Wednesday, September 20, 2006

DLC in court over 501c4 status

Via Correntewire we learn that Forbes magazine discovered recently that the Democratic Leadership Council lost its nonprofit 501c4 status and owes more than $20,000 in back taxes for the years 1997, 1998 and 1999.

Today I spoke with Debbie Cox, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the DLC who assured me that their 501c4 status is still intact and that the 501c4 status was only "selectively revoked for those three years." She will not provide me with a copy of the IRS 990 tax returns for those years because nonprofit organizations are only legally required to provide returns from the last three years. I've requested those and other information from the IRS and will follow up with more information as it is received.