IRS revokes North Carolina NAACP's tax-exempt status

- Dalai Lama

Due to three years of unfiled tax returns, the influential state chapter of the NAACP in North Carolina has lost its federal tax-exempt status.

the Internal Revenue Service revoked the state chapter of the civil rights organization's tax-exempt status

as part of a procedure that automatically revokes the designation for nonprofits that fail to file federal tax returns for three consecutive years

The state chapter has been a loud critic of the Republican-led state legislature's actions

The state chapter was placed under a punitive administratorship in 2019 after the national NAACP interfered

Weeks after former state chapter president The Rev. T. Anthony Spearman was discovered dead in his home, the loss of tax-exempt status was made public.