IRS commissioner visits Indy, talks about scandal

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — With his agency facing intense criticism, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen was in Indianapolis Wednesday morning.

During his trip he talked about the scandal over the tax filing status of conservative political groups that hit his agency.

He also spoke about the growing concern over missing emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner.

“I understand the concern that when there’s an investigation going on and some evidence is not available, people are legitimately concerned about it,” Koskinen said.

But the reason for Koskinen’s visit is changes to this year’s tax forms. Many are because of the Affordable Care Act. Subsidies were granted to millions of taxpayers, and the agency is preparing to field an additional 11 million calls during tax season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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