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Public Citizen | 527 Search Engine

Public Citizen has created a 527 Search Engine to search the records filed with the IRS under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. The donors are those at the $5000 or higher level. Section 527 from 2000 to just recently required political groups not filing with the FEC to file a list of donors and expenditures with the IRS. Under a recent amendment to the law, groups that file disclosures with state authorities do not have to file with the IRS. Also the IRS is supposed to develop its own searchaable database. See my earlier post on this here.