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(c)(4) Targeting Controversy Moves to the Courts

Thursday, April 17, 2014

IRS

Earlier this week, the Republican National Committee filed suit in federal district court, seeking to compel IRS to produce documents relating to the targeting of conservative 501(c)(4) applicants based on their political leanings.

On the same day, the Tea Party Patriots, Inc., a 501(c)(4) organization based in Woodstock, GA, sued to compel IRS and the Treasury to produce documents relating to the drafting of proposed regulations that would limit political activity by social welfare groups.

Judicial Watch FOIA Suit Yields Hundreds of Lerner e-Mails

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Among hundreds of documents produced by IRS in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch were e-mails in which former EO Director Lois Lerner and other senior IRS officials discussed cooperating with the Justice Department in possible prosecution of 501(c)(4) organizations who had falsely stated on their applications that their political activity would be minimal.

Case Study: Using a CGA to Increase Income

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Donor creates a charitable gift annuity to eliminate capital gain taxes on the sale of appreciated stock, diversify her portfolio, and increase her lifetime income. Donor also shifts the investment risk to the charity, while supporting charitable causes that are meaningful to her.

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