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US Tax Agency Head Steve Miller resigned over targeting Conservative Political Groups

May 16, 2013 17:44 IST

Steven Miller, the acting director of the Internal Revenue Service on 15 May 2013 had resigned amid the criticism over the tax agency's handling of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

The Scandal came into highlight when it was found that officials studying tax exempt status applications singled out groups with names including phrases like Tea Party or Patriots, which could thus be expected to be fiercely opposed to US President Barack Obama.

Steven Miller, said in a message to colleagues there was a strong and immediate need to restore public trust in the nation's tax agency. The scandal has been one of several to enervate the White House in recent days.

Analysing the situation President Barack Obama asserted that had reviewed the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report on the IRS's targeting of conservative groups and found the misconduct uncovered was inexcusable.

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