Tag: 501c4

Xavier Becerra (Alex Wong / Getty)

IRS Scandal: Coming Soon to California

California’s new Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, intends to pursue non-profit groups that he claims are doing more political work than charity or social welfare work.

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New IRS Audit Process: Still Trouble for Conservative ‘Dark Money’

The Internal Revenue Service is trying to recover from allegations of obstruction of justice regarding Lois Lerner’s regarding purported biased recommendations that targeted conservative groups for audit and prevented Tea Parties from gaining not-for-profit status. Now, the IRS just appointed three relatively inexperienced managers to serve as the gatekeepers for reviewing 501(c)4 “dark money pools” and their political activity, according to an agency memo leaked to the OpenSecrets Blog.