A government report blasting the Internal Revenue Service for its spending on seminars, speakers and training videos lists 22 Georgia conferences at high-end hotels in downtown Atlanta and on St. Simons Island off the Georgia coast.
Tea party groups are planning a protest at the Georgia Capitol over the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service during the 2010 and 2012 elections. It's one of several planned across the country on Tuesday. In Atlanta, the event is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.
Leaders of two conservative political groups in Georgia say they say faced invasive questioning from the Internal Revenue Service. Nationwide, an investigation into the IRS' targeting of conservative political groups nationwide is widening.
More than 7,000 Geogia non-profit organizations are losing their tax-exempt status. The IRS has revoked their ability to collect money tax-free because they haven't filed a new form. Many of the groups are simply defunct. But others might not have heard about the small, postcard-sized form.
New revenue numbers show collections are up significantly from this time last year. The state netted $148 million more last month over February 2010. That’s a 26 percent spike. Individual income tax collection drove the rise, more than doubling from last year to $185 million. But state officials attribute the jump to an accounting change.