Money For Nothing and the Housing For Free

On Thursday, November 21, the district court of the Western District of Wisconsin declared (part of) the parsonage exemption—a special tax provision for certain religious persons—unconstitutional.  Continue reading

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Lois Lerner and Felonious Accusations [edited 11/1/2013]

ImagePity Lois Lerner. She chose a poor time to act as Director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations division, what with the Tea Party scandal, which resulted first in her being placed on paid administrative leave, and then to her resignation.

Even after her tenure at the IRS, though, Ms. Lerner can’t catch a break. On Halloween, Judicial Watch broke the news that she provided detailed, confidential information concerning the tax exempt application status and returns of conservative groups to the FEC in violation of federal law.  Continue reading