Skip to comments.David Brock’s Media Matters Allegedly Hid Income From IRS For Years
Posted on 03/14/2017 10:40:25 AM PDT by TigerClaws
In December 2016, a largely unnoticed report from The Citizens Audit revealed that David Brocks Media Matters allegedly hid $1 million from the IRS spanning 2010 to 2014.
Brocks Media Matters owns a lease to the entire 6th floor of a building in Washington D.C. also reported by The Citizens Audit and subleases office space to thirteen other organizations. However, the city of Washington D.C. only recognizes one registered occupant on the 6th floor Media Matters for America. If they all share the same floor space and pay rent to Brock, that's something to tell the IRS.
Pictured: 13 other organizations share the same address as Media Matters some even detailing that theyre located on the 6th floor.
Media Matters sharing floor space with 13 other organizations isnt wrong. However, the fact that Media Matters failed to report their sublet rental income to the IRS definitely is. The Citizens Audit report delves deeper
According to their reporting, Media Matters claims two different figures to the IRS and in their financial statements. To the IRS, Media Matters reports $924,454 in total occupancy expenses and $0 of sublet rental income. In their financials, Media Matters reports $1,214,454 in total occupancy expenses, $290,000 of sublet rental income.
Tax instructions state Do not net any rental income received from leasing or subletting rented space against the amount reported on line 16 for occupancy expenses.
Media Matters 2014 financial statements, however, show that the reported occupancy expenses includes the net sublease income of $290,000.
Plain as day, it seems Media Matters broke tax guidelines. With this, a huge discrepancy is uncovered:
Media Matters claimed to the IRS in 2014 that their total occupancy expenses in 2014 were $924,454. Media Matters claimed in their 2014 financial statements that their total occupancy expenses were $1,214,454.
Which one of these is true what Media Matters reported to the IRS or what they reported in their financials? The better question is, where did the $290,000 in sublet rent income go? It wasnt reported to the IRS in 2014. The IRS provides two options for reporting sublet rental income. Either report the rental income as a program-service revenue or report the rental income as gross rents On their 2014 tax form, Media Matters did neither:
Furthermore, General Services Administration, a government organization, signed a 10 year lease in 2009 for the entire 5th floor of the same building Media Matters is in.
For the 5th floor, the lease is $942,021 per year; that includes operating expenses and real estate taxes. The lease also makes no reference of an escalation clause.
In 2009, Media Matters signed a 10 year lease for the entire 6th floor of the building and claim to spend much more in rent than the General Services Administration. Interestingly enough, Media Matters specifies that this amount does not include operating expenses and real estate taxes:
It seems Media Matters is truthful in reporting that its occupancy claims were $924,454. However, reporting they collected $0 in sublet rental income was a lie. Media Matters is indeed receiving payments for rent in 2014, they took payment from American Bridge 21st Century for office rent.
Allegedly, with this report, David Brock and his associates are likely pocketing the sublet rent income for personal use and hiding it from the IRS.
Furthermore, compare Media Matters reported sublet rental income on their IRS form 990s and their financial statements found in Massachusetts non-profit document search database (search under AG Account Number: 047309). On their taxes, they report $0. On their financials, $1,052,500 is reported in sublet rental income spanning 2010 to 2014.
Brock didn’t have a thing to worry about with Obama as president. Obama’s motto was, “Punish our enemies, reward our friends.” Can you begin to imagine how much Obama’s friends got away with?
That's illegal if an ordinary person does it, isn't it?
One of the curious things is that Trump has not fired John Koskinen who was the IRS commissioner under Obama during the time of all the targeting of conservative groups. He could fire him any day he wanted, but not so far.
It's OK when liberals do this.
This was part of the material that James Alefantis used to extort David Brock:
After their eventful breakup, I understand Brock had to sell his Cape Cod home to raise the required blackmail Hush Money.
It was sort of a faggot-flavored version of a Denny Hastert type situation.
Looks like someone was just lazy and/or incompetent.
Looks like the Pizzagate Crowd will go down via the Capone maneuver... in exchange for ratting on their fellow snakes.
DAVID BROCK Money Laundering Scheme Exposed:
14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs & Non-Profits Implicated
zerohedge.com ^ | Sep 20, 2016 / FR Posted by Helicondelta
David Brock has 7 non-profits, 3 Super PACs, one 527-committee, one LLC, one joint fundraising committee, and one unregistered solicitor crammed into his office in Washington DC.
Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between these organizations.
The Bonner Group, his professional solicitor, works off a commission. Every time money gets passed around, Bonner receives a 12.5% cut.
Follow the money: Say, for example, you donate $1,062,857 to Media Matters for America. This is how David Brock would have used your charitable donation in 2014:
1- Media Matters would receive your $1,062,857 donation The Bonner Group would earn a $132,857 commission Media Matters would retain $930,000
2- Next, Media Matters would give whats left of your entire donation, $930,000, to the Franklin Education Forum The Bonner Group would earn a $116,250 commission The Franklin Education Forum would retain $813,750
3- The Franklin Education Forum would then forward the remaining $813,750 to The Franklin Forum The Bonner Group would earn a $101,718 commission The Franklin Forum would retain $712,031
In the end, Brocks solicitor would have pocketed $350,825, almost a third of your initial donation! Thats a far cry from the advertised 12.5% commission....more at zerohedge.com
I need more popcorn for this show.
Probably went to Brock’s trysts at the “men’s” club.
I sometimes think he’s ‘saving’ a lot of the bad guys to string them out on CSPAN for weeks and weeks of hearings. Americans need to be able to examine swamp denizens as they’re dredged and netted out, to understand the scale of the rot.
Fwd to Sessions
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David Brock and associates are slime. Trump will eat them for breakfast.
No Obama David Ha
Yeah, but libs, especially libs that are homos, are above the law.
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