The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collects revenue for the United States federal government. In 2013, the IRS admitted that it delayed and/or denied 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization applications to conservative and Republican organizations, who felt that the IRS was used as a political tool under the administration of President Barack Obama (a Democrat). The IRS nickname “Internal Revenge Service” became popular in April and May 2013. An isolated earlier citation of this nickname was on Twitter on October 13, 2011.
The IRS has also been nicknamed the “Infernal Revenue Service” (cited in print since at least 1956), “Income Reduction Service” (cited in print since at least 1990), “Internal Rectal Service” (used by Congressman James Traficant in 2000), “Internal Rotten Scoundrels” (cited at an “Abolish the IRS” rally in 2013) and “IRSS” (IRS + SS, popular since May 2013).
Wikipedia: Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The government agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and the interpretation and enforcement of the Internal Revenue Code.
The first income tax was assessed in 1862 to raise funds for the American Civil War, with a rate of 3%. Today the IRS collects over $2.4 trillion each tax year from around 234 million tax returns.
In 2013, the IRS became embroiled in a political scandal in which it was discovered that the agency subjected conservative or conservative-sounding groups filing for tax-exempt status to extra scrutiny.
found bloodied letter on my front door from the Internal Revenge Service claiming ‘it ends tonight’ - Consequences of this?
12:10 AM - 13 Oct 2011
The Progressive Mind
An Obama Dictionary
Posted on April 16, 2013 by Ken
IRS: Internal Revenge Service
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
IRS=Internal Revenge Service
(A cartoon is shown.—ed.)
Obama’s IRS - “Internal REVENGE Service” pic.twitter.com/IdfxeQ3SwX
6:25 PM - 23 May 2013
IRS: INTERNAL REVENGE SERVICE
by JENNY BETH MARTIN 13 Jun 2013
Was the IRS used as a tool of revenge against Obamacare opponents?
Obama’s IRS, the Internal Revenge Service.
#obama #irs #nsa #doj #epa #tyranny #tcot #teaparty pic.twitter.com/Pwfa9mbh8q
6:13 PM - 31 Jan 2014
@DarrellIssa this is more like the truth:
Lois Lerner, head of “The Internal Revenge Service”! pic.twitter.com/z3WwD6rhRo
2:49 PM - 6 Mar 2014
When did the IRS become the Internal Revenge Service?
6:24 PM - 15 Jul 2014
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