True the Vote v. Internal Revenue Service FAQs
Originally posted on July 12, 2013
Last updated on November 18, 2013
First, thank you. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we’ve received since news broke nationally that True the Vote was among those groups targeted by the IRS.
As a result, we’ve had the great privilege of connecting with thousands of new supporters who are willing to stand with True the Vote and against both the corruption of our electoral process and the corruption of a federal government that is brazenly profiling and targeting pro-liberty organizations and the individuals who lead them.
Many of you have inquired about the potential impacts to our organization and to you as supporters, as a result of the IRS inquisition. Knowing that for every one person who asks a question there could be thousands wondering the same thing, we’ve put together this list of FAQs. We’re also going to post these questions to our website, along with regular updates, so if you have a question, please send it to email@example.com
Q: What is going to happen to True the Vote? Will you be able to keep on going?
A: Yes! On September 22, 2013 the IRS and the Department of Justice agreed to grant our tax-exempt status in federal court. While it’s true the IRS scandal has taken a good bit of our focus, we are still developing and refining programs, creating new online tools, and gearing up for 2014. Stay tuned - and please sign up to help!! You can volunteer to work with True the Vote by clicking here.
Q: What is the status of True the Vote’s lawsuit against the IRS?
A: On May 21, 2013 TTV filed suit. On July 23, 2013 we added IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins and five other management-level employees to the list of Defendants. As of September 22, 2013 the IRS has agreed to grant out tax-exempt status and pursue the remainder of the legal complaints separately. Our case will be argued before President George W. Bush-appointee Judge Reggie B. Walton in Washington, D.C. We will definitely keep you posted on the process of this historic case.
Q: Has True the Vote turned over names of volunteers/trainees to the IRS?
A: Absolutely not. And we won’t.
Q: Has True the Vote turned over any donor names to the IRS?
A: Because we are now a 501(c)(3) organization, there are rules that require we provide the source of any donations over $5,000 when we file our IRS Form 990. So, we do that. But, we will not, under any circumstances, give the IRS any other donor names.
Q: Is the ACLJ representing True the Vote in the lawsuit against the IRS?
A: No. ActRight Legal Foundation is representing TTV in our litigation. The ACLJ is representing a number of pro-liberty groups in a separate lawsuit.
Q: Were donations to True the Vote tax-deductible before the IRS granted 501(c)(3) status?
A: Yes - our IRS determination letter states that our effective date of exemption is June 7, 2010.
Q: Can I donate to True the Vote by check? What is the appropriate mailing address?
A: Yes. Donations by check may be mailed to: True the Vote, P.O. Box 27378, Houston, Texas 77227
Again, thank you for standing with us. Know we will stand with and for you - and we will not bow.
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