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Two SC groups say they were targeted by IRS

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says he’s gotten calls from two conservative groups that feel they were wrongfully targeted by the Internal Revenue Service.

Spokesman Mark Powell says the Myrtle Beach Tea Party contacted Wilson’s office this week and provided documents showing they had sought but not received tax-exempt status.

Officials from the Laurens County Tea Party have also contacted Wilson.

Wilson said he wants to hear from groups that felt they may have been hassled after the IRS acknowledged targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. The IRS has apologized for the tax agency’s heightened scrutiny of tea party affiliates and other conservative groups with certain words or phrases in their materials.

Powell says Wilson is sending the information to federal authorities and South Carolina’s congressional delegation.


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