IRS names new official as investigations continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has named a new official to help oversee the workers who process applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Until now that post has been held by Holly Paz. Her name has surfaced in the investigations into IRS mistreatment of conservative groups seeking a tax-exempt designation.

An internal IRS announcement said Friday that Karen Schiller will have that job.

According to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, Paz was involved in an internal IRS investigation that in May 2012 essentially concluded that the agency had been targeting conservative groups.

That was a year before the IRS revealed the targeting publicly.

The announcement did not address Paz’s status. Some other IRS workers involved have been put on administrative leave.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s