IRS News Release  
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 organizations.

The IRS has posted more than 200 copies of the new Form 8872 on its web site at The documents submitted by 527 organizations are available by going to 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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