IRS Chief Resigns Amid Scandal Over Targeted Tax Scrutiny

Law360, Los Angeles (May 15, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT) -- Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller has resigned from his post in response to the controversy over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups in relation to applications for tax-exempt status, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.

The announcement comes just one day after U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said he had initiated a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the IRS’ extra scrutiny of conservative organizations and Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt status. The IRS is accused of singling out nonprofit applicants with...
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