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AARP Reaction to Members of Congress' Letter to IRS

For Immediate Release
April 11, 2011


AARP Reaction to Members of Congress’ Letter to IRS

Washington – AARP released the following response after a few Members of Congress sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman regarding AARP’s tax status.

Spokesperson Drew Nannis: “Out of respect for the role of Congress in this matter, AARP has cooperated with the requests for information, providing hundreds of pages of documents.  This referral by a few Members of Congress will once again give AARP the opportunity to continue our long-standing tradition of transparency, and we welcome the chance to further our ongoing and positive working relationship with the IRS on these issues.

“AARP is proud of the work it does on behalf of its millions of members and all people 50+, and we have posted our annual reports, Form 990s and other public filings, as well as charts on AARP’s revenues and expenditures on our website at  In addition, we’ve included the information that AARP voluntarily sent to Congressional staff at their request over the last several months.”

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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with nearly 35 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.