After the IRS scandal in which the IRS targeted conservative groups to silence them, one might think having been “caught” braking the law, the IRS would behave itself. However, the IRS simply will not stop its push to regulate speech. The IRS has published new guidance or policies that will unduly restrict free speech and given the IRS’s history, there can be little doubt who speech the IRS will be restricting.
by Lachlan Markay
Campaign finance experts criticized on Tuesday guidance from the Internal Revenue Service on activity by 501(c)(4) advocacy groups, saying it will unduly restrict activity that rightfully falls under the federal government’s “social welfare” moniker.
The IRS and the Treasury Department, in a joint statement, presented the new regulations as a means to make rules governing nonprofit groups more clear cut and enforceable. [Read more...]