IRS: Letter from CLC & Democracy 21 regarding Petition for Rulemaking on Candidate Election Activities by Section 501(c)(4) Groups


A letter written to the Senators after news reports that Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and other Republican Senators sent a letter to the IRS urging the agency to delay undertaking any effort to revise IRS regulations that govern the extent to which a group eligible for tax-exempt status as a section 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organization can engage in candidate campaign activity. The Campaign Legal Center's letter urges Senators in the strongest possible terms to ignore this partisan pressure or any other partisan attempts to dissuade the IRS from carrying out its responsibilities to properly interpret the tax laws and protect the interests of American taxpayers and voters.