IRS proposes new rules for tax-exempt organizations - WRBL

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IRS proposes new rules for tax-exempt organizations

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The IRS and U.S. Treasury Department are proposing new rules that would curb the involvement of tax-exempt organizations in political campaigns.

The rules would restrict the ability of social welfare groups to engage in activities, like campaign advertising for or against a specific candidate and voter registration drives.

This comes in the wake of controversy over the IRS' scrutiny of liberal and conservative groups.

Earlier this year, the IRS admitted it held up groups seeking tax-exempt status if they had the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their name.

But the agency said it was not targeting groups out of political bias.

The IRS will ask for public opinion on the proposed rules before making them final.

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