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Texas tea partiers targeted by IRS

(Fort Worth Star-Telegram) At least one North Texas conservative group was among those targeted for additional scrutiny by the IRS in recent years, local officials say.

North East Tarrant Tea Party officials say their organization became a focus of the government after seeking tax-exempt status. That’s when federal officials gave them a laundry list of more than a dozen requests for additional information.

“We haven’t talked about it much but, YES, we at NETTP were harassed for years by the IRS,” a message posted on the group’s website read. “In fact, they didn’t come after us just once, but twice.”