If you have been following the IRS scandal, you know that many Tea Party groups are in limbo in their quest to get tax exempt status. The IRS just won’t make a decision and so the groups wait and wait and wait. This could go on forever!
The conservative or Tea Party groups would be FAR better off to have the IRS make a decision and DENY tax exempt status since a denial allows them to appeal the denial. A ‘no decision’ is horrible – much worse than a denial. The IRS needs to ‘fish or cut bait’ and this refusal to decide, or its playing of the ridiculous game of sending more questions and more questions is rotten.
So here is my free legal advice: consider filing a Writ of Mandamus:
“Mandamus is a judicial remedy in the form of an order from a superior court, to any government subordinate court, corporation, or public authority—to do (or forbear from doing) some specific act which that body is obliged under law to do (or refrain from doing)—and which is in the nature of public duty, and in certain cases one of a statutory duty…” CLICK HERE
A court granting the writ will order the IRS to do its job.
PS I would give the same advice to any other group – any place on the ideology spectrum – seeking to get a decision out of the IRS. The IRS needs to do its job which is DECIDE.