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The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

IRS recognizes Vatican’s steps to prevent fraud

Jun 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The IRS says that Vatican City State meets its international standards for customer due diligence. Read more

Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC.

IRS grants Satanic Temple recognition as a 'church'

Apr 25, 2019

A satanic group has announced they have been granted recognition as a church by the Internal Revenue Service.  Read more

E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, home to the US District Court for DC.

Court motions filed as atheist group sues for churches to file tax returns

Nov 27, 2018

The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a motion to intervene after lawyers from the Freedom from Religion Foundation sued the... Read more

New bill would protect churches with political views from the IRS

Oct 1, 2016

Churches concerned about Internal Revenue Service intervention if they engage in political speech should take a look at a proposed... Read more

Not a taxing matter? IRS downplays gay marriage religious freedom threats

Aug 8, 2015

Following the Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex civil marriage to be a fundamental right, the Internal Revenue Service said it... Read more

A U.S. flag hangs outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore on Oct. 24, 2014.

Where progressives and Evangelicals agree – clarify IRS rules on political speech

Feb 3, 2015

By Matt Hadro

An unlikely combination of political progressives and Evangelicals came together last week to demand more clarity in IRS regulations of... Read more

National Organization for Marriage rally against same-sex marriage July 28, 2010, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

IRS ordered to pay $50,000 to marriage defense group

Jun 26, 2014

A federal court has ordered the IRS to pay $50,000 to the National Organization for Marriage due to the leak... Read more

Ashley McGuire of The Catholic Association.

IRS scandals raise doubts over HHS mandate judgment

Jun 11, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

The targeting of conservative, pro-life and religious non-profits by the Internal Revenue Service is drawing concern over the agency’s authority... Read more

Bill Donahue.

Donohue says IRS probe triggered by Catholics United

May 18, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League said he was “stunned” that the IRS investigated his organization in 2008, charging that... Read more

National Organization for Marriage tax documents.

Marriage advocates plan to sue IRS over leaks

May 17, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The National Organization for Marriage is filing a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, after its confidential tax return was... Read more

Dr. Anne Hendershott.

Catholic professor says IRS audit deterred her criticisms of Obama

May 16, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A Catholic professor says that an IRS audit that may have been politically motivated made her much less likely to... Read more