Complaint asks IRS to look into Montana nonprofit
A Washington, D.C.,-based watchdog group said it has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service against a Montana nonprofit, for what it said was “substantial, unreported lobbying activity.”
The head of the Bozeman-based Citizens for Balanced Use dismissed the allegations filed Friday by the Campaign for Accountability, saying they were “false” and that CBU had followed the rules and had done the proper filing.
Daniel E. Stevens, executive director of the Campaign for Accountability, said Citizens for Balanced Use “appears to have willfully violated the rules for charities by running an extensive lobbying campaign against public lands and failing to report it to the IRS.”
He called on the IRS to open an investigation into CBU and, if warranted, revoke its tax-exempt status.