Posts Tagged: 501(c)(4)

501(c)(4) Scandal Focuses In on IRS's Political Bias

September 12, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Congressional ax, IRS, News, Nonprofits

Democrats and Republicans on a Senate investigative panel reviewing the so-called tea party scandal agree that the IRS used improper methods to scrutinize the exemption applications of social welfare organizations. But the agreement stops there. The Democrat-led Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations found that there was “no evidence of IRS political bias” in the agency’s actions. …


Money Back for Delayed 501(c)(4)s?

July 2, 2013 Posted by Jessica Shofler in IRS, News

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (“TAS”) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers having trouble dealing with the IRS. With the slogan, “Your Voice at the IRS,” it’s only natural that TAS weigh in on the IRS’ recent 501(c)(4) review troubles. While TAS doesn’t have any investigative authority, in a recent report to Congress …


Watch Out Politically Minded 501(c)(4)s, the NY AG is Getting to Work

August 24, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in News

While the IRS finally agreed to reevaluate regulations concerning politically minded 501(c)(4)s, the NY Attorney General isn’t happy just sitting around and waiting. Instead, NY AG Eric Schneiderman recently sent letters to over 20 politically motivated 501(c)(4) organizations, asking for tax and other financial records. Democratic and republican organizations alike are receiving these requests, including …


IRS Considers Reevaluating Politically Minded 501(c)(4) Orgs

July 25, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Advocacy, IRS, News, Policy

As we posted here and here, advocates for campaign finance reform have been demanding for the past year that the IRS investigate politically motivated “social welfare” or 501(c)(4) organizations. These calls to action have finally paid off. Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit, stated last week that the “IRS is aware …