Fwd: Consumer Law & Policy Blog
- This is interesting, and not surprising: When the Free State Project
organization tried to register as either a 501(c)(3) or a 501(c)(4)
organization several years ago, the response we got was "OH NO! NO WAY!
YOU'RE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH A STATUS1 UH UH!" Could it have anything to do
with the beliefs and mission of the Free State Project, particularly the
fact that we oppose the political class in its entirety?? Oh noooooo....
Explosion in Non-Profit Organizations Costing U.S. Treasury
Posted: 06 Dec 2009 06:17 AM PST
Check out this article<http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/us/06charity.html?_r=1&hp>in
the New York Times concerning the explosion of non-profit public
charities organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A
researchers at Stanford, entitled "Anything
Goes: Approval of Nonprofit Status by the
shows that about 99.5% of all applications for charitable status are
approved by the IRS. And, after a group is formed, there's little oversight
of its supposedly charitable work. A new group is approved by the IRS about
every 10 to 15 minutes. The number of 501(c)(3)s has increased by 60% in the
last decade. 501(c)(3)s pay no taxes.
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