September 12, 2000
IRS Makes New Forms Filed by
527 Political Groups Available,
Provides Details about Contributions, Expenditures
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday the public release of the forms
providing the first look at contributions and expenditures made by section 527 political
The IRS has posted more than 200 copies of the new Form 8872 on its web site
at www.irs.gov. The documents submitted by 527 organizations are available by going to
www.irs.gov and choosing the "Notices and Reports" section.
These forms give the public its first glimpse into financial activities of these
groups, said IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti.
The IRS anticipates many more of these financial disclosures will be submitted by 527
political organizations during the fall election season. The IRS web site will be updated as
the documents are received.
The IRS has already posted on the Internet about 10,000 copies of Form 8871, the
statement of organization for 527 groups.
The release of the documents takes places two months after a new law was signed July 1.
The law created a new set of rules for political organizations described in section 527 of
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