Cause of Action Institute Files Complaint Against IRS for Destroying Records

Washington, DC – The Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today filed a legal complaint against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its commissioner, John Koskinen, for refusing to capture and preserve electronic communications of employees that deal with official business, as required by the law. CoA Institute President & […]

Related Documents: IRS Oversight

Proposed Rulemaking FOIA Request and Lawsuit First Amended Complaint (February 20, 2014) First Amended Complaint Exhibits IRS Complaint (February 5, 2013) Lawsuit concerning proposed rulemaking Exhibits FOIA Request to IRS regarding communications with outside groups regarding the Notice of Proposed Rule Making IRS FOIA Request (December 24, 2013) Comment on IRS’s Guidance for […]

Bloomberg BNA: Groups Push Obama Executive Order To Halt IRS Proposed Section 501(c)(4) Rules

An excerpt from a May 2, 2014 Bloomberg BNA story: Cause of Action, a conservative government accountability group, is asking the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to force the Internal Revenue Service to declare that its proposed rule on limiting the political activities of Section 501(c)(4) organizations is “a […]

Daily Caller: COMPLAINT: IRS ‘improperly withheld’ documents on new nonprofit rules

Cause of Action requested communications between the IRS and the administration to ensure that political bias did not factor into the design of new rules

CBS News: Republicans ratchet up scrutiny of the IRS

Watchdog group Cause of Action filed a lawsuit to delay the rules

Washington Post: Unions, trade associations worried about possible IRS rule changes

“a back door attempt to stifle political opponents”

Cause of Action Sues IRS Over Proposed Regulations Affecting Nonprofits

Today Cause of Action took three actions to push back against the IRS’s proposed regulations concerning political activity by nonprofits. 1. A request for the IRS to extend the comment period for its proposed rules affecting 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations. 2. An Information Quality Act petition challenging the IRS’s paperwork burden […]