Tea party activist Everett Wilkinson says he feels “a little vindicated” now that the Internal Revenue Service has admitted it singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny going back at least to 2010.
Wilkinson, one of the founders of the South Florida Tea Party in 2009, said his group’s application to the IRS for tax-exempt status was met with “a huge series of questions” and then follow-up queries. Other tea party activists he was in touch with around the U.S. reported similar hassles in dealing with the IRS and its Cincinnati office, Wilkinson said.
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