House Republican leaders say they want the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Internal Revenue Service over the way agents scrutinized applications by tea party groups for tax exempt status.
A federal grand jury has indicted a local income tax preparer and four business owners in a conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and help file false tax returns.
The Ohio House Policy and Legislative Oversight committee wants to hear from people who believe they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service because of their political beliefs.
Two Internal Revenue Service agents working in the Cincinnati office say higher-ups in Washington directed the targeting of conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.
Some Ohio conservative activists who say they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service when they applied for tax-exempt status are heading to Washington as federal investigations widen.
A tax-preparation glitch could delay the returns of an estimated 30 thousand Ohioans by up to six weeks.