Watchdog Groups Call on IRS to Investigate American Tradition Partnership; Cite Its Reported Submission of Apparent False Information to the IRS Regarding Its Application for Tax-exempt Status

  In a letter sent today to the IRS, Democracy 21, joined by the Campaign Legal Center, called on the agency to investigate whether American Tradition Partnership (ATP), formerly known as Western Tradition Partnership (WTP), obtained its section 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status based on false information submitted to the IRS. According to the letter from the …

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Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center Charge the IRS With Indefensible Abdication of Responsibility

In a letter sent to the Internal Revenue Service today, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center charged the IRS with an “indefensible abdication of responsibility” in failing “to include the section 501(c)(4) regulations dealing with political activity on the agency’s Priority Guidance Plan” for the next twelve months. The failure to include a review …

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Watchdog Groups Send New Letter to IRS that Further Documents that Crossroads GPS Is Not Entitled to 501(c)(4) Status

Watchdog Groups Send New Letter to IRS that Further Documents that Crossroads GPS Is Not Entitled to 501(c)(4) Status Includes Transcripts of All Crossroads GPS Ads Run From January 1, 2012 to September 24, 2012 Democracy 21, joined by the Campaign Legal Center, sent a letter to the IRS today, attaching transcripts of all of the ads run by …

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Watchdog Groups Submit New Information to IRS Showing Crossroads GPS Not Entitled to Section 501(c)(4) Tax-Exempt Status

WATCHDOG GROUPS SUBMIT NEW INFORMATION TO IRS SHOWING CROSSROADS GPS NOT ENTITLED TO SECTION 501(c)(4) TAX-EXEMPT STATUS; CALL ON IRS TO ACT PROMTPLY TO DENY 501(C)(4) STATUS TO CROSSROADS In a letter sent to the IRS today, Democracy 21, joined by the Campaign Legal Center, submitted new information to the agency showing that Crossroads GPS …

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Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center Again Call on IRS to Investigate Eligibility of Crossroads GPS for Tax-Exempt Status as “Social Welfare” Organization

In a letter sent to the IRS today, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center again called on the agency “to investigate and take appropriate enforcement action against Crossroads GPS regarding its claimed status as a section 501(c)(4) tax-exempt ‘social welfare’ organization.” Crossroads GPS is the brainchild of long-time Republican party operative Karl Rove. The …

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Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center Again Call on IRS to Initiate Rulemaking Proceeding to Revise and Clarify Eligibility Requirements for 501(c)(4) Tax-Exempt Status

In a letter sent today to the Internal Revenue Service, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center called on the agency to promptly initiate a rulemaking proceeding to revise and clarify its regulations that spell out how much campaign activity 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organizations can engage in under the Internal Revenue Code. According to the …

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Watchdog Groups Call on IRS to Ignore Efforts to Dissuade the Agency from Investigating Eligibility of Political Groups for Tax-Exempt Status as 501(c)(4) “Social Welfare” Groups

In a letter sent to the IRS today, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center called on the agency to ignore any “pushback” against IRS investigations that are necessary to determine whether groups are attempting to improperly claim tax exempt status as 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organizations. According to the letter, an article in The New …

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