Tea Party plans protest outside Boston IRS office

The IRS admits it targeted conservative groups during last year's election
The IRS admits it targeted conservative groups during last year’s election

Local Tea Party members will be protesting outside the Boston office of the Internal Revenue Service Tuesday as part of nationwide protests of the IRS targeting scandal.

The activists called for other members to meet up at noon and protest outside the JFK Federal Building near Government Center and Faneuil Hall. The building houses the Boston IRS office.

In a statement posted on its website, the Greater Boston Tea Party admonished the IRS for the scandal that has led to the resignation of an agency head after it was revealed that workers were targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny dating back to 2010.

“The Greater Boston Tea Party is greatly distressed to learn that a department of the federal government, in its oversight of our tax system, has routinely targeted for intimidation and harassment citizen activist organizations, based on their conservative political ideology,” the group said. “This behavior matters to every American. No department of government at any level has the power or authority to target individuals or organizations based on ideology.”

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