Hatch calls IRS decision on 501c4 regulations step in the right direction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, released the following statement Friday regarding the decision by the Internal Revenue Service to revise previously proposed rules regarding 501(c)(4) organizations:

Today’s decision is a long overdue step in the right direction. The IRS is right to abandon its previously proposed rules governing 501c4 organizations that threatened free speech and the rights of all American citizens to participate in the democratic process.  I am glad the IRS heard the concerns of hundreds of thousands of Americans, and I will continue to advocate for an IRS that is independent and nonpartisan.

In April, Hatch called on IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to put an end to the Obama Administration’s proposed regulation designed to stifle the free speech of groups that have criticized the White House in a letter with all Senate Finance Committee Republicans.

In February, Hatch joined Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, to introduced the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act, legislation to prevent the U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS from implementing a proposed rule that would significantly limit 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization activities.

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4 Comments

  • Jaybird May 25, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Of course Hatch wants this bill through. It strengthens his wallet from secret funds coming from corporations.

  • zzzz May 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    So many useless little bs tidbits from old Orrin with that same photo. Maybe the site should be renamed “All about Orrin” and have that same photo splashed all over the screen. Instead of being Orrin’s little mouth puppet, maybe just publish something from him when it’s actually useful and not just the same partisan BS over and over, or put it in its own category called (yes, you guessed it) “all about orrin”.

  • Brian May 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    The IRS is an abomination. I understand the need for reasonable taxes; certain things need to get done. But 90% of what the federal government does is really outside their Constitutional responsibilities and should be handled at the state level, if at all. Taxes should be collected at the state level, only using a sales tax (at the retail level, not a value added tax (VAT) that adds no value and complicates things mercilessly). April 15th should just be another day, and the tax code should fit on a post-it note, not be 64,000 pages long.

  • cranky May 26, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    ZZZZ, there’s gotta be Spectrum/ Hatch connection there. Maybe its a relative?
    maybe they’ll make a mistake some day slip that Hatch photo into the most wanted list.
    The Hatch tidbits are someones dying gasp hoping he’ll run again. They’ve already
    had massive young voter campaigns to stop him running again. He doesn’t do any
    thing except collect his Corporate donations, and vote the corporate line. Private party’s with his selfie country band. I concur his on category in the Entertainment
    section.

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