IRS abuse of power Targeting Scandal

List of Questions the IRS asked Conservative Non-Profit Organizers

List of Questions the IRS asked Conservative Non-Profit Organizers

The IRS is currently under investigation by several US Federal groups in Congress and the FBI for targeting non-profit organizations for their conservative political affiliations and support.  See our complete history of this targeting.

Here’s a partial list of questions the IRS asked these conservative groups.  They did not ask liberal groups these same questions.

  1. “Provide a list of all issues that are important to your organization. Indicate your position regarding each issue.”
  2. “Please explain in detail the derivation of your organization’s name.”
  3. “Are you on Facebook or other social networking sites? If yes, provide copies of these pages.”
  4. “Provide details regarding your relationship with Justin Binik-Thomas.”
  5. “The names of the donors, contributors, and grantors . . . The amounts of each donations, contributions, and grants and the dates you received them.”
  6. “Provide details regarding all training you have provided or will provide. Indicate who has received or will received the training and submit copies of the training material.”
  7. “Have you attempted or will you attempt to influence the outcome of specific legislation? If so, provide the following:”
  8. “Do your issue-related advocacy communications compare to the positions of candidates or slates of candidate on these issues with your positions? Provide copies of these communications. What percentage do these constitute of your issue-related advocacy communications?”
  9. “Please provide copies of all your current web pages, including your blog posts. Please provide copies of all of your newsletters, bulletins, flyers, newsletters or any other media or literature you have disseminated to your members or others. Please provide copies of stories and articles that have been published about you.”
  10. “Please provide the following information for your board of directors and officers:a. Provide all copies of your corporate minutes from inception to the presentb. Provide the titles, duties, work hours and compensation amounts of your board members, officers and employees. If they only work for a certain time yearly, bi-yearly or quad-yearly, please provide the periods they had (have) worked and will work. Please identify your volunteers
  11. “Provide the following information for the income you received and raised for the years from inception to the present. Also, provide the same information for the income you expect to receive and raise for 2012, 2013, and 2014.a. Donations, contributions and grant income for each year which includes the following information:b. The names of the donors, contributors and grants.”
  12. “Do you directly or indirectly communicate with members of legislative bodies? If so, provide copies of the written communications and contents of other forms of communications. Please include the percentage of time and resources you have spent or will spend conducting these activities in relation to 100 percent of all your activities.”
  13. “Fully describe your youth outreach program with the local school.”
  14. “Submit the following information relating to your past and present directors, officers and key employees:a. Provide a resume for eachb. Indicate the number of hours per month each individual has provided or is providing services to youc. Provide a description of all the services each individual provides or has provided to youd. Indicate the total compensation provided to each individual

    e. Describe how each compensation package was determined

  15. “List each past or present board member, officer, key employee and members of their families:
  16. “Do you encourage eligible voters to educate themselves, register to vote, and vote?a. Explain in detail how you do this. For example, do you conduct voter registration or get out the vote drives, or voter education?b. In the course of conducting these activities, do your members or volunteers urge the voters to support or oppose particular candidates or slates of candidates? If not, describe how you ensure that these activities are conducted in a strictly non-partisan manner”
  17. “Do you or will you endorse candidates? If yes, provide a list of all candidates you have endorsed.”
  18. “Apart from your responses to the preceding, estimate the percentage of your time and what percentage of your resources you would devote to activities in the 2012 election cycle in which you will explicitly or implicitly support or oppose a candidate, candidates, or slate of candidates, for public office.”
  19. “Provide a copy of the presentation (To Challenge the Imagination of the Rising Generation) given to Vanderbilt College Republicans by your director”
  20. “Has any person or organization provided educational services to you? If yes, provide the following:a. The name of the person or organizationb. A full description of the services providedc. The political affiliation of the person or organization.”

All of these questions go beyond, some way beyond, what is legally required.  Some are without a doubt illegal such as names of family members, names of contributors and amounts.  See our story on the background of the IRS Targeting Scandal.


Source: Desert News



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