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November 05, 2015

Clinton Foundation Affiliate Agrees to Refile Tax Forms

After saying it would not refile tax returns to correct errors in its reporting of funding from governments, the Clinton Health Access Initiative reversed course Wednesday and said it would submit amended documents to the IRS, Politico reports.

The Clinton Foundation spin-off, which focuses on HIV/AIDS, acknowledged errors in its 2012 and 2013 returns several months ago and said at the time it would refile. Earlier this week the organization said it determined those mistakes had "no material impact" on its reporting and would not file new 990 forms. Wednesday's about-face came after the Republican National Committee requested an IRS audit of the initiative, known as CHAI.

"As previously stated, the minor errors on the 2012 and 2013 CHAI 990s are immaterial and do not require refiling, yet in response to recent media interest in the forms, CHAI has decided to refile the returns in order to be fully transparent," said Maura Daley, a spokeswoman for the organization. Fundraising by the Clinton Foundation and its affiliates has drawn heightened media attention amid Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.