A group that has filed complaints with the IRS against the Trailhead Group and other 527s might not be seeing results until after the November election.
According to Colorado Citizens For Ethics In Government (CCEG), the group that brought the grievances, the IRS has no time limit to investigate cases.
“Unfortunately, the IRS has no required schedule to respond to complaints,” said Chantell Taylor, Director of CCEG.CCEG filed the complaints last Monday, after a Colorado Confidential investigation revealed financial discrepancies between the rightwing Trailhead Group and other 527 organizations like the Colorado Leadership Fund and Senate Majority Fund.
CCEG has also said that the maximum taxable penalty is 35% per undisclosed financial report, which could cost the suspected organizations a lot of money if the IRS were to find merit in the complaints.
Despite attempts to expedite the investigation however, it would appear that the IRS could rule on the case anytime it wanted: after the election, or even as late as next year.
The Confidential will continue to report on these complaints as more information becomes available.