(Bloomberg) Democratic U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen sued the Internal Revenue Service to force the agency to adopt regulations that mirror federal law on determining whether a group should be given tax-exempt status.

The IRS is illegally allowing a category of tax-exempt groups to engage in election-related activity by loosely interpreting a requirement in the law that they be engaged exclusively in promoting social welfare, according to the complaint that Maryland’s Van Hollen filed today in federal court in Washington.

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