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INVESTIGATE IRS HARASSMENT OF TEA PARTY GROUPS
Breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2012 | REP. TOM MCCLINTOCK

Posted on 04/22/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT by Qbert

A defining aspect of the American tradition is that groups of citizens band together for a wide variety of civic purposes.  They recruit volunteers, raise funds and spend those funds to promote whatever project or cause brings them together.

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We don’t apply a political test to these civic groups – we recognize the fundamental right of Americans to organize and to pool their resources to promote whatever causes they believe in... 

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In order to be recognized as non-profit groups, these organizations must register with the IRS – a purely ministerial function that has, in the past, been applied evenly and without regard to their political views.     

At least until now.

It seems that Tea Party groups are now being treated very differently than their counterparts on the political Left. 

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A Tea Party group in my district is typical of the reports we are hearing from all across the country.  This group submitted articles of incorporation as a non-profit to the state of California, and received approval within a month.  Then, they tried to register as a non-profit with the IRS.  Despite repeated and numerous inquiries, the IRS stonewalled this group for a year and a half, at which time it demanded thousands of pages of documentation – and gave the group less than three weeks to produce it. 

The IRS demanded the names of every participant at every meeting held over the last two years, transcripts of every speech given at those meetings, what positions they had taken on issues, the names of their volunteers and donors, and copies of  communications they had with elected officials and on and on. 

Perhaps most chilling of all, the organizer of this particular group soon found herself the object of a personal income tax audit by the IRS.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; irs; mcclintock; nonprofits; teaparty; tommcclintock
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To: unixfox

It could be, indeed. Just think of the IRS as a domestic Gestapo, SS, or one of Stalin’s old lettered agencies, that’s what they are, maybe more, but no less.


21 posted on 04/22/2012 9:01:15 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Qbert

And in FR article THE THIRD GUN (about fast and furious) today Holder is quoted as saying “We have conducted a preliminary investigation that indicates we have done no wrong. Once the final investigation makes it absolutely clear we have done no wrong, we will release it so the MSM can sing praises for our integrity and give WELL-DESERVED SPANKINGS TO THOSE WHO WOULD ACCUSE US. OUR FRIENDS AT THE IRS ARE ALSO WORKING HARD TO FIND AND PUNISH ANY WHO WOULD DARE TO SMEAR OUR GOOD REPUTATION.” Caps are mine and I am yelling. I am ashamed of the elected Repubs who will not stop this destruction of our country. They like what’s happening to us.


22 posted on 04/22/2012 9:09:24 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Qbert

IRS Summons Has No OMB Control Number

Sometimes we overlook the remedies that are the most simple. Eddie Kahn told us about one thing that they completely overlooked involving the Paperwork Reduction Act. That Act says you are not required to disclose anything on any federal form that does not have a valid OMB control number. The Office of Management and Budget is the one who assigns these control numbers and when they do, the number appears in the upper right-hand corner of a form.

American Rights Litigators (ARL) always has clients that the IRS sends summonses to where they request books and records. Well, guess what, both the first and third party summonses that the IRS sends out do not have any OMB control numbers on them. One of ARL’s researchers brought this to Eddie’s attention this week after he looked under Title 44 USC § 3512, entitled Public Protection. Here is what it says:

TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 35 - COORDINATION OF FEDERAL INFORMATION POLICY
Section 3512 - Public protection

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that is subject to this chapter if -

(1) the collection of information does not display a valid control number assigned by the Director in accordance with this chapter; or

(2) the agency fails to inform the person who is to respond to the collection of information that such person is not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a valid control number.

(b) The protection provided by this section may be raised in the form of a complete defense, bar, or otherwise at any time during the agency administrative process or judicial action applicable thereto.

As you can see, the Paperwork Reduction Act shows us that the IRS summons is nothing more than a bootleg request for information. Eddie talked to a fellow recently who said he raised this issue back in 1988 in an order to show cause hearing. The judge told him that he still had to give the IRS the information they wanted even after showing him the above section, so he appealed it. When he did it though, the IRS came in and canceled their opposition to his objection. They knew the appeals court would probably overturn the verdict and they didn’t want to have a precedent set, which is why they did it. This is important to know for the summons is the IRS’ key instrument that they use to gather information on us at the examination level. It has no force and effect at all if we just use the proper argument.


23 posted on 04/22/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT by know-the-law
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To: WhiskeyX

Obama has said, “Reward your friends and punish your enemies.” Clinton had the same policy. The Marxists are the same as the Mafiosa except they have legitimacy and the force of the government.


24 posted on 04/22/2012 8:40:02 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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