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Local Tea Party Group Says IRS Targeted It

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Updated: 5/13/2013 6:24 pm
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The Internal Revenue Service admits it gave some tea party groups a harder time.  The IRS apologized for singling out conservative groups. 

A local tea party group says it's one of the victims.

Kentucky 9/12 filed for tax-exempt status from the IRS.  The group says in February, 2012 the IRS sent a questionnaire asking for the names and addresses of everybody who attended its last rally. 

The group says it received 88 similar questions.  Kentucky 9/12 says the IRS required documentation, and only two weeks to reply.

In protest, the group never responded.

A member says he knew the IRS was not asking other groups for the same information. 

"We can't stand by quietly and allow government to walk all over people just because they think that they can.  As soon as more people realize that, I think we protect our freedoms and our liberties better in this country," said David Adams, a Kentucky 9-12 member.

Kentucky 9/12 says in early April the IRS granted it tax exempt status.  Adams says he's happy the IRS apologizes, but it's too little too late.
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