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Group of nonprofits file IRS complaint against Walmart Foundation, charging it sought chain expansion through locally targeted charitable giving.

"More than a dozen community groups filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service Monday alleging that the Walmart Foundation violated its tax-exempt status by using charitable funds to advance the retailer’s entrance into urban markets including Washington. The 22-page complaint, addressed to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, details the retailer’s marketing and lobbying activities as it sought approval to open stores in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities." -- Jonathan O'Connell, the Washington Post

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