The American Legion and other veterans’ organizations are expressing concern over reports that the Internal Revenue Service is requiring them to maintain military service records for their members or face stiff penalties.

The conservative news site, the Daily Caller, reported last week that the IRS is now requiring American Legion posts to maintain dates of service and character of service records for all their members, with a penalty of $1,000 per day if they don’t comply. The American Legion only recently learned about a section of the 2011 Internal Revenue Manual pertaining to audits of veterans’ organizations.

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