Rep. Holding's IRS Bill Clears Ways and Means Committee

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Washington, DC, March 25, 2015 | comments
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Today, Congressman George Holding (NC-13) issued the following statement after the House Committee on Ways and Means approved legislation he introduced, the IRS Bureaucracy Reduction and Judicial Review Act, H.R. 1295:

"The IRS has a troubled track record when it comes to approving organizations to operate as a 501(c)4, often forcing groups to wait months or even years to gain tax-exempt status. These indefinite delays, particularly when motivated by dislike for the groups’ views, make it impossible for these organizations to become operational in a timely manner—or, in some cases, ever. My bill will streamline this burdensome IRS process by allowing groups to declare their tax-exempt status rather than wait for endless amounts of time to gain approval.”
Subcommittee on Oversight Chairman Peter Roskam (IL-06) had this to say in support of Rep. Holding’s bill: 
Lois Lerner repeatedly went to the very ‘impartial’ panel she helped create to throw up hurdles and try to block certain groups from operating as 501(c)4 organizations. It’s clear the only way to stop this abuse of power is through major structural reforms. I applaud Congressman Holding for this thoughtful legislation, which appropriately balances tax code compliance with protections for the basic freedom so critical to all Americans.”

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