501c4s

The IRS controversy isn’t about taxes. It’s about disclosure.

Even if tea party groups' nonprofit status applications had been denied, there's no way they would have paid real taxes. They just would have had to disclose donors.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 21, 2013

The IRS report: Insubordination and incompetence, but not much of a conspiracy

We've read the Inspector General's report on the I.R.S. mess. Here's what we've learned.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 14, 2013

How is the IRS supposed to vet 501(c)(4) groups, anyway?

An in-depth look at how the IRS was treating conservative and Tea Party groups — and a look at what it's supposed to do.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 14, 2013

Wonkbook: The good reasons for the IRS’s dumb mistake

The IRS's Cincinnati branch made some terrible and damaging errors. But they were dealing with a real problem.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • May 13, 2013