Skip to comments.North Dakota wants hired pipeline protesters to pay state income taxes
Posted on 01/31/2017 12:10:05 PM PST by BenLurkin
Its no secret that millions have been funneled into the six-month-old demonstration via crowdfunding websites, and that more than 30 environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club, Indigenous Environmental Network, Food and Water Watch, 350.org and Greenpeace, have backed the protest.
If national environmental organizations are paying protest personnel, theyre not saying so publicly. Still, Mr. Rauschenberger said red flags will be raised if he doesnt start seeing W2 or 1099 tax forms from those affiliated with the protest arriving at his office.
Its something we could possibly pursue if we dont see 1099s coming in for the activity, Mr. Rauschenberger said.
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier has criticized paid agitators who crossed the line from peaceful protest to lawbreaking by trespassing on private property, blocking highways and bridges and throwing rocks, feces and burning logs at law enforcement.
If an organization is directly paying someone to come and do activities on their behalf, even protesting if theyre receiving income and theyre here in North Dakota performing activities for an organization, they owe income tax from Day One, Mr. Rauschenberger said. And that entity should be issuing 1099s. Just like a contractor.
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Love it! In reality, outrage for bucks should be illegal, not just treated like any other income.
For sure! Assuming they actually get paid, of course.
Lock them up for tax evasion. If it was good enough for Capone, it’s good enough for them.
This is an interesting move. Will keep my eye on how this all shakes out.
What an amazing idea.
Assuming they actually get paid, of course.”
Somebody is paying them. IMO they would just stay home if no one was - perhaps where there is a warm climate, but not likely North Dakota. Biggest problem I see their having is trying to determine what organization issued the check and, therefore, should also issue the W-2 or 1099.
Wonder if the protestors have signed up for SNAP payments?
USDA Food Stamps
about time, and Soros needs to be investigated by the IRS DOJ, and Putin asked if he wants Soros.
Do it, do it!
Of course they are being paid. You think they can take time off work for that long with no money coming in to support their families and themselves.
They also owe Federal tax in all 57 States. Today is the last day for the organizers to issue 1099s lest they face heavy penalties.
To make it worse these lefty looks are probably not getting healthcare benefits. I think we need a federal investigation here. Greenpeace and the Sierra Club are ducking out on giving Obamacare to their “workers” in the field.
I think that the state can go after them for tax evasion if they don’t pay up. It’s a step in the right direction.
And the 1099 will identify who made the payment. (Soros)
Fund the wall (Norte edition).
surely the FBI can/has infiltrated these groups to verify if they are being paid and who is paying them.
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