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CREW: FEC: IRS: Regarding Americans for Job Security

On March 8, 2012, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to investigate whether Americans for Job Security (AJS) violated tax and campaign finance laws. AJS spent millions of dollars on political ads during the 2010 mid-term elections, in violation of its 501(c)(6) tax status, and failed to both register as a political committee and file any required disclosure reports with the FEC. As a 501(c)(6) organization, AJS is barred from making political campaign activity its primary purpose. According to reports AJS submitted to the FEC and its tax return, AJS spent more than 72 percent of its expenditures in 2010 on these activities, in direct violation of the organization’s tax status. CREW filed a similar complaint with the IRS against AJS in 2004.