WASHINGTON LAC Facilities Inc., the first organization to lose its tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service's 501 (c)(3) audit program, has filed suit in the U.S. Court of Claims challenging the decision.

The IRS disclosed in August that it had revoked the, tax-exempt status of one 501(c)(3) organization after an audit under its Coordinated Examination Program, But refused to name the institution. The identity of LAC Facilities was revealed this week when court documents came to light showing that the Miami health care organization filed a motion for declaratory jUdgment with the claims court on Sept. 16.

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