Aug 22 2013
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today released the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Services’ (IRS) attempt to audit veteran service organizations in Kansas and across the country:
“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. 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.
“I am deeply concerned about this revelation and will insist on answers. This policy seems to be crafted with the oversight of Lois Lerner and deserves, at a minimum, a thorough look to make certain the IRS is not overstepping bounds of privacy and respect for our nation’s heroes.”
Sen. Moran is calling on Acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel and hopes to receive answers immediately.