Nov 26, 2013 — The agency came under fire earlier this year for targeting conservative groups. It says new guidelines will make its job easier and give organizations a better sense of what they can and cannot do, and still retain their tax-exempt status.
Jun 4, 2013 — An inspector general's report takes aim at how the IRS spent its money at a 2010 conference. It concludes the agency could have spent less than the $4.1 million it expended.
Jun 4, 2013 — Representatives of conservative groups that were targeted by the IRS tell Congress about the delays and demands they encountered when applying for tax-exempt status.
May 21, 2013 — Under Douglas Shulman's watch, IRS personnel singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny. That, he conceded Tuesday, has "justifiably led to questions" about the tax agency's motivation.
May 17, 2013 — "I think we overreached in '98 — how's that for a quote you can use?" the former House speaker says of the Clinton impeachment. Now he tells fellow Republicans that they need to be "calm and factual" as they pursue answers from the Obama administration about the IRS and other scandals.
May 17, 2013 — Steven Miller, who was forced to submit his resignation as head of the agency this week, testified before Congress. Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike are angry over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.
May 16, 2013 — The president names Daniel Werfel to replace outgoing acting commissioner Steven Miller, who was ousted Wednesday in the wake of a scandal over IRS scrutiny of conservative groups.
May 14, 2013 — The extra scrutiny given to some conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status has sparked outrage. Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller blames "shortcuts," not politics. He and other IRS officials didn't alert Congress to what was happening when they could have last year.
May 13, 2013 — Groups that focused on issues such as government spending, taxes and making America "a better place to live" were given extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status, according to news reports. That's in addition to the "tea party" and "patriot" groups the IRS has apologized for singling out.
May 10, 2013 — During the 2012 campaign, some organizations complained they were being unfairly scrutinized. A top IRS official said groups that included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in applications for tax-exempt status were subjected to additional reviews.