June 19, 2018

501(c)4

People are Getting a Little Worked Up Over Proposed IRS Non-Profit Guidance

YOU SHALL NOT STIFLE MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BE A PARTISAN GROUP PRETENDING TO BE A SOCIAL WELFARE GROUP! Richard Rubin points out this morning that the topic at hand — Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities (REG-134417-13) — is generating quite the vocal buzz. This should come as no surprise […]

The House Ways and Means Committee Is Still Mad at the IRS

GEEZ you guys, let it go already: [T]he Ways & Means Committee went ahead today and approved H.R. 3865, the STOP Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act.  As its title suggests, this legislation will stop the IRS in its rush to implement these rules.  This allows Congress to continue its investigations, which have […]

Here Are Some of Things People Are Saying About the IRS Scandal

As you've probably heard by now, the head of the IRS's tax-exempt organizations divison, Lois Lerner, apologized on Friday that the agency targeted 501(c)4 organizations with "Tea Party" and "patriot" in their names. Lerner said this was not done out of political bias, because, as we all know, those words don't hold any political overtones.  […]