CINCINNATI - State Rep. Mike Dovilla, announced Thursday that the House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee will conduct a field hearing on Ohioans targeted by the IRS for tax-exempt status based on political leanings.
The committee hearing will take place on Thursday, July 25 at 1 p.m. at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services.
On May 28, State Representatives Terry Johnson and Dale Mallory introduced House Concurrent Resolution 27 to urge the IRS to take immediate action to correct its policies and stop targeting organizations applying for tax-exempt status based on the organization's political affiliation.
In announcing the hearing, Chairman Dovilla said, “The U.S. Constitution and the Ohio Constitution provide Ohioans with the right peaceably to assemble and petition their government. It is unacceptable and appalling that government personnel would seek to harass ordinary citizens and the groups which they formed in order to prevent their full participation in our democratic republic.”
The hearing will focus on Ohioans who were discriminated against by the IRS's Cincinnati office based on the political leanings gathered from IRS forms.
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