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originally posted by: TheRedneck
Quite possibly the most feared agency in the government, unfairly targeting citizens for peaceful political views.
Now admitted to by the US government.
Why is this not front page news on every newspaper/blog/cable news show in the country? The fact it is not tells me there's a lot more to come out.
While the IRS takes its time auditing “political” non-profits, many groups who want to become involved in the political process find that forming a 501(c)(4) is the best way to achieve their goals. Although the organization will be subject to tax on its political activity, the organization is not required to reveal its donors to the public and also can engage in issue advocacy, lobbying and other activity to benefit the “social welfare” of the community without that activity counting toward its “political activity” threshold.