The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced that it is taking measures to challenge the Internal Revenue Service's examination of the association's tax-exempt status.
In February, the IRS released a report on the agency's examination of political activity by tax-exempt organizations during the last major election. In connection with the report, the agency also unveiled new guidance for the 2006 election season. According to the NCAAP, the IRS threatened to revoke the NAACP's tax-exempt status because its chairman, Julian Bond, criticized the Bush administration's policies in a 2004 speech.
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