Saturday, April 11, 2015

Group Files FOIA Suit Seeking Disclosure of New IRS Church Audit Procedures

Alliance Defending Freedom filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on Thursday seeking IRS documents on changes in  procedures for church tax inquiries or examinations.  The complaint (full text) in Alliance Defending Freedom v. Internal Revenue Service, (D DC, filed 4/9/2015) also asks for all documents that were referred to in a July 2014 press release by Freedom From Religion Foundation. That press release (see prior posting) indicated that FFRF had settled a lawsuit against IRS over non-enforcement of non-profit limits against churches because IRS had now created new procedures for initiating church investigations. One News Now reports on ADF's lawsuit.