Whoa!… ‘Cause of Action’ Files IRS Complaint Against Enroll America Over Navigator Fraud
Last week, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas video busted Enroll America’s Communications Director, Christopher Tarango, for conspiring to release private data for political purposes. It was also revealed that Tarango was the OFA-El Paso Regional Field Director in 2012.
Now Enroll America is under fire again, a complaint has been filed with the IRS by the group Cause of Action. The group claims Enroll America is abusing its tax exempt status and engaging in political activity. Cause of Action “is a non-profit, nonpartisan government accountability organization that fights to protect economic opportunity when federal regulations, spending and cronyism threaten it.” This is the second complaint the group has filed with the IRS against Enroll America.
Fox News reported:
Cause of Action — a self-described nonprofit, nonpartisan government accountability group — also wrote a letter Nov. 13 to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott asking him in part to evaluate whether entities such as Enroll America and Battleground Texas have violated the IRS code and his state’s laws.
The letter followed at least one other video by the conservative group Project Veritas and called into question the validity of so-called “navigators” that help Americans sign up for ObamaCare.
“Despite its claims of serving the public good, it appears that Enroll America has abused its tax-exempt status by using donor contributions for political and other impermissible purposes,” the group said Friday.
Cause of Action also argues Tarango’s comments indicate Enroll is “engaging in political activity by coordinating with the pro-President Obama group Organizing for Action, a 501(c)(4) organization.
Battleground Texas is a 527 political action committee. The letter this week to the IRS suggests some people who helped get Obama elected in 2012 are now with that group.
This is the second IRS complaint filed by the Cause of Action against Enroll American.
The group filed the first complaint in July, asking the IRS to investigate Enroll America’s tax status due to failing to operate for a charitable purpose.
The group purportedly collected $3.8 million in donations just in 2011.
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