Thursday, July 30, 2009
On July 17, 2009, Tax Analysts reported that the IRS plans to remove from the Internal Revenue Manual "controversial language that told revenue agents how to handle examinations of tax-exempt organizations suspected of being 'subversive.'" The IRM provision apparently stems from a Communist era law enacted in 1950. Although the so-called "Security Act of 1950" was repealed in 1993, the portion of the IRM concerning "subversive" organizations has remained until now.
For the entire Tax Analysts story, see "IRS will Eliminate Language on Subversive EO's From Internal Revenue Manual" at 2009 TNT 136-6 in LEXIS (July 17, 2009).