IRS INVESTIGATING OVER 60 CHARITIES ON POLITICAL ACTIVITIES; FUROR OVER NAACP PROBE: More than 60 charities, churches and other tax-exempt groups have been contacted by the Internal Revenue Service about alleged improper political activities, the agency disclosed.

While the IRS is prohibited by law from disclosing the names of the groups, it said that about a third are churches. Groups found to have broken IRS rules related to political intervention can lose their tax-exempt status.

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