Tea Party groups

In a legal settlement that still awaits a federal judge's approval, the IRS "expresses its sincere apology" for mistreating a conservative organization called Linchpins of Liberty — along with 40 other conservative groups — in their applications for tax-exempt status.

And in a second case, NorCal Tea Party Patriots and 427 other groups suing the IRS also reached a "substantial financial settlement" with the government.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to produce information about tax-exempt applications for a tea party lawsuit over targeting of conservative groups.

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. 

House Committee Holds Hearing On IRS Scandal

Jul 26, 2013

The Ohio House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee met in Cincinnati Thursday to hear from conservative and progressive groups who claim they were targeted by the IRS.

IRS Blames Cincinnati Agents For Singling Out Conservative Groups

May 14, 2013

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service say agents in the Cincinnati office may be responsible subjecting some conservative groups to extra scrutiny.