D.C. group asks IRS to investigate Citizens for Balanced Use

By: Perrin Stein, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, September 27, 2019

A Washington, D.C. watchdog group is requesting the Internal Revenue Service investigate whether a local nonprofit organization violated its tax-exempt status by engaging in substantial, unreported lobbying.

Click here to read CfA’s complaint against Citizens for Balanced Use.

The Campaign for Accountability accused Citizens for Balanced Use of doing more lobbying than federal law permits of tax-exempt nonprofits and of inaccurately completing annual tax return forms for 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to a letter that executive director Daniel Stevens sent to the IRS on Friday.

Kerry White, executive director of Citizens for Balanced Use, said the group, which promotes motorized recreation, active forest management and some natural resource development, hasn’t engaged in unlawful lobbying or committed violations on its tax forms.

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