George Yin

Saving the IRS

Virginia Law Review Online


The current controversy involving the IRS's administration of the exempt organization (EO) tax laws is simply the latest in a long succession of similar questions spanning at least five decades. This essay proposes addressing the problem through increased transparency of the IRS's administrative actions involving EOs. Opening up more decision-making to public scrutiny would tend to deter IRS misbehavior, reduce suspicions of such misconduct, and promote fuller communication both to establish impropriety and avert false charges against the agency. 


George K. Yin, Saving the IRS, 100 Virginia Law Review Online 22–36 (2014).

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