Sunday, May 19, 2013

Short: Tax-Exempt Status Denied

While following up on some issues related to the recent IRS scandal, I found this at a Tea Party site:
Chris Long. President, Ohio Christian Alliance Email: 330-329-0105 Cell. Chris’s group can prove actual damages from the IRS Action. They filed for a 501(c)3 tax status in January of 2011 and waited thirteen months to get approved. During that time, he has documentation of significant donors who withdrew their donations because he was unable to get the 501(c) 3 certification in a timely manner.
Look at the website and tell me whether this looks like a political group, or more like a charitable group, which is what 501(c)3 organizations are supposed to be:


I think that donations to this organization should be treated like political donations, not like donations to schools, libraries, or the Salvation Army. Donors to this organization shouldn't have their donations subsidized by taxpayers. Organizations like this, on the left and the right, deserve greater scrutiny. It's not going to be hard to make this point to the persuadable public. 


Dangerous said...

Yup. The real scandal is that they received their 501(c)(3) status at all.

If it had been an organization on the Left, the GOP would be screaming "favoritism" at the IRS.

ModeratePoli said...

@Dangerous, the organization received tax-deductible status only for their educational arm, but it's hard to discern what that is--perhaps their news service. It better not be for their voter guides.