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IRS left Congress in dark on tax checks

Did not detail federal targeting of Tea Party outfits

WASHINGTON — Steven T. Miller, the acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner, failed to tell Congress that Tea Party groups were being inappropriately targeted, even after he had been briefed on the matter.

The IRS said Monday that Miller was first informed on May 3, 2012, that applications for tax-exempt status by Tea Party groups were inappropriately singled out for extra, sometimes burdensome scrutiny.

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