IRS Revenue Ruling 2004-06 Update

Back in January, I urged all my readers to get in touch with their elected representatives, and direct them to write the IRS in oppostion of proposed IRS Revenue Ruling 2004-06. I'm sure regular readers remember the provisions of this outrageous clause. It could impose vague, open-ended criteria on alerts sent to subscribers of online and printed newsletters from such agencies as the GOA and NRA, and apply them after the fact. This could effectively silence such organizations, thereby denying voters important information on matters such as anti-gun legislation.

I promised you all updates on this issue as appropriate.

I've been keeping an eye out, but could find no news either online, or in printed media. So, I wrote to Gun Owners of America, who were responsible for the original alert, asking them what's become of the measure.

Here is their reply:

Dear Linda,

Thank you for your email and your interest in this very important issue. To date, there is still no final disposition on the IRS regs, as the agency has not announced its final ruling. We'll be sure to alert our
members when it does.

Thanks again for the email and for your activism in defending our liberties.

Frank Pejack
Public Liaison, Gun Owners of America

I will update again on this matter as events unfold.

posted by Linda on March 10, 2004 07:10 PM