IRS acting commissioner resigns after TIGTA report faults IRS in tea party controversy

05/15/2013 | JournalofAccountancy.com

On the day the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration's report on the Internal Revenue Service's tea party scandal was released to the public, President Barack Obama announced that he had asked for and received the resignation of Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. “We're going to hold the responsible parties accountable,” the president said, and he has directed the Treasury Secretary to make sure the IRS implements the recommendations in TIGTA's report, which detailed the IRS’s improper methods for determining which organizations applying for Sec. 501(c)(4) status were scrutinized for prohibited political activities.

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