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Thursday, September 24, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 868

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2015/09/the-irs-scandal-day-868.html

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Comments

Everything the IRS does at this point is a "scandal." VSA lost its tax exemption because it failed to file its forms 990. All tax exempt orgs, except for churches, must file forms 990 annually to retain tax exempt recognition. VSA is not a church, therefore, it must file an annual form 990. This has nothing to do with politics.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Sep 24, 2015 5:57:12 AM

I agree, PN. At least until someone can point to other exempt orgs that have not lost their exempt status notwithstanding similar noncompliance.

Posted by: Mike Petrik | Sep 24, 2015 7:35:39 AM

I'm still waiting for the IRS to look into Media Matters' abuse of its tax exemption when it clearly promotes Progressive (ie., Democrat) policies and candidates.

Posted by: Bittman | Sep 24, 2015 11:50:19 AM

Bittman, Media Matters was approved many years ago, so they are golden forever. It has nothing to do with the fact that they lean hard left. Nothing whatsoever. That's what the IRS employees tell themselves at least. If Media Matters leaned right and had been approved many years ago, they would not be golden. But that's a hypothetical the IRS employees don't even think about. The preceding is just my opinion based on how it looks from the outside.

Posted by: AMTbuff | Sep 24, 2015 1:46:28 PM