Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Collusion with ALEC to Violate Federal Tax Laws

The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) and Common Cause filed a complaint with the IRS alleging that ExxonMobil and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are conducting a campaign to promote climate denial in violation of tax laws governing charitable organizations. The groups allege that ALEC is operating as a corporate lobbying group while registered as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, and that Exxon is using ALEC as a key asset in a campaign to discredit climate science, undermine international climate treaties, and block legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CMD and Common Cause asked the IRS to consider imposing civil and criminal penalties on ALEC and Exxon, revoking ALEC’s 501c3 status, and collecting unpaid taxes for nondeductible lobbying activities from ALEC and its corporate donors.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Treasury – IRS
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Letter to IRS
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $0
Further Information Released
CMD Press Release 10/6/2016
IRS Submission Supplement 10/5/2016
Letter to IRS Commissioner 10/5/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database