Sunday, March 24, 2013

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Rep. Grisamore,

You get some respect for responding.

Here is the link to the Children of Promise International's tax filing for 2005, which was filed late (with an extension) in August of 2006.

Page 19, which lists officer compensation, has your name on it. If you add up the amounts under your name you get $219,506. Either 1) the IRS form is right; or 2) you are right. Check out the form 990 and let us know which of the two it is.

As to HB 888, the official House web site says you sponsored it, which is why I assumed it.

Two suites, one phone number? If you say that the MEC says that is ok, then I'm not going to call you a liar. What did the IRS say?

IRS regulations say: 

1) Religious organizations that engage in substantial legislative activity are disqualified from tax exemption regardless of the motivation or purpose of that activity. Christian Echoes National Ministry, Inc. v. U.S., 470 F.2d 849 (10th Cir. 1972), cert. den., 414 U.S. 864 (1973); 


2) An organization’s activities in furtherance of a religious belief must serve exclusively exempt purposes. See Reg. 1.501(c)(3)–1(c)(1). If the organization’s activities promote a substantial nonexempt purpose, exemption under IRC 501(c)(3) is precluded.

Sounds to me that the two suites, one phone number arrangement does not meet the "exclusively exempt purpose" test set forth by the IRS.

Here's the deal, Jeff. Your party ran a horribly nasty campaign against Rev. Tom Haley. You didn't respond to this Blog or the Catholic Conference about Medicaid cuts. You didn't respond about school funding to Lee's Summit or the environmental posts. When the IRS Form 990 is cited for officer compensation, you dispute the truthfulness of the post.

The original post was right. The IRS Form 990 is there for everyone to see. Your political office and non-profit share an address and a phone number. You sponsored HB 888. The original post concluded by raising a question of keeping your 501(c)(3) status, which you have not addressed. You claim to have cleared this through the MEC. How about the IRS?

Again, thanks for responding.

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