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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “…and falsely applying for exempt status as a “Social Welfare Organization”!”

    I’m not quite sure where the concept that 501c4 organizations could not participate in political activity came from.

    From IRS Publication 557, Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization:
    “However, if you submit proof that your organization is organized exclusively to promote social welfare, it can obtain exemption even if it participates legally in some political activity on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office.”

    It is incumbent on the IRS to prove that the organization is not for social welfare, and I think that can be only be proven after the group is organized and the exemption given. Then, the exemption can be revoked. What the IRS was doing was denying exemption for political reasons.

    I digress here from the 501c4 topic for a little humor. From the same publication listed above:

    Non-exemption for terrorist organizations.
    An organization that is identified or designated as a terrorist organization within the meaning of section 501(p)(2) is not eligible to apply for recognition of exemption.

    Does the IRS really think that a terrorist organization is going to apply for a tax exemption?

  3. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 3 years ago

    wife and I both drawing SS, and yes, we paid taxes (income), plus sales tax, gasoline tax, property tax, etc…

  4. mtretter

    mtretter GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You mean like A.C.O.R.N?

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    read this…..please

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Clark, in case you have not noticed, Obama is following the same plan that Bush left in place on much of his policy.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “Mr. Pett is the FIRST one to get it.”

    Morty, that is one of the more far fetched items I’ve seen you come up with, and you have come up with many.

  8. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago

    Because the Republicans in the Senate blocked Obama’s appointment to replace the Bush appointee.

  9. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    It will soon become illegal to try to pay a little tax as possible. The IRS will simply tell us. Private property rights are going away, get used to it.

  10. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 years ago

    I agree you see the obama family going on ten million dollar trip. You see people poping out kid to get on welfare.You see people coming into the country poping out kids so they can get on welfare. And here we are paying city ,state federal, medicare , SS,county taxes or sales tax. You see business moving out to a place where taxes and regulation are lower. Sorry but having to work till the end of april to pay taxes and obama want to add 5 more day to this, The repules cans are right get rid of spending is the only way to get out of debt.

  11. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    The reality is I can see the IRS scandal easily playing out without any attempt at bias. If even a 4% difference in tax avoidance was true within the TEA party organization it would become an immensely profitable endeavor to investigate them

  12. Ajax 4Hire

    Ajax 4Hire said, over 3 years ago

    When the Federal Government comes to tap your phones, monitor your speech, search your house, audit your income, tax your every purchase or action, will you then want the Tea Party to help defend your Constitutional Rights?

    I though so.

  13. cjsm

    cjsm GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There should be NO tax exempt organizations if we are truly wishing for a free market economy. Not social welfare orgs, not political parties or contributions, not religious organizations, not charitable orgs.

    If you believe that it is reasonable that there be some tax exemptions for these (and possibly other) entities, then get off the free market wagon. And the Tea Party is just as hypocritical as any other “free market” advocate who doesn’t want to pay any tax but put the burden on other people who do contribute to our society.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    I had to go back and reread my posts. From what I posted, I still have no idea why you assume I “don’t get it”.

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Why shouldn’t they ask for less taxes, they are allowed under the 1st amendment.

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