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Saturday, October 22, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1262: Z Street Receives 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status, Seven Years After Filing Application

IRS Logo 2Politico Morning Tax, Welcome to the Club, Z Street:

The conservative, pro-Israel group was just granted its tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status, almost seven years after it first applied. Z Street had sued the IRS, making the case that its tax-exempt application drew extra scrutiny from the agency because of its disagreements with the Obama administration over Israel. Other conservatives also accused the IRS of foot-dragging, which they connected to the agency’s improper scrutiny of tea party groups. Plus, there was at least one guy popular with Democrats who gave the IRS poor marks for its handling of the application: Judge Merrick Garland, now President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, who heaped scorn on the IRS’s argument that it had a cushion protecting it from the lawsuit.

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Meanwhile, the Democrats use their nonprofit activist groups to organize violence directed at their political opponents and to act as intermediaries between the DNC, campaigns, and PACs to coordinate activities.

Posted by: wodun | Oct 22, 2016 8:15:03 PM