Official: IRS ‘Misled’ Congress

Official: IRS ‘Misled’ Congress

The embattled IRS continues to struggle in its efforts to reestablish legitimacy amid an ever-growing series of scandals and mishaps.

Just last week it was revealed that the agency is refusing to release thousands of new emails discovered by an Inspector General in the ongoing Lois Lerner scandal.

That reality comes only a few weeks after a report revealed the tax returns of more than 100,000 Americans had been hacked, costing the government over $50 million.

Now, a former IRS official is saying that the agency ‘misled’ Congress over budget allocations.

Former associate commissioner Michael Keegan testified that the IRS requested $500 million to replace an outdated data center in Maryland.

However, even after the new structure was completed, the IRS continued to use the supposedly outdated building to house hundreds of employees.