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June 17, 2013
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Letter: Quesion the tax exempt status, not IRS targeting

IRS targeting

In regards to the “IRS Targeting” article in The News-Review’s June 7 paper, I see no mention of the fact that purely political organizations don’t qualify for tax exempt status and that the Tea Party is certainly a political organization. The scandal here would seem to be that any of these conservative groups were granted tax exempt status in the first place, not that they were given extra scrutiny. When reading the law (503C), it is apparent that the Tea Party doesn’t qualify for any tax exempt status.

The question should be, “Why are so many political organizations being given tax exempt status?” I think these political organizations want this status as much for keeping their donors secret as for any tax advantage.

Jim Warren


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