role models for the young men comprising the ranks of the ballplayers; just the kind of people the left frowns upon.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Just like the Tea Party. Made up of volunteers that have no time to give to this nonsense. Then again, they know there are no votes coming from these groups so lets torment them. What evil people they are.


  9. Jim at Asylum Watch Says:

    This administration doesn’t even try to hide its dispicable actions anymore. It’s IN YOUR FACE! And, if we don’t like, it’s just too bad. Their arrogance is boundless!


    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks. They will never take the boot off our necks.


      • Brittius Says:

        That’s part of their master scheme. They know that first the Tea Party was critical of the administration, and now the veterans. The Legion will see them in court because it’s complete nonsense. But, taxpayers pay for abortions and give kids in schools and prisons, condoms!
        Keep feeding the liberals enough rope…


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