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Tea Party at The Internal Revenue Service: The Basics
As the flow of details in the "IRS scandal" continue to emerge, I think it's worth taking a look at exactly what all the fuss is about: The 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization.
That last link, from the Internal Revenue Service, has this under "Statutory Provisions":
- "Civic leagues or organizations not organized for profit but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare."
- "Local associations of employees, the membership of which is limited to the employees of a designated person or persons in a particular municipality and the net earnings of which are devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes."
Question: How and why would a "Tea Party"-type organization be better defined or classified as a 501(c)(4) organization, rather than a 527 organization?