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Senate Democrats Ask IRS to Investigate NRA’s Tax-Exempt Status

Oct. 2, 2019, 2:53 PM

Two top Senate Democrats are pressuring the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether the National Rifle Association deserves to be a tax-exempt organization.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon sent a letter to the IRS Oct. 2 saying that the NRA’s contacts with Russian companies and individuals call into question whether the organization should qualify as a so-called 501(c)(4) organization that the IRS requires to be not-for-profit and operated exclusively for social welfare.

“Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections represented an unprecedented attack on American democracy,” the senators write in the letter. “In light of...

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