George Soros-backed nonprofit group suing Ron DeSantis violates federal law

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  26 comments

By:   Alianza Americas (Washington Examiner)

George Soros-backed nonprofit group suing Ron DeSantis violates federal law
EXCLUSIVE — A George Soros-backed immigration nonprofit group that is suing Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and supports open borders has run afoul of a federal disclosure law.

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EXCLUSIVE — AGeorge Soros-backed immigration nonprofit group that is suing Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and supports open borders has run afoul of a federal disclosure law.

Alianza Americas alleged in a September lawsuit against DeSantis that he "intentionally targeted" illegal immigrants upon Florida's government flying them to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. That same organization, which has raked in over $1.5 million from Soros's Open Society Foundations, has failed to provide the Washington Examiner its 2021 tax forms within the 30-day period required under IRS rules.

"Alianza Americas has violated IRS law by not producing their 2021 990 Form within 30 days of a written request," Paul Kamenar, counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative watchdog group, told the Washington Examiner.

Kamenar said that Alianza could be subject to daily fines of up to a maximum of $10,000 and a personal penalty of $1,000. His organization previously filed an IRS complaint in October against Alianza that alleged the charity may have failed to disclose lobbying during 2019 and 2020.

Following that complaint, charity experts, including Kamenar, told the Washington Examiner it appears Alianza also seemingly lobbied in 2021 — which would have to be reported on tax forms that are currently nonpublic.

In part, the Washington Examiner requested Alianza's 2021 tax forms to verify whether or not the group claimed it engaged in lobbying that year. A first written request was made on Nov. 28, followed by two written requests on Dec. 23 and Dec. 27.

No response has been given as of this writing, even though Alianza did, in fact, file its tax forms in 2021, according to the IRS.

Attempts by at least one outside organization to obtain Alianza's tax forms in-person have also been unsuccessful, the Washington Examiner has learned. Nonprofit groups that receive an in-person request for their tax forms must provide them that same day, according to the IRS.

On Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, the Chicago GOP went to the Chicago address listed on Alianza's latest public tax forms. However, there were no employees on site, according to the group's spokesman, Jeff Fiedler.

"Twice we had Chicago Republican Party staff visit their alleged office location in Little Village, Chicago, and while there are instructions on the door to deposit Alianza Americas's mail at the address, neighbors relayed to our staff that Alianza Americas no longer occupied the premises," Fiedler told the Washington Examiner.

"I guess it's not surprising that they operate like a shadow organization, when it would seem that they are repeatedly disregarding the rules, evading investigation, while likely breaching a series of laws designed to maintain the sovereignty of the United States."

In addition to allegations that Alianza may have violated federal law by failing to disclose lobbying, Republican lawmakers have raised concerns over whether or not Alianza may have illegally used federal grant money for lobbying. Alianza received $8.5 million from the Department of Health and Human Services in 2021, records show.

Federal law prohibits grants from being used "directly or indirectly" to "pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone, letter, printed or written matter, or other device" to sway the government to take any position on policy or law.

"As such, we are requesting a review of all grants received by Alianza Americas as well as the publicly disclosed actions taken by Alianza Americas that would be in violation of the law and federal regulations," Reps. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Beth Van Duyne (R-TX) wrote in a joint letter to the HHS in October 2022.

The IRS declined a request for comment.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

A $10,000 a day fine!

Great!

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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2  SteevieGee    2 weeks ago
That same organization, which has raked in over $1.5 million from Soros's Open Society Foundations, has failed to provide the Washington Examiner its 2021 tax forms within the 30-day period required under IRS rules.

Wait...  There's an IRS rule that says you have to give your tax forms to a newspaper on demand?

Show me.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2.1  Ronin2  replied to  SteevieGee @2    2 weeks ago

https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources/public-disclosure-requirements-nonprofits#:~:text=The%20IRS%20requires%20tax%2Dexempt,their%20application%20for%20tax%2Dexemption .

The IRS requires tax-exempt nonprofits to provide copies, upon request, of their three most recently filed annual information returns (IRS Form 990) and their application for tax-exemption. To demonstrate a commitment to transparency and to make it easier for those seeking financial information to view these documents, many charitable nonprofits post these documents on their websites. State laws may also address accountability and transparency practices.

An exempt organization must make available for public inspection its exemption application. An exemption application includes the Form 1023 or Form 1023-EZ (for organizations recognized as exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3)), Form 1024 or Form 1024-A , as applicable, (for organizations recognized as exempt under most other paragraphs of section 501(c)), or the letter submitted under the paragraphs for which no form is prescribed, together with supporting documents and any letter or document issued by the IRS concerning the application. A political organization exempt from taxation under section 527(a) must make available for public inspection and copying its notice of status , Form 8871.

