As we have noted before, the ROCK RIVER PATRIOTS have been targeted by the IRS in our pursuit of tax exempt status. Having decided to withdraw our application after getting the run around, we are now faced with paying the taxes we owe. It is no suprise how much of a run around we have gotten while trying to get this cleared up. After having our application delayed by the IRS for over a year (close to a year and a half), we are now faced with all the interest and late fees which are almost as much as the taxes we were supposed to pay. Coincidentally, we filed our 2011 and 2012 taxes to the IRS as a pending tax exempt entity while waiting to hear about our status.
Once again, this should be a wake-up call to everyone. It’s time to repeal the 16th Amendment and abolish the IRS. Why don’t we have any Republicans talking about this?
Matt Kittle from the Wisconsin Reporter has an article with an update on our story, part of which is shared below with a link to the full story on their website.
Vicki McKenna spoke with Matt Kittle about this issue on her show on Tuesday 01/07/14: Vicki McKenna podcast Tuesday 01/07/14 Hour 3.
By M.D. Kittle| Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — If you think the Internal Revenue Service’s persecution of conservative organizations has faded into an “inappropriate” past, the folks from theRock River Patriots would like to set the record straight.
“We are being totally overrun by an out-of-control government,” said Marvin Munyon, a director of the southern Wisconsin tea party group.
The Rock River Patriots, like so many other limited-government organizations applying for tax-exempt status, was given the administrative runaround for more than a year before Munyon, exasperated and “threatened,” threw up his hands and dropped the group’s pursuit of 501(c)(4) status.
Not only has the revenue agency demanded the small, grassroots organization pay hundreds of dollars in taxes owed while the Rock River Patriots worked through the onerous tax-exempt application process, the IRS is charging nearly as much in late payment fees, penalties and interest.
Filed under: Federal Issues, Freedom of Speech Under Attack | Tagged: Abolish the IRS, Rock River Patriots Events, Rock River Patriots Meeting, tax exempt status, TEA Party and Patriot Groups Targeted, Vicki McKenna, Wisconsin Reporter |