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Statement by Common Cause President Miles Rapoport on Today’s Filing of a Resolution Calling for the Impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

October 27, 2015

“Chairman Chaffetz and others in and outside of Congress who are preventing the IRS from doing its job are pulling another stunt to divert public and press attention from the real IRS scandal: the agency’s failure to set out clear guidance on the limits -- for tax purposes -- of political activity by social welfare organizations.

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With DoJ Investigation Complete, IRS Should Re-focus on Writing Clear Rules for Political Nonprofits

October 23, 2015

“The side-show around Lois Lerner is no longer an excuse for the IRS's failure to provide clear guidance on the limits -- for tax purposes -- of political activity by social welfare organizations. There’s a direct link between the ‘mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia’ identified by the Justice Department today and the IRS’ loophole-ridden regulations on campaign-related political activities by ‘social welfare’ nonprofit organizations. It's long past time to rewrite and reform these rules.

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