ActRight Legal Foundation has taken immediate legal action for its clients following recent news that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status and possibly employed political criteria in completing audits of non-profit organizations.
In a statement made on May 10, 2013, Lois Lerner, the Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division, admitted that the IRS singled out applications for 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) status received by conservative groups. She admitted that additional scrutiny was placed on those groups by sending numerous, extensive requests for additional information, which ultimately caused long delays in receiving a determination on their tax-exempt statuses. For example, groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their title were subjected to such additional scrutiny. . . Act Now