Skip to comments.Document: IRS ordered conservative ed.group to turn over list of HS and college students it trained
Posted on 05/15/2013 10:21:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When a Tennessee lawyer asked the IRS for tax-exempt status for a mentoring group that trained high school and college students about conservative political philosophy, the agency responded with a list of 95 questions in 31 parts, including an ultimatum for a list of everyone the group had trained, or planned to train.
'Provide details regarding all training you have provided or will provide,' the IRS demanded. 'Indicate who has received or will receive the training and submit copies of the training material.'
That question was part of the tax collection agency's February 14, 2012 letter to Kevin Kookogey. founder of the group Linchpins of Liberty. He had submitted his application 13 months earlier.
'Can you imagine my responsibility to parents if I disclosed the names of their children to the IRS?' he asked MailOnline.
It's 'an impossible question to answer fully and truthfully,' he said, 'without disclosing the names of anyone I ever taught, or would ever teach, including students.'
Like the leaders of many tea party-affiliated groups whose tax-exemption applications have become the subject of angry complaints, Kookogey called the IRS's inquisition an overreach, 'especially considering that my organization mentors high school and college students.'
It 'should send chills through your spine,' he told MailOnline, 'that the government would ask me to identify those I teach, and to provide details of what I teach them.'
The 13-month delay, while burdensome, was far shorter than those some other groups endured. According to a report released late Tuesday by the IRS's Office of Inspector General, the average delay at one point was 574 days.
But Kookogey said a $30,000 grant was canceled as a result of the IRS's months-long radio silence, when he couldn't tell his donor that Linchpins had earned its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.....
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I know the Nazi and Soviet analogies get overused, but this is how it starts people, with lists.
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everything old is new again...
The DNC is today’s Stasi.
Love the IRS? Then vote DNC
Oh, It’s gonna get even better. Wait ‘till the IRS takes control of your health care. Thank you, John Roberts.
Isn’t this something like - er, invasion of privacy? And if these kids are minors, wouldn’t the IRS have to request their records from their parents?
The IRS has been the collections enforcer for the FED since 1913 and now we see it is also becoming a KGB-Stasi for leftist and their sissy cheerleader Hussein who is a known communist apparatchik. The Gestapo and SS were the equivalent for the National Socialist Fascist (gov’t & corporations). Eisenhower, McCarthy, Kennedy et all warned us. It’s past time to have a house cleaning to throw this whole rat nest out of Wahussington, NYC, Hollywood, the UN, etc.
This is some straight up Gestapo BS.
This is definitely unconstitutional. There are SCOTUS cases pre-dating Brown v. Board, cited in Brown v. Board that plainly say so.
They think it takes a village...
The IRS needs to be told to “BUGGER OFF!!”