(Catholic.org) Startling allegations are emerging in the midst of the Internal Revenue Service scandal. Dr. Anne Hendershott, a devout Catholic and a noted sociologist, professor and author, says that she believes she may have been one of the IRS’s targets. Hendershott claims that the IRS audited her in 2010 and demanded to know who was paying her and “what their politics were.”
Hendershott says she received a phone in May of that year in which she said she was being audited. A letter that followed on May 19, 2010 solidified the IRS’s request to meet her in person two months later in July. The professor told the Blaze that she believes that the situation surrounding hers was more-than-curious.
“The IRS calls my house and says . ‘I just wanted to let you know that we’re going to be auditing your business’ and I said ‘My businesses?’ and he said, ‘You know the expenses you take off for writing,” she recalls.
Not operating an entrepreneurial endeavor in the traditional sense, Hendershott was surprised she was being audited on business grounds. Hendershott occasionally freelances for Catholic outlets and for the Wall Street Journal – can this be considered a “business” activity?