IRS Grants Non-Profit Status to Hollywood Conservative Group Friends of Abe

“We feel validated that the IRS agreed with our assessment that the nature of our organization is that it is not a political organization,” Boreing said.

Friends of Abe faced an extended period of scrutiny as it sought the status, a delay that raised suspicions that it had gotten caught up in the same type of IRS review of organizations, including Tea Party groups, that had sought 501(c)4 status, which are allowed some limited political and lobbying activity. The revelations that the IRS put greater scrutiny on applicants based on their names or political affiliation drew considerable furor last year.

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