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Rob Rogers

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  1. dairyman23

    dairyman23 said, over 3 years ago

    So true. All political groups should not be allowed to be 501©4 groups.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago



    I would refer both of you to the IRS IG report and to IRS publication 557. The IG report states that the IRS went after groups applying that had specific words in their title. In the IRS publication, it specifically says that those groups can engage in political activity.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    At least some of the more reasonable posters on here (and I am even willing to give you the doubt and include you among them) have already unequivocally stated that ALL groups with an overwhelming political agenda should not be given federal tax free status. And that means conservative OR liberal groups. And if religious organizations want to enter the political arena, then they should also lose their tax free status. Now, if we could also get the more liberal or conservative posters on here to agree, then we could possibly put this particular problem to rest. And if you would agree, then also get with all of your representatives in the federal government, from your congress person on to the actual president!!

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, the IRS also targeted marijuana establishments.
    I don’t think this is a huge conspiracy; I think a lot of political organizations incorrectly applied for tax-free status because they thought they shouldn’t have taxes!
    I think ALL groups with a political agenda should not be given federal tax-free status, regardless of political alignment. Especially since many are just fronts for billionaires pushing their personal agendas.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There are a lot of things IRS uses to “flag” returns, or applications, it isn’t just “political”, in general cases, but when seeking tax-free status, folks should be somewhat “aware”.

    Interesting the crackdown on medical marijuana providers is just as egregious, but not getting “conservatives” as bent out of shape.

    Bang that drum slowly, because we’ve had decades of right-wingers going after folks for political purposes, maybe it’s just time for “catch up”?

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    TEA BAG PATRIOTS”, I love it!

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “The requirement is that the majority of the activities have to be for “social welfare”.”

    Yep. My major objection to 501c4 is their supposed non-requirement to report who their donors are (I’ve only heard this. When I jumped to the IRS rules on this, I decided I wasn’t that interested in verifying it). Can you spell “foreign donations through intermediaries”?

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, the LAW says that groups cannot engage in political activity. At all. The REGULATIONS to implement that law, written by the IRS, rather inexplicably say that you must be “primarily” engaged in social welfare. If the IRS hadn’t put in such an arbitrary standard, they wouldn’t have run into these difficulty. The real scandal is that none of the tea party groups had their application to be tax-free (and keep secret donors) denied. They should have all been denied, along with the Karl Rove and progressive groups.

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Harley, the IRS quite famously audited a California church because it hosted a speaker who was opposed to war. This under W. Bush. Can’t have Christians opposed to war, now, can you. What kind of Christian would that be.

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    And so would the ultra conservative types, just as they do on this site!

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