Originally published at: http://www.dailystormer.com/it-begins-irs-revokes-national-policy-institutes-tax-exemption/
March 14, 2017
In a shocking act of politically motivated malfeasance, the Israeli Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exemption status for Richard Spencer's National Policy Institute.
This is not the first time the IRS has used its power to try and silence political dissent. A group of Republican Congressmen opened up a motion to impeach current IRS commissioner, John Koskinen, for lying to protect disgraced former bureaucrat Lois Lerner, a Jewess who was caught abusing the agency to financially terrorize conservative groups. Koskinen has donated at least six figures to the Democratic party, so it should come as no surprise that NPI is being set up now that some people are starting to listen.
NPI has been tax exempt since 2011, without any problems. It doesn't get close to say, the Anti-Defamation League or Southern Poverty Law Center, in violating the legal prescriptions mandated to keep your 501(c)(3), and it certainly doesn't have hundreds of millions of dollars stashed away on the Cayman Islands like the SPLC does - something only people up to no good do.
The nonprofit run by one of America’s most prominent white nationalists, Richard Spencer, has lost its tax-exempt status for failing to file tax returns with the federal government, according to Internal Revenue Service records.
An inquiry by The Times also raised questions about whether Spencer had properly filed paperwork allowing the National Policy Institute to raise funds in Virginia, its primary place of business, and whether Spencer, a Donald Trump supporter, had flouted federal rules that forbid nonprofits from supporting or opposing political candidates.
As Spencer’s profile rose on the national stage in recent years, the National Policy Institute’s nonprofit status allowed his supporters to make tax-deductible donations to support his publications and conferences for white nationalists. One of the National Policy Institute’s events included a November conference in Washington, where Spencer told a crowd, "Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!" and received Nazi salutes in return.
But as Spencer’s visibility rose on the national stage, there was little corresponding transparency into the National Policy Institute’s finances because the group had stopped filing its required tax returns with the IRS after 2012.
Such tax records for nonprofits, which are available to the public, generally must be filed each year. The forms show how much money an organization makes, how much it spends, how much it pays its officers and who sits on its board, plus other information intended to provide transparency and accountability. Failing to file for three years in a row results in an automatic loss in tax-exempt status.
But for years, the IRS had apparently misclassified the National Policy Institute and publicly listed the group as not being required to file such forms. (An IRS spokeswoman declined to comment for this story, saying “federal law prohibits the IRS from commenting on a particular taxpayer or case.”)
The IRS fixed the error in February, and on Monday it updated its records to say that the National Policy Institute’s tax-exempt status had been stripped retroactively as of May 15, 2016, when the group’s 2015 tax return would have been due.
Spencer cited the IRS error as the reason his group did not file its tax returns. Tax experts said that was no excuse.
“They should have known that they should have been filing,” said Philip T. Hackney, a law professor at Louisiana State University who formerly worked for the IRS, specializing in nonprofits. “It’s very clear under the law that if you don’t file for three years, you lose your status.”
Chuck McLean, a senior research fellow at Guidestar, a site that monitors and publishes records of nonprofits, agreed. “Ignorance is no excuse,” McLean said.
So in other words, the IRS "misclassified" NPI as not being required to file their forms, then long after the three year deadline passes and NPI has gotten famous, they suddenly "fix" the error... a month ago.
What a cohencidence.
What really happened is vermin from the Judenpresse and most likely the ADL/SPLC were trying to get their internal records for nefarious purposes, and could find none so they opened up a legalistic complaint. Unlike average citizens, Jews with big money behind them and lots of government connections actually get their complaints heard. Chances are this "clerical error" is anything but to begin with.
I guess we should wait and see if their appeal succeeds. It should, legally speaking, as the error was on the IRS' end. Irrespective of that, the transparent and brazen tricks the government is playing are no longer the smooth ones they used to smother Father Coughlin and Gerald LK Smith. As America demographically declines, the corruption gets more brazen and banana republic style.
Guess we'll have to wait and see.