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Comer to Probe How IRS Treats Liberal Groups

By    |   Wednesday, 14 February 2024 06:07 PM EST

The House Oversight and Accountability Committee on Wednesday launched an investigation into the IRS for allegedly allowing some nonprofit liberal groups to engage in lobbying and politics.

"Tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and implementing regulations requires that exempted entities are 'operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational' and related purposes," Comer wrote.

"Despite these limitations on political and lobbying activities by 501(c)(3) designated entities, activist advocacy organizations, such as One Fair Wage, Inc., seem to view their charitable work as indistinguishable from their substantial lobbying pursuits," he added.

One Fair Wage Inc. is a nonprofit that advocates for an increased minimum wage.

Comer, citing legal documents, says the group described lobbying as its "organizational purpose."

According to The Daily Caller, the organization describes its purpose as working to "advance policy, drive industry change, and shift the narrative in order to ensure that all workers in America are paid at least the full minimum wage."

The IRS has until Feb. 28 to comply with Comer's request for "documents and information" related to the probe.

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

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The House Oversight and Accountability Committee on Wednesday launched an investigation into the IRS for allegedly allowing some nonprofit liberal groups to engage in lobbying and politics.
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