Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center Challenge Tax Exempt Status of Groups by Internal Revenue Service

Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center sent a letter today to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) challenging the eligibility of four organizations engaged in campaign activity to be treated as 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations. Democracy 21 took the lead in preparing the IRS letter. The letter to the IRS called for prompt investigations and …

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Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center Challenge Legality of IRS Regulations as Failing to Properly Limit Campaign Activity by 501(c)(4) Organizations

Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center filed a petition today with the Internal Revenue Service challenging the legality of IRS regulations that define whether an organization that conducts campaign activity is entitled to obtain or maintain tax-exempt status as a section 501(c)(4) organization. Under Section 553(e) of the Administrative Procedure Act, “Each agency shall …

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Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center Call on IRS to Investigate Crossroads GPS to Determine If Group is Improperly Claiming 501(c)(4) Tax Status to Avoid Disclosing its Donors to the Public

In a letter to the Internal Revenue Service today, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center called on the IRS to investigate whether Crossroads GPS, a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization, "is operating in violation of its tax status because it has a primary purpose of participating in political campaigns in support of, or in opposition to, …

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