GOP senator blasts IRS for auditing American Legion posts

Earlier in the week, Military.com, a site that serves the military and veterans, reported that the IRS is now requiring American Legion posts to keep detailed records on their members, including dates of service and service records. Failing to keep these records can result in a fine of $1,000 per day.

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Moran said he would demand answers about the IRS policy from Acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel. He added that the policy seems to be in line with something Lois Lerner would devise — she was the director of tax-exempt organizations at the IRS before being put on paid administrative leave in light of the scandal involving the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.

"This policy seems to be crafted with the oversight of Lois Lerner and deserves, at a minimum, a thorough look to make certain the IRS is not overstepping bounds of privacy and respect for our nation's heroes," Moran said.