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    Re: IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    In a manner that broke the laws under which their tax exempt status was granted, yes. Along with other political activities their type of organization isn't allowed to engage in.
    Yeah, this isn't going to go well... pile one more thing onto the pyre that is the Democrats hopes in November.
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    Re: IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    In a manner that broke the laws under which their tax exempt status was granted, yes. Along with other political activities their type of organization isn't allowed to engage in.
    I read the article twice. I can't figure out what they did that was so wrong.

    Tax exempt organizations interject themselves in politics all the time.

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    Re: IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I read the article twice. I can't figure out what they did that was so wrong.

    Tax exempt organizations interject themselves in politics all the time.
    From the IRS:

    To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

    Exemption Requirements - 501(c)(3) Organizations

    The text of the law can be found at: 26 U.S. Code § 501 - Exemption from tax on corporations, certain trusts, etc. | LII / Legal Information Institute
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    Re: IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

    Exemption Requirements - 501(c)(3) Organizations

    The text of the law can be found at: 26 U.S. Code § 501 - Exemption from tax on corporations, certain trusts, etc. | LII / Legal Information Institute
    Then I will be breathlessly awaiting the news that the IRS has removed the tax exempt status of 501(c)3 organizations who endorsed Obama, such as the HSUS.

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    Re: IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Then I will be breathlessly awaiting the news that the IRS has removed the tax exempt status of 501(c)3 organizations who endorsed Obama, such as the HSUS.
    I don't know the exact details of the case, but provided the law that prohibits campaign activities (the IRS alleges the entity participated in them) and limits lobbying of a certain class of tax-exempt organizations. If the organization in question did not violate those requirements, it will pursue a legal case and will prevail. If, however, it did violates those provisions, it either won't pursue such a case or it will wind up losing in court.

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    Re: IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Then I will be breathlessly awaiting the news that the IRS has removed the tax exempt status of 501(c)3 organizations who endorsed Obama, such as the HSUS.
    If they engage in that activity, they should indeed have their exempt status revoked.


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    Re: IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    If they engage in that activity, they should indeed have their exempt status revoked.
    Let's see how impartial the IRS is.

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    Re: IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I read the article twice. I can't figure out what they did that was so wrong.

    Tax exempt organizations interject themselves in politics all the time.
    There are different sorts of tax exempt organizations and this one wasn't supposed to try to influence an election.
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    Re: IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Don't be so certain, their activity clearly violates the law as written.
    1st amendment trumps the IRS and that is all they have to claim and given the recent SCOTUS rulings they will win. as long as the majority of their
    funding is going toward their charity organization purpose the IRS has no weight in the matter.

    again soro's so called charity businesses do way worse so why is the IRS not going after them ol yea he backs democrats so he is off limit.

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    Re: IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I know of many church pastors who do the same thing in the pulpit, thus their tax exemption should be revoked as well.
    Absolutely. I'd go one further and say there should be no tax exempt status therefore nothing to argue over.
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