A Django app for downloading and parsing IRS campaign finance data, inspired by the [New York Times Fech library](https://github.com/NYTimes/Fech).
Some political committees report their contributions and expenditures to the IRS under § 527 of the U.S. tax code. The IRS publishes these disclosure forms as a bulk download. This app attempts to make sense of that archive.
The [archive](http://forms.irs.gov/app/pod/dataDownload/dataDownload) is updated every Sunday at 1:00 AM.
$ pip install django-irs-filings
Add `irs` to your list of `INSTALLED_APPS` in `settings.py`.
INSTALLED_APPS = (
Migrate your database.
$ python manage.py migrate irs
Finally, call the `updateIRS` command. This will download the latest zipped archive from the IRS website, unzip and parse it, and load it into the database.
$ python manage.py updateIRS
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