"… ist of the 400 wealthiest Americans, Kaiser reported taxable income to the Internal Revenue Service just once, totaling $11,699 — equivalent to a full-time hourly wage of $ …"
"… ime Kaiser caught the attention of government tax officials. In 1997, the Internal Revenue Service sent Kaiser and his companies bills for more than $72 million in back taxe …"
"… n (about $200,000), Atlanta-based Citizens for a Digital Future ($92,000), Indianapolis-based Coalition for the New Economy (about $15,000) and Phoenix-based Coal …"
"… re both "nakedly obvious in this latest move." …"
"… atriot Majority network spent millions on behalf of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who won a contentious re-election battle that year. A 2011 filin …"
"… lection, IRS employees collectively gave Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney about $25,000 — less than half the amount received by Obama. For his par …"
"… to raise funds in a major way.” …"
"… tisements skewering President Barack Obama. New IRS Form 990 filings show Americans for Job Security raised $2.5 million during fiscal year 2011 and carried just $727,000 in r …"
"… regulators revealed. Unlike super PACs, which must disclose their donors, Americans for Job Security is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt trade organization that keeps its funders secret …"
"… g, showing $12.4 million, IRS filings indicate. Such activity is evidence Americans for Job Security continues operating as a trade association with impunity, unafraid of the …"
"… cadre of wealthy business executives and conservative groups tried to sell California voters on new campaign finance reforms. Couched in lofty rhetoric about t …"
"… cannot be its primary purpose. The American Future Fund’s investment in California was part of a nationwide, political advertising spree in 2012 that exceede …"
"… n Future Fund spent money in 20 congressional elections in 2012, including California’s 26th Congressional District, where it spent $500,000 attacking Democra …"
"… ons who have a differing or conservative point of view.” Proposition 32 California’s campaign finance rules require major donors to groups that pay for pol …"
"… ty Group, Inc. On its registration paperwork, one name was listed, that of attorney William S. Rose Jr. The address provided was a home owned by Rose.Specialt …"
"… ted at $9.3 billion. He gave $16.7 million, which includes $3 million from Contran Corp., in which he has a 95 percent interest.Simmons, and his wife, Annette, hav …"
"… contributions to independent committees, including so-called 501(c)(4) and 527 groups. With large donors no longer permitted to donate millions of dollars to th …"
"… groups may not be so independent. During the 2004 presidential election, a Washington Post reporter witnessed what seemed to be evidence of collusion between a …"
"… d both for a presidential campaign as well as an allied independent group. Washington attorney Ben Ginsburg was forced to resign when it was learned that he was …"
"… on political campaigns.These organizations, termed “committees” by the Federal Election Commission, exist for House, Senate and presidential candidates, as well as for polit …"
"… able to the public on the FEC Web site, they are posted in an unsearchable PDF format.On which political consulting specialty has the most money been spe …"
"… mmittees, and some are affiliated with other non-profit organizations. The Sierra Club, which has at least four separate political and non-profit wings, is one e …"
"… taff to help Minnesota Democrats—many of whom served with Entenza in the state legislature.The group has since contested the fine, and on June 30, 2005, an administr …"
"… e up of more than 30 business trade associations and includes at least two 527 groups among its ranks: the Hispanic Business Roundtable and Black …"
"… more likely that it would lead to an audit." …"
"… gray areas of accounting and tax law that were exploited by energy trader Enron Corp."Just like with Enron, you plan in those areas of mismatches, and that's wh …"
"… ., maintained his Keep Our Majority PAC's 527 account. Democratic senators John Kerry of Massachusetts, John Edwards of North Carolina and Bob Graham of Florida …"
"… tion 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, and have been harshly criticized by campaign finance reformers as a means for campaigns to raise soft money that remains virtually und …"
"… omplicate the future of 527s. Many political analysts question whether the campaign finance reforms will survive scrutiny by the Supreme Court, which is reviewing several ch …"
"… ing for a particular committee’s activity nearly impossible.Advocates of campaign finance reform say that these committees, which are little more than conduits for raising …"
"… mittee, it is simple to get around the rules. We just make up a name, like Committee for a Better America, file the 527 papers and we’re in business. The way the law was construc …"
"… vice president of the federation.The complaint, filed in federal court in Mobile, Ala., claims that the legislation, passed hurriedly with a surprising 92- …"
"… ing only minnowsHaughton is one of four plaintiffs. The others include the Mobile Republican Assembly and the Alabama Republican Assembly. The complaint lis …"
"… ting so-called "Section 527" groups has led to a flood of inquiries at the Internal Revenue Service amid confusion and complaints about the interpretation of which groups mus …"
"… copies of the forms available for public inspection as soon as possible.”James Bopp, attorney for the Republicans Majority Issues Committee, the 527 group tie …"
"… umber this election season that are taking advantage of Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, which allows for so-called “issue ads” by groups that are free to rec …"