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ACORN: Tax cheat. Group faces huge IRS liens
NY Post ^ | September 22, 2009 | DEROY MURDOCK

Posted on 09/22/2009 2:02:43 AM PDT by Scanian

ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis told Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday that her group "absolutely pays its taxes." Not true: The IRS and Louisiana's taxmen have imposed nearly $2 million in liens against ACORN for failing to fork over taxes at its New Orleans national headquarters.

The IRS recently filed a $548,000 lien against the group, and Louisiana state tax officials have slapped $334,000 in liens on ACORN since last October.

Evidence that ACORN ignored its tax obligations may be less exciting than its branch offices' eagerness to help a self-professed pimp break multiple laws, or the voter-registration fraud for which various of its workers have been convicted.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
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1 posted on 09/22/2009 2:02:44 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

read


2 posted on 09/22/2009 2:14:56 AM PDT by sauropod (People who do things are people that get things done.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ping


3 posted on 09/22/2009 2:17:13 AM PDT by amom
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To: Scanian

This is for failure to remit withholding tax - the taxes taken out of their employees wages. So evidently none of their employees have been getting Social Security credit for the time they’ve worked there.


4 posted on 09/22/2009 2:23:54 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Scanian

The lies that Bertha Lewis told during that interview only emphasize the criminal nature of the organization called ACORN.


5 posted on 09/22/2009 2:24:15 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel

“But it’s just a little bit of money that’s involved” (Juan Williams)

“The CIA interrogations are much bigger” (Bill O’Reilly)

Hardly any reporters are mentioning the $8.5 billion allocated to ACORN in the Porkulus bill. What could those criminals do with money like that??


6 posted on 09/22/2009 2:38:18 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
What could those criminals do with money like that??

Oh, I don't know, perhaps throw an election?

7 posted on 09/22/2009 2:45:31 AM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: meyer

We have a winner!


8 posted on 09/22/2009 2:48:30 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian; abb

Related :

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-13/1253424061142910.xml&coll=1

The “Nuts” are in deep Doo-Doo in my state...;0)


9 posted on 09/22/2009 2:56:25 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: SeeSharp

Years ago I worked for a company that got in tax trouble and I didn’t find out til years later (when I got a SS statement) that my former boss had not been reporting and/or paying SS withholding to the IRS for a period of time. So I have 2 years blank which really burns me up, because the money was taken out of my paychecks AND it looks like I was unemployed for 2 years.


10 posted on 09/22/2009 3:23:03 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; youturn; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; ...
ACORN Ping!

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


11 posted on 09/22/2009 3:48:33 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: SeeSharp
This is for failure to remit withholding tax - the taxes taken out of their employees wages. So evidently none of their employees have been getting Social Security credit for the time they’ve worked there.

If Al Franken can get away with it, so can ACORN.

12 posted on 09/22/2009 3:56:01 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: SeeSharp

The failure to pay with-held SS & payroll taxes usually brings the rath of the IRS and criminal charges...what will the IRS do for Acorn?


13 posted on 09/22/2009 4:10:24 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Scanian

Even Democrats have a tough time stomaching those who steal from the same wonderful entitlement programs they create. They still accept them, but they have a tough time doing it.


14 posted on 09/22/2009 4:43:16 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Scanian
Hardly any reporters are mentioning the $8.5 billion allocated to ACORN in the Porkulus bill. What could those criminals do with money like that??

Pay their tax liens?

15 posted on 09/22/2009 7:18:26 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Scanian
ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis told Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday that her group "absolutely pays its taxes." Not true:

That means Bertha lied? Say it ain't so!

These corrupt bastards deserve jail time. Right along with half of Obama's cabinet.

16 posted on 09/24/2009 5:46:57 AM PDT by South40 (Islam has a long tradition of tolerance, ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40
I watched that woman in the interview with Wallace. All I could keep thinking when she talked was a line from Gone With the Wind. Scarlet had just shot a man. Melanie was at the staircase and Scarlet's sisters were outside asking what the noise was. Melanie shouted to them "Oh, your sister was just cleaning the gun and it went off." and Scarlet said "You are such a cool liar, Mellie." Yep, that Lewis woman is a Cool Liar. Do any of Obama's cronies know what the truth is?

Actually, rather than instill faith and trust in these people, this administration is making the whole country more leary of them. Is this the normal behavior for them? Inquiring minds want to know.

17 posted on 09/24/2009 5:59:00 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: CitizenM

I am a political junkie I pay attention to the news.

WHY is it that Joe the plumber was lamented all over the MSM for owing the IRS back taxes and ACORN owes IN THE MILLIONS and gets a media pass?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2116450/posts?page=1


18 posted on 09/24/2009 6:05:43 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: iopscusa

As explained by and IRS agent. They can arrest you for not filing forms, and filing fraudulent forms, but they can not arrest you for lack of paying taxes.... They just seize everything, including your future paychecks.


19 posted on 09/24/2009 6:24:10 AM PDT by Quick Shot
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To: Quick Shot

20 posted on 09/24/2009 6:36:20 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Scanian

Bertha is spending all her time suing the film-making journalists.


21 posted on 09/24/2009 7:38:28 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: freeangel

Poor Bertha is just a paid face (frontman) for the real crooks.......”They’r usin ya Bertha! How fast do you think they’ll throw YOU under the bus?”


22 posted on 09/24/2009 7:42:03 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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