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That investigation found the FEC did not require candidates to disclose the sources of their financial and personal investments.
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The IRS has not addressed the possibility that it would require campaigns to make an Auxiliary Disclosure statement on election day. In October, however, a judge ruled that such statements should be required as a condition of tax-exempt status, citing IRS guidance that political expenditure records should be reported.
The IRS told TheDCNF in an email that its tax officers are authorized to use the tax-exempt status of candidates for purposes of audits of political activity by «independent expenditure» groupCDC 철도청 카지노s, such as those supporting, opposing or supporting political candidates. In the case of «independent expenditure» groups, the IRS has directed that it not object to the reporting of certain political activity as «non-exempt subject matter.»
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That standard, which could apply to all nonprofit political organizations, has led some to conclude that the IRS is using tax-exempt status on candidates to suppress political activity.
According to a Freedom of Information Act request from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the IRS is required to file a public-records request, or a request for public records, for information pertaining to presidential candidates and party committees, but has refused to do so. Those records indicate the IRS has withheld approximately 663 pages of information under its tax-exempt exemption system.
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