After failing to disclose $33.5 million in political activity from 2008 to 2013, the NRA failed to disclose another $25 million in political spending to the IRS in 2014, according to a supplemented complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) today. Despite calling the missing $33.5 million a “clerical error,” it appears that the NRA has still not corrected its previous inaccurate tax forms.
In reports signed under penalty of perjury, the NRA reported to the FEC that it spent $12.6 million in political expenditures in 2014. In its annual audited financial statement, the NRA disclosed it paid an additional $18.5 million of its PAC’s expenses, for a total of $31.1 million in political spending. But, again under the penalty of perjury, the NRA told the IRS that it only spent $5.79 million on political activity in 2014.