From the CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) Website:
Washington, D.C. — Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Tax Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and its president, Grover Norquist.
CREW’s complaint alleges ATR and Mr. Norquist violated federal law by deliberately providing false information to the IRS when ATR filed its 2012 Tax Form 990. ATR misreported to the IRS the amount it spent producing and broadcasting advertisements opposing the election of Democratic candidates for Congress. In its reports to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), ATR reported spending $15,794,582 on political ads, but told the IRS it spent only $9,791,515 on its 2012 campaign activity, a disparity of $6,003,067.
ATR spent a total of almost $30.9 million in 2012, meaning more than half of the spending it reported to the FEC for the year was on politics, a clear violation of its tax-exempt status.
CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan stated, “ATR’s own IRS and FEC filings provide incontrovertible evidence that ATR is breaking the law. If Al Capone could be nailed for tax violations, so can Grover Norquist.”
Oh the irony that a group called Americans for Tax Reform appears to have violated tax law! Suffice to say this group’s tax-exempt status should be immediately reconsidered. And Grover Norquist should go the way of Al Capone.