IRS BOLO Lists Discontinued After Additional Inappropriate Criteria Discovered

The IRS has suspended the use of most watch lists after learning it had more than one "be on the lookout" (BOLO) list that included inappropriate criteria for scrutinizing organizations seeking tax-exempt status, the agency revealed June 24.
 
IRS Principal Deputy Commissioner Daniel Werfel told reporters that when he began his 30-day review of the agency's mishandling of conservative groups' exemption applications, he discovered that the exempt organizations unit was still using BOLO lists that included inappropriate or questionable criteria.

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