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View Diary: OH: Liberty Township Tea Party, what do you have to hide? A look at an IRS request for info. (18 comments)

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  •  they're probably a 501(c)(4). (1+ / 0-)
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    They aren't listed in the IRS database, so they're not a (c)(3).  Based on the website, they don't seem terribly sophisticated, so it woudn't be so surprising if they mixed them up.

    •  ah, I take that back. (2+ / 0-)
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      Zwoof, VClib

      They did apply for 501(c)(3) status.  yikes.

    •  Good catch (0+ / 0-)

      They specifically say they are a (c)(3), but they are teabaggers so typos are a given.

      They probably have some tax obligation under the more lenient (c)(4) designation. (wiki)

      501(c)(4) organizations are generally civic leagues and other corporations operated exclusively for the promotion of "social welfare", such as civics and civics issues, or local associations of employees with membership limited to a designated company or people in a particular municipality or neighborhood, and with net earnings devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes.[33] 501(c)(4) organizations may lobby for legislation, and unlike 501(c)(3) organizations they may also participate in political campaigns and elections, as long as its primary activity is the promotion of social welfare.[34] The tax exemption for 501(c)(4) organizations applies to most of their operations, but contributions may be subject to gift tax, and income spent on political activities - generally the advocacy of a particular candidate in an election - is taxable.[35]
      Perhaps their application was turned down.

      We all stand submissively before the global ATM machine network like trained chickens pecking the correct colored buttons to release our grains of corn. Joe Bageant

      by Zwoof on Wed May 15, 2013 at 11:46:58 AM PDT

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