IRS Records Show More Than 100 ‘Tea Party’ or ‘Patriot’ or ’9/12′ Groups
Posted at 12:48 p.m. on May 13, 2013
Public records of the IRS show more than 104 groups with the keywords “Tea Party” or “Patriot” or “9/12” in their title that have filed electronically as a Section 527 organization. Political MoneyLine has pulled that data from the IRS and is making it available in a spreadsheet.
The spreadsheet includes the names of organizations, contact names, addresses, some email addresses, and the organization’s stated purpose. If you expand the spreadsheet, the Purpose field “AO”, shows many that state they will be involved in political activity.
Although the IRS may have been looking at a broader group of organizations that had or were seeking nonprofit status, some of them may have also registered as a Section 527 group involved in political activity, or some may have set up a separate account with the same or similar name for the Section 527 activity. View IRS Exempt Requirements for political organizations.
Download the Political MoneyLine spreadsheet. This data came from the IRS Political Organization Filing and Disclosure website. There are 128 on the list, but 24 of them are amendments from those on the list.
Download the entire list of organizations registering under Section 527, in a zipped MS Access file.