Thursday, June 23, 2011

CAIR Loses IRS Status

One for the Gipper. CAIR loses it's IRS charitable tax deduction status for not filing necessary disclosures. And no wonder, CAIR does not want the extent of Saudi and other Islamist money doantions made public.

All I can say is HOORAY. Nobody messes with the IRS.


Jewish World Review June 23, 2011 / 21 Sivan, 5771

CAIR Loses IRS Status

By Steven Emerson

Why is this group still given credibility, by the media and others?

Donations to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) no longer are tax deductible after the organization was among 275,000 tax-exempt organizations purged earlier this month by the Internal Revenue Service.

The groups failed to file required annual reports, known as form 990s, detailing their revenues and expenses, for three consecutive years. CAIR had been a non-profit on its own, but in 2007, the IRS approved a separate tax-exempt CAIR Foundation. The foundation never filed any subsequent reports. Both the foundation and CAIR national are on the purge list.

CAIR has 30 state chapters throughout the country, many of which have their own non-profit designations which remain active.

While the IRS believes most of the organizations stripped of status have shut down, those still operating can apply for reinstatement. Meanwhile, CAIR's web site continues to solicit donations by touting them as tax deductible
two weeks after the IRS issued the list and notifications were sent to all 275,000 purged groups.

Donors still could deduct the money on their tax returns if CAIR is reinstated between now and April 15. All the purged organizations have 15 months to seek reinstatement. But it is unclear whether CAIR will file the required papers or whether their explanation about past reporting failures will be enough to satisfy the IRS.

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