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DoBW

(1,215 posts)
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:52 AM Jul 10

Heritage in violation of tax exempt status. Want to get pro-active instead of handwringing?

some one turned me on
search or use IRS.gov to bring up form 13909
fill out online

Form 13909
Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service
Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint (Referral)

1. Name of referred organization
The Heritage Foundation

2. Street address
214 Massachusetts Ave. NE

3. City 4. State 5. ZIP code 6. Date of referral
Washington, D.C. 20002 7/10/24

7. Organization’s Employer Identification Number (EIN)
23-7327730

8. Name(s) of person(s) involved
John P. Backiel

9. Organizational title(s)
Vice President, accounting and finance, treasurer

10. Date(s) various Dollar amount(s) (if known) unknown

12. Description of alleged activities (briefly describe the facts of the alleged violation – Who/What/Where/When/How you learned about and obtained
the information in this report. Attach another sheet if needed)
The heritage Foundation has published the political manifesto Project 2025, as a presidential transition project in support of candidate Donald J. Trump. This is political action in violation of Internal Revenue code section 501 (3) (c) The Heritage Foundation has violated tax exempt status and should be held to account

I filled out submission info & checked box about identity disclosure
I printed pdf and emailed as attachment to eoclass@irs.gov. with subject -- form13909

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Heritage in violation of tax exempt status. Want to get pro-active instead of handwringing? (Original Post) DoBW Jul 10 OP
I'd like to see a reward for reporting violations. multigraincracker Jul 10 #1
oh, there would be rewards if your reports are acted upon. Think. Again. Jul 10 #2
You can get a reward for reporting wrongdoing...see instructions for the form : Claim for Reward rgbecker Jul 10 #5
K&R Think. Again. Jul 10 #3
Form downloaded and submitted HarryM Jul 10 #4
Form downloaded and emailed. rgbecker Jul 10 #6
thank you, you all are awesome DoBW Jul 10 #7
K&R SamKnause Jul 10 #8
Thank you for posting text orthoclad Jul 10 #9
People like to post teasers to make you click to see... NoSheep Jul 10 #13
When I saw those threads about "echo chambers" orthoclad Jul 10 #17
I see. NoSheep Jul 10 #33
Irs ... Fullduplexxx Jul 10 #10
This IS in violation of 501(c)(3) pioche4 Jul 10 #11
Thanks pioche4! Seems clear to me, (part 4 item 3) but I'm no tax attorney. sarchasm Jul 10 #24
who funds hearatige ? AllaN01Bear Jul 10 #12
Republican billionaires. live love laugh Jul 10 #15
Same ones financing the Federalist Society that brought us Coney Barrett, Gorsuch, and Cavenaugh. BComplex Jul 10 #23
Front for the oiligarchs orthoclad Jul 10 #18
Thanks! Will do! CaptainTruth Jul 10 #14
Are you okay if we share this to our various social media? Reader Rabbit Jul 10 #16
Filled out and emailed in. StarryNite Jul 10 #19
beauty DoBW Jul 10 #20
Does this ever work? Diraven Jul 10 #21
DeJoy will just order these placed in the "dead letter" burn pit. Backseat Driver Jul 10 #25
What is TPTB? brakester Jul 10 #26
TPTB equals "the powers that be" n/t Backseat Driver Jul 10 #27
Filling one out now Skvngr Jul 10 #22
Done! CanonRay Jul 10 #28
idea came from young woman's viral vid DoBW Jul 10 #30
I doubt if they will be investigate for any reason. republianmushroom Jul 10 #29
or maybe they will get to it Skittles Jul 10 #32
Need an official act to revoke tax-exempt status and confiscate their money/property. keithbvadu2 Jul 10 #31

rgbecker

(4,852 posts)
5. You can get a reward for reporting wrongdoing...see instructions for the form : Claim for Reward
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:45 AM
Jul 10

This apparently is for those identifying an original violation...so you'll need to identify some other wacko right wing church or something....

Here's the link to the form etc.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f13909.pdf

orthoclad

(3,091 posts)
9. Thank you for posting text
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:24 AM
Jul 10

Too many posts here are just empty posts with links to websites I won't use, like Muxxer, googletube or tiptop.
I don't give clicks to Nazis.

It's not hard to post a little text - like this post does.

Thanks!

orthoclad

(3,091 posts)
17. When I saw those threads about "echo chambers"
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:33 AM
Jul 10

at first I thought they were talking about all those numerous empty posts proliferating here. Just links, no context.

pioche4

(120 posts)
11. This IS in violation of 501(c)(3)
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:43 AM
Jul 10

I have filled out tax forms for a long time for a non-profit, and every year, there are disclosures as part of tax filing that it is not a political organization. If Heritage is a 501c3, they ARE in violation.

Their submission:

Part IV, Item 3:
Did the organization engage in direct or indirect political campaign activities on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office? If "Yes," complete Schedule C, Part IClick to see attachment .............3 No

https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/237327730/202311789349301501/full

sarchasm

(1,068 posts)
24. Thanks pioche4! Seems clear to me, (part 4 item 3) but I'm no tax attorney.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:14 AM
Jul 10

Although I have to say, I'm not encouraged by how this SCOTUS might define "direct or indirect political campaign activities on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office."

It would also be interesting to see how they answered this on their 2023 form.

BComplex

(8,616 posts)
23. Same ones financing the Federalist Society that brought us Coney Barrett, Gorsuch, and Cavenaugh.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:54 AM
Jul 10

And a zillion more justices across the country in lifetime appointments.

Diraven

(742 posts)
21. Does this ever work?
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:40 AM
Jul 10

I know the IRS revokes tax exempt status all the time for organizations not filing correct forms, but I've never heard of them doing it for political activity. Churches especially do political endorsements all the time and the IRS just looks the other way.

Backseat Driver

(4,489 posts)
25. DeJoy will just order these placed in the "dead letter" burn pit.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:30 AM
Jul 10

The same way they can't seem to find a "time sensative" mailing from a RITA tax agency that was scanned into Informed Delivery. Wonder if he dreamed up the same orders on "random" Absentee Ballot requests and ballots??? It had a "return address," so DH called to have it remailed...nothing yet.. So twice this mail is MIA. BTW, we were told that franked government 1st class mail can legally be yanked and returned to the sender...Oops, so sorry, we messed up sending that to you??? Why was it addressed correctly and stamped "time sensitive"? I don't like waste and scams that increase postage costs. I've yet to hear about a new contract for local hauling of USPS package mail around the metropolitan area after the one with EVO Trucking was canceled because they were closing due to a bankruptcy...lowest bidder stuff again??? Likely just dumped and on you to dispute w/your bank if those things were "lost."

If the Inspectors General aren't going to make an enforceable stink about missing completed forms from the SCOTUS team like Clarence Thomas, what chance do TPTB give a hoot about IRS forms to rat-out political activities of 503(c) organizations??? So petty?...I have every thought that the mini truck load of forms from informant citizens are just ignored and destroyed??? Why bother...

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