House Passes Legislation to Limit IRS Powers
 

House Passes Legislation to Limit IRS Powers

The House passed three pieces of legislation Wednesday aimed at limiting the authority of the Internal Revenue Service in response to scandals involving the extra scrutiny given to political groups applying for tax-exempt status as social welfare organizations.

All three bills were introduced by Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, who has participated in several of the congressional hearings and investigations probing the IRS’s actions, including the disappearance of emails from Lois Lerner, the former director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS, and other IRS employees. Read more on Accounting Today.