27 Aug '13, 11pm

Senator accuses IRS of targeting vets groups

A Kansas senator wants the IRS to explain why veterans groups are being asked to prove their members actually served in the military. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said he is “troubled” by an IRS rule that could make veterans service organizations provide DD-214 separation documents “for every member at posts around the country.” The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans group, has about 2.4 million members and 14,000 posts. Veterans of Foreign Wars, with 1.5 million members, is the nation’s second largest veterans group. It has more than 7,600 chapters The policy that has Moran and others excited was published in January 2011 in an Internal Revenue Service Manual chapter covering tax-exempt veterans’ service organizations. Apparently, the policy is just now getting attention from veterans’ groups. “There is no group of Americans I hold in higher regard than our natio...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20130827/NEWS05/3082...

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