BHOF’s website lists the foundation’s physical address as 107 S. West St. #401 in Alexandria, Virginia, a location that actually houses only a UPS store. They probably just rent a mailbox here or receive mail here, said one UPS employee there in May 2013. Equally problematic is the address listed in BHOF’s IRS filings4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 110-152 in Arlington, Virginiawhich houses only a marketing center for a drug-and-alcohol treatment organization known as A Better Today Recovery Services. When questioned about BHOF in May 2013, not a single employee in A Better Today’s office had ever heard of the foundation.
From 2008-11, BHOF operated illegally as a nonprofit group and falsely claimed tax-exempt statusfor which it had not yet formally applied. The foundation finally submitted its 2010 application for nonprofit, tax-exempt status on May 23, 2011; seven days later, it submitted its filings for 2008 and 2009. Within just one month of these filingson June 26, 2011Lois Lerner, the senior official who headed the IRS’s tax-exempt organizations office, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to BHOF. This promptness represented a stark contrast to the experience of many conservative organizations that, beginning in 2010, had been intentionally forced (by Lerner’s office) to wait more than three years, in some cases, for approval. Moreover, Lerner broke with the norms of tax-exemption approval by making BHOF’s tax-exempt status retroactive to December 2008.
According to Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center: The Obama Foundation raised money on its web page by falsely claiming to be a tax deductible. This bogus charity ... had not even applied and yet subsequently got retroactive tax-deductible status. Boehm described Abon’go Malik Obamas attempt to raise money under the nonprofit banner as common law fraud and potentially even federal mail fraud.
Nice big dragnet.
If this is true- would not the tax returns of the donors have to be amended for years when BHOF was not tax exempt.