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List of red flags that attract IRS scrutiny

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On Monday morning, ABC News reported that “The targeting of conservatives by the IRS started earlier and was more extensive than the IRS acknowledged last week. …” Accompanying its story, ABC has posted a draft IRS inspector general report. Below, I’ve collected a list of the factors in applications for tax-exempt status that the IRS determined were red flags that warranted closer scrutiny between 2010 and 2012:

» ”Tea Party”

» ”Patriots”

» “9/12″

» “We the People”

» “Take Back the Country”

» “Political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding government, educating on the constitution and bill of rights, social economic reform/movement”

» "Issues include Government spending, Government debt, or taxes”

» Education via advocacy/lobbying to “make America a better place to live.”

» “Criticiz(ing) how the country is being run.”

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