Protect our state from the IRS

As the chief tax official, the Texas Comptroller office has a relationship with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Comptroller’s office should continue that relationship as part of its duty as the state’s taxing authority. However, given recent revelations regarding the IRS harassment of conservative non-profit organizations and activists and donors, the Comptroller should make this relationship a two-way street. Why not have the Comptroller’s staff be a resource for Texans demanding to know what the IRS is up to when it attempts to abuse its offices to discriminate against taxpayers who are vocal in their political beliefs? I’ll get to the bottom of IRS abuse in Texas – whether it’s abusive audits, unnecessary delays with tax-exempt applications, or any unlawful disclosure of personal information.