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Thread: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Are you seriously going to pretend that NFL is not a national organization? You really want to claim they rejected the XFL because of geographic reasons? The XFl and NFL both had teams operating in the city of San Francisco, making that argument garbage.
    In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

    Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. In addition to national outreach and online programs, NFL PLAY 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. The NFL PLAY 60 initiative is prominent during the NFL's key calendar events, including Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Draft, Kickoff and Thanksgiving and is supported by many NFL players and coaches year round. To date, the NFL has dedicated over $200 million to youth health and wellness through NFL PLAY 60.

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    yes, specific., Like how they specify the state, or the type of animal, etc, etc. These are all specifications.
    The clause "specific for profit organization" refers to corporate entities and bands, not market segments or geographic regions. I quoted the specific IRS regulations in my earlier posts for 501(c)6 organizations and its quite clear that the NFL doesn't meet the standard.

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

    Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. In addition to national outreach and online programs, NFL PLAY 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. The NFL PLAY 60 initiative is prominent during the NFL's key calendar events, including Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Draft, Kickoff and Thanksgiving and is supported by many NFL players and coaches year round. To date, the NFL has dedicated over $200 million to youth health and wellness through NFL PLAY 60.
    That is charity, something that large for-profit corporations also engage in. The NFL has 501(c) 6 non-profit status which is for business leagues, not 501(c)3 status for charities.

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The clause "specific for profit organization" refers to corporate entities and bands, not market segments or geographic regions. I quoted the specific IRS regulations in my earlier posts for 501(c)6 organizations and its quite clear that the NFL doesn't meet the standard.
    quite clear you say?

    so we should see the IRS come down hard on them, right?

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    quite clear you say?

    so we should see the IRS come down hard on them, right?
    Are you suggesting that law enforcement in this country is based solely on the law?







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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Then those who are are truly just like small businesses with no share holders, which should not be considered non-profits. The employees are simply seeing the profits as their own salaries or reinvesting those profits for bigger salaries in the future. It still profits them.
    I don't understand your distinction between a true small business and any other small business--regardless of whether it is for profit or not-for-profit. If a corporation is set up to not earn a profit and it does not, then what exactly is there to tax?

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Are you suggesting that law enforcement in this country is based solely on the law?
    you jumped back in to the debate for that?

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    quite clear you say?

    so we should see the IRS come down hard on them, right?
    Don't be ridiculous. The NFL spent more than 1 million dollars on lobbying last year. Senator Coburn doesn't have the political support to overcome the kind of money the NFL can throw around.

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Don't be ridiculous. The NFL spent more than 1 million dollars on lobbying last year. Senator Coburn doesn't have the political support to overcome the kind of money the NFL can throw around.
    don't get me started on ridiculous. You used quite clear and IRS regulations in the same sentence.

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