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Official White House Response to Enforce the tax code, and strip violating Religious institutions of their tax exempt 501(c) status.
This response was published on March 29, 2013.

Why We Can't Comment on Your Petition Regarding 501(c) Statuses

Thank you for signing the petition “Enforce the tax code, and strip violating religious institutions of their tax exempt 501(c) status.” We appreciate your participation in the We the People platform on

The We the People Terms of Participation explain that "the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government."

The Internal Revenue Service is charged with enforcing federal tax laws, and in accordance with the Terms of Participation, we cannot comment on the tax enforcement issue raised in this set of petitions. We note that the IRS administers its own procedures for receiving complaints from the public about tax-exempt organizations, and more information about how to pursue that process is available here.

The above response applies to the following 1 petition