In addition, an exempt organization must make available for public inspection and copying its annual return. Such returns include Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax PDF , Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax PDF , Form 990-PF, Return of Private Foundation PDF , Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return PDF , filed after August 17, 2006, Form 990-BL, Information and Initial Excise Tax Return for Black Lung Benefit Trusts and Certain Related Persons , and the Form 1065, U.S. Partnership Return of Income .

Returns must be available for a three-year period beginning with the due date of the return (including any extension of time for filing). For this purpose, the return includes any schedules, attachments, or supporting documents that relate to the imposition of tax on the unrelated business income of the charity. 

No, there is a rule that non profits must provide their tax forms upon demand.

Are the two links provided proof enough?

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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2.1.1  SteevieGee  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1    2 weeks ago

It's interesting that anybody, especially those who are probably your enemies, have that power.  Thanks, Ronin.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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3  Ed-NavDoc    2 weeks ago

George Soros is one of the most disgusting pieces of filth currently residing on this planet.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3    2 weeks ago

Evidently, God doesn't know about Soros.

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.1.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1    2 weeks ago

Maybe "God" likes Soros and is not overly fond of DeSantis ... mysterious fellow the ancient Israelites concocted.

 
 
 
arkpdx
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3.1.2  arkpdx  replied to  Hallux @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

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Hallux
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3.1.3  Hallux  replied to  arkpdx @3.1.2    2 weeks ago

Your comment reeks of anti-semitism:

 
 
 
arkpdx
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3.1.4  arkpdx  replied to  Hallux @3.1.3    2 weeks ago

Not liking one man is not anti-Semitic in any way shape or form.

 
 
 
JBB
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3.1.5  JBB  replied to  arkpdx @3.1.4    2 weeks ago

Defining Jews as "Devil Worshipers" is Pure D Antisemitism!

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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3.1.6  Right Down the Center  replied to  JBB @3.1.5    2 weeks ago

Only problem is no one said that.

 
 
 
George
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3.1.7  George  replied to  JBB @3.1.5    2 weeks ago

So that only makes democrats like Farakan and Obama antisemites, yours and Hallux comments are nothing more than personal attacks

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JBB
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3.1.8  JBB  replied to  Right Down the Center @3.1.6    2 weeks ago

Soros worships his God in a synagogue with his fellow Jews! 

 
 
 
George
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3.1.9  George  replied to  JBB @3.1.8    2 weeks ago

That's a lie, unless you can provide proof? Geoge Soros is NOT a practicing member of the Jewish faith

In 2007, Soros  wrote , “I am not a Zionist, nor am I am a practicing Jew, 

What you need to know about George Soros, the Jewish philanthropist (still) at the center of right-wing conspiracy theories - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (jta.org)

 
 
 
arkpdx
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3.1.10  arkpdx  replied to  JBB @3.1.5    2 weeks ago

That would be you that defined Jews as devil worshipers not me. Sho me specifically where I said that. 

 
 
 
George
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3.1.11  George  replied to  arkpdx @3.1.10    2 weeks ago

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dennis smith
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3.1.12  dennis smith  replied to  George @3.1.9    2 weeks ago

Denial of what someone has said is common with some.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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3.1.13  Right Down the Center  replied to  arkpdx @3.1.10    2 weeks ago

You didn't. They took what you said and took a leap to define it as they chose.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3.1.14  Sparty On  replied to  George @3.1.9    2 weeks ago

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JBB
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3.1.15  JBB  replied to  Sparty On @3.1.14    2 weeks ago

You are wrong. The NewsTalkers is not a hate site!

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3.1.16  Sparty On  replied to  JBB @3.1.15    2 weeks ago

No, you are wrong.    I never said it was so stop trying to put words in my mouth.

 
 
 
dennis smith
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3.2  dennis smith  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3    2 weeks ago

Soros is way below a disgusting piece of filth.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3.3  Sparty On  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3    2 weeks ago

I only have one up vote but you got it.     A very “ enthusiastic” up vote.

Soros is one evil POS.    No doubt about it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

George Soros is an outstanding individual doing great work.  [removed]

 
 
 
George
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4.1  George  replied to  Gsquared @4    2 weeks ago

George Soros is a piece of human garbage and [t]  [removed]

 
 

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