Special to SEGAZINE
Powder Springs resident Tom Maloy, who serves on the board of the Marietta-based Georgia Tea Party, said his group was among the conservative organizations targeted by the Internal Revenue Service.
The Georgia Tea Party applied for a tax exempt 501(c)(4) status in 2009. The process took more than three years to achieve.
The first year, the IRS simply ignored the tea party’s inquiries. When it eventually did contact the tea party, it was to tell them their application could not be found, Maloy said.