Amid backlash, IRS delays new U.S. rules for social welfare groups

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U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) questions outgoing acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller during a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) questions outgoing acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller during a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 17, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans claimed victory on Thursday after the Internal Revenue Service said it will delay and rewrite proposed rules for tax-exempt, social welfare groups that were at the heart of the agency's a political controversy last year.

"This proposed rule was wrong from the start," said Republican Representative Dave Camp, chairman of the tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives.

"Hopefully the IRS and the Obama Administration will think twice before ever trying to go down this path again," he said in a statement.

Since the rules were introduced in November 2013, Republicans have tried to stop them from being finalized.

The proposed rules would limit the political activities of social welfare groups that fall under Section 501

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Bakhtin wrote:
“U.S. Republicans claimed victory”

How naive of them…

May 22, 2014 12:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
njglea wrote:
One more reason to get every “conservative” out of Congress, state legislatures, county offices and city offices including dog catcher. They think they own OUR country and we disrespectfully disagree.

May 23, 2014 9:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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