IRS accused of targeting conservative charity groups

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The Internal Revenue Service is under fire for allegedly targeting conservative charity groups for extra scrutiny.

Documents set to be released this week by the IRS watchdog group relate to the agency’s handling of requests from groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Conservatives said the IRS agents specifically targeted Tea Party organizations and other groups that focused on government spending and the deficit.

Multiple conservative groups said their applications were delayed by lengthy requests from the government.

The acting IRS Commissioner and the Inspector General will testify at a house hearing Friday.