Tag Archives: IRS

IRS Posts Help Video For Married Gays

Via press release from the White House: The Internal Revenue Service released a new YouTube video designed to provide useful tax tips to married same-sex couples. The new video, less than two minutes long, is available in English, Spanish and American Sign Language and can be accessed via IRS.gov. It joins an array of online products, including answers to frequently-asked ...

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BREAKING: Married Gay Couples To Get Federal Tax Status In Every State

Sam Stein reports at Huffington Post: The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Thursday that when it comes to taxes, it will recognize same-sex couples’ marriages even if they live in a state that does not. The decision, which was prompted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, marks the latest political progress for ...

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Quote Of The Day – Andrew Sullivan

“Has this president broken the law, lied under oath, or authorized war crimes? Has he traded arms for hostages with Iran? Has he knowingly sent his cabinet out to tell lies about his sex life? Has he sat by idly as an American city was destroyed by a hurricane? Has he started a war with no planning for an occupation? ...

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Limbaugh Cheers NOM’s Lawsuit

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Obama: IRS Director Has Resigned

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NOM Issues Money Beg On IRS Claim

“ “Dear Marriage Supporter, Of all the scandals plaguing the Obama administration this week, the revelation that the Internal Revenue Service targeted Tea Party and conservative groups for harassment during the last Presidential election is perhaps the most shocking. But it pales in comparison to what we have been attempting to expose for over a year: that the IRS is ...

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Maggie Gallagher: The IRS Got Tricked Into Leaking NOM’s Tax Return

“The IRS is claiming — and I think it is plausible — that low-level employees found a clever way to use their low-level job to influence (they hoped) a U.S. election. Have they been identified and fired? Because otherwise this becomes no longer a low-level problem. (You may recall that a low-level employee also released NOM’s private tax-return information to a guy ...

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Family Research Council: Abolish The IRS

From Family Research Council’s Facebook page: “After multiple administrations have used the IRS to investigate and punish opponents, isn’t it time to reconsider abolishing the IRS?”

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NOM: We’re Suing The IRS

“The very core of our ordered society has been shaken by this political roughing-up of nonprofits by the IRS. As a constitutional law scholar I can tell you that no nonprofit should ever have to experience this kind of retaliation. I am pleased to announce that the excellent attorneys at ActRight Legal Foundation have identified a strong legal strategy that ...

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NARTH Loses Tax Exempt Status

Warren Throckmorton reports: In September 2012, the tax exempt status of the National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) was revoked due to failure to file Form 990 for three consecutive years. The notice of revocation was yesterday according to the IRS website. NARTH’s website advises prospective donors that their donations will be tax deductible but it ...

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Atheist Group Files IRS Complaint Against Billy Graham Over Political Ads

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed an IRS complaint against Billy Graham’s organization after the elderly evangelical published several full-page newspaper ads urging followers to vote for “Biblical values.” “BGEA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has run full-page ads publicizing Billy Graham’s call for the electorate to ‘vote biblical values,'” said FFRF in a statement last week. “The ads have appeared ...

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Pastors Taunt IRS On Political Speech

“Some Americans could use a sermon on politics — and yesterday, they got one! More than 1,400 pastors joined Pulpit Freedom Sunday, challenging the IRS’s rules on what churches can and can’t say about elections. The project, part of Alliance Defending Freedom’s outreach, was first introduced to FRC’s pastors network in 2008. Since then, the number of churches involved has ...

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October 7th: Pulpit Freedom Sunday

The anti-gay Alliance Defense Fund has organized the second annual Pulpit Freedom Sunday. About 1,000 pastors will challenge the IRS in October by deliberately preaching politics ahead of the presidential election despite a federal ban on endorsements from the pulpit. The group, Alliance Defending Freedom, hopes that the bold move will prompt the IRS to enforce a 1954 tax code ...

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House GOP Introduces Bill To Prevent The IRS From Funding Obamacare

They’re always looking for an angle. The House as early as next week will pass legislation prohibiting the IRS from receiving any money from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement the 2010 healthcare reform law. Passage of the financial services spending bill is especially timely in light of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that penalties the ...

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Brian Brown: The IRS Leaked Our Return

“The American people are entitled to know how a confidential tax return containing private donor information filed exclusively with the Internal Revenue Service has been given to our political opponents whose leader also happens to be co-chairing President Obama’s reelection committee. It is shocking that a political ally of President Obama’s would come to possess and then publicly release a ...

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October 2nd: Hundreds Of Christian Pastors To Defy IRS Laws On Politics

Hundreds of Christian pastors plan to spend next Sunday’s sermon campaigning for a specific political candidate, a violation of IRS rules exacted during the Johnson administration.

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Porno Pete: No Longer Tax Exempt

Ex-Gay Watch reports today that Peter LaBarbera’s SPLC-certified hate group, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), lost its tax-exempt status in 2010. Yanked by the IRS! According to the IRS, the tax-exempt status of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) was revoked on 5/10/2010 (PDF). The reason for this action is listed by the reporting organization Guidestar as a “failure ...

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MSNBC On “Refuse To Lie” Campaign

You have to wonder how much editorial control openly gay MSNBC midday anchor Thomas Roberts has, as it seems he rarely misses an important LGBT story.

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IRS Ombudsman Predicts No Penalties For Married Gay Couples Filing Joint Returns

The anti-gay Alliance Defense Fund is quite unhappy with the IRS ombudsman who says that married gay couples can expect little retribution for filing joint returns. Nina E. Olson, the national taxpayer advocate who acts as an ombudsman for the I.R.S., acknowledged the uncertainty surrounding federal taxation of same-gender spouses in an annual report to Congress. In the report, she ...

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HRC & Courage Campaign To File Joint IRS Complaint Against NOM’s Ruth Institute

The Human Rights Campaign and the Courage Campaign announced today that they intend to file an IRS complaint against the Ruth Institute, which is an arm of the National Organization for Marriage. The complaint demands that the IRS “revoke the Ruth Institute’s tax-exempt status and seek an injunction to prevent future violations by either the Ruth Institute or the NOM ...

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