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Breitbart News says IRS targeted company for audit


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breitbart-news-says-irs-targeted-company-for-auditFox News:

The company that runs the conservative Breitbart.com news site says the IRS has selected the network for an audit, in a move company executives suggest is politically motivated.

 

Breitbart News Network, a California-based company which runs several conservative websites, says the IRS recently audited its 2012 financial information.

 

"The Obama administration's timing on this is exquisite, but try as they might through various methods to silence us, we will only get more emboldened,” Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, said in a written statement.

 

The audit comes as the agency faces sustained complaints that it targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny as they sought nonprofit status, before the agency ended the practice last year.

 

Since the practice was made public – by the IRS itself and the inspector general’s office – other conservative groups have come forward claiming they were subjected to unwarranted scrutiny by the agency.

 

In this case, it remains unclear whether the apparent audit of Breitbart News is anything out of the ordinary. The IRS conducts audits of tens of thousands of businesses every year.

 

An IRS spokesman said Tuesday that federal law prohibits the agency from discussing any taxpayer case, and he declined to comment on the suggestion that the audit was politically motivated.

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Lois Lerner was unavailable for comment...

 


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