Clinton Administration IRS Targeted CWA for Harassment

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Nance: “CWA spent seven years and upwards of $25,000 cooperating with the IRS in completely politically motivated audits between 1993 and December 2000.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the admission of IRS officials that they had unjustly targeted conservative groups as far back as March 2010, Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance in the brief statement below gives witness to the longstanding history of IRS harassment during Democratic presidencies:

“The IRS harassment of conservatives is not new. Concerned Women for America received similar treatment during the Clinton Administration. CWA spent seven years and upwards of $25,000 cooperating with the IRS in completely politically motivated audits between 1993 and December 2000. Over a course of 10 accounting periods (five for Concerned Women for America/five for Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee) the IRS would send 3-4 pages of questions, never answered with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ but often requiring reams of documentation from our accounting offices. We had three separate auditors during that time period. Each would get back after a few weeks or months of us submitting two or three accordion files worth of answers. Finally, after all of that, the IRS sent us an end-of-audit letter saying they would accept all 10 accounting periods without any recommended changes – unheard of after a seven-year audit – the day after Al Gore conceded the 2000 election. Coincidental, I’m sure. Our conclusion was that the Clinton Administration had, for purely political purposes, either through direct consent or poor management, allowed the IRS to use its authority to harass us in an effort to distract us from our core mission, wasting both our tax dollars and our donor dollars.”

If you would like to schedule an interview with CWA CEO and President Penny Nance or a CWA representative, please contact Alison Howard at 202-266-4816 or [email protected]
Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders and over 30 years of service to our nation
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