Nobody Knows How Many Nonprofits Are Still Caught Up in IRS Limbo

More than 200, it appears


This week, Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) has been seeking an answer to a straightforward question: How many 501(c)(4) groups which came under heightened Internal Revenue Service scrutiny are still awaiting a decision on their applications for tax-exempt status?

During a hearing Monday before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel told Yoder that 132 groups were "overdue," meaning they had been pending for at least 120 days. But on Tuesday, the IRS told The Post that 236 groups had been seeking tax-exempt status as 501(c)(4)s for more than 200 days.