Clergy seek IRS probe ofD.C. boarding house

The C Street Center
A group of 13 Ohio clergy is asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the tax-exempt status of a Washington boarding house used by conservative members of Congress.

The C Street Center, a redbrick townhouse on Capitol Hill, came to public attention last summer when use of the building was tied to several Republican politicians who had admitted to extramarital affairs.

The three-story townhouse is less a church than an “exclusive club for elected officials,” the Ohio clergy charged in a statement on February 23.

The group, called Clergy VOICE, also filed IRS complaints in 2006 and 2008 against conservatives in Ohio for allegedly running afoul of tax laws that require nonprofits to remain neutral in political elections.

 

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