Skip to comments.IRS to propose specific limits on nonprofits’ political activities
Posted on 06/19/2014 4:22:12 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
The Internal Revenue Service will propose new guidelines next year that would cap the amount of political activity allowed for tax-exempt advocacy groups, according to the agencys commissioner.
The new plan, the agencys second attempt at writing guidelines for so-called social welfare groups, could be a game-changer for organizations such as Americans for Prosperity, part of a conservative network supported by Charles and David Koch, and the League of Conservation Voters, a group on the left.
Campaign-finance watchdogs have complained that a growing number of nonprofits are using dark money to influence elections, since the existing 501(c)(4) rules allow them to collect unlimited financial contributions without disclosing their donors. Stricter guidelines could make the groups less attractive to donors.
The IRSs latest plan would address questions left unanswered from the controversial draft guidelines that it unveiled in November. The initial proposal focused on defining political activity, leaving aside matters such as how much activity would be allowed.
The Center for Public Integrity first reported the latest IRS strategy Wednesday, citing an interview with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Koskinen said he expects a new draft of the 501(c)(4) regulations by early 2015.
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Well, they're back....
I can’t believe the American people are allowing the government to silence them. This is a de facto revocation of a large portion of the 1st Amendment.
Barack Obama has the same number of letters in his name as Adolf Hitler. This is not by coincidence.
Will only apply to Non Democrat Party Groups
To paraphrase Ernest Hollingsworth. “Theahs too much free speech ‘n goin’ on.”
In direct defiance of a SCOTUS ruling.
The administartion has effectively neutered Congress.
Now it is trying to neuter the courts.
The purpose of the IRS should be to raise revenue and not micromanage the speech of certain groups. Because it is unable to perform its function correctly, it should be abolished. (To say nothing of its penchant for abuse.) It’s time for a consumption tax to completely replace the present tax system.
One day. Soon. The home addresses of everybody that works for this criminal organization will be exposed.
Not a tear will be shed.
F U B O!
unelected bureaucrats and judges making law is lawlessness
Indeed, selectively enforced of course.
Does anyone with a brain believe, even for an Obama nanosecond, that such a rule will be enforced against liberal organizations?
So, that means the NAACP will have to curtail it’s advocacy. As well as Rainbow Push, ACORN (or whatever they call themselves now) and Al Sharpton. /s
‘Darrell Issa Calls On White House Attorney to Testify On IRS Email Scandal’
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa requested the testimony of White House Counsels Office lawyer Jennifer OConnor at next Tuesdays hearing on the IRS lost emails scandal.
Issa wrote a letter to OConnor, who worked at the IRS in the first months of its conservative targeting scandal in 2013 and was promoted to the White House earlier this year, asking her to appear alongside IRS commissioner John Koskinen at Tuesdays Oversight hearing. Issa made clear that he thinks OConnor knew or should have known that ex-IRS official Lois Lerners emails were missing.
The IRS claimed that it lost 24,000 of Lerners emails to and from other Obama administration agencies and the White House from 2009 to 2011, in addition to emails from six other IRS staffers. The emails are expected to be able to shed light on the IRS conservative targeting scandal that has plagued the Obama administration for more than a year.
From May 2013 until November 2013, you served in a career position at the IRS as the Counselor to the Commissioner, with the primary task of navigat[ing] the scandal over [the IRSs] reviews of conservative organizations, Issa wrote.
In this position, you had a direct and substantial role in the IRS response to congressional requests for documents, including documents sent or received by Ms. Lerner, Issa wrote. In fact, IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins, when asked who was supervising the collection of, documents relating to the committees requests for material, responded Tom Kane and Jennifer [OConnor] are the two I would identify as the key supervisors.
Given your prominent role in supervising the IRSs document review and production processes, you likely knew or should have known that the IRS was missing a portion of e-mails sent or received by Ms. Lerner responsive to the Committees subpoena, Issa wrote.
Sander Levin is a big putz! a tool of the left.....