IRS scrutinized Albuquerque tea party's application

Posted at: 05/14/2013 9:06 AM | Updated at: 05/14/2013 9:07 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The head of the Albuquerque tea party says the group's application for nonprofit tax status is among those of tea party groups nationally targeted for extra scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service.

The IRS has disclosed that IRS workers looked for groups with "tea party" and "patriot" in their names when deciding which applications to check to see whether the groups complied with eligibility restrictions on political activity.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque tea party President Rick Harbaugh says the IRS in late 2011 requested hundreds of pages of additional documentation.

That was nearly two years after the group first applied for nonprofit tax status in 2009.

Harbaugh says the group is still waiting for a decision on its application.

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