Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Down on C Street

Didn't get around to this earlier. One small bright spot in a lot of dismal news. The IRS cracked down on the C St. House. They determined that it wasn't really a church since they're renting rooms to philandering GOPers at below market rates and revoked 65% of their tax-exempt status.

Not sure why they still let them keep the 35% for a few prayer meetings but then again, I recall quite a few people using the Universal Life Church, of which I'm an ordained minister by the way, as a tax dodge to write off their wine purchases back in the day, so I guess I'm willing to let that slide. Good to see the IRS going after some big hitters for a change in any event.

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Anonymous Kvatch said...

...and revoked 65% of their tax-exempt status.

One wonders how you can have a 35% exempt status? Isn't this supposed to be an 'all or nothing' deal?

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Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I was thinking the same, but they do hold prayer meetings there so I guess that counts. IIRC, from the Universal Life Church thing, as long as you can prove you're afilliated with a religion, you can qualify for some exemption. Of course that was 35 years ago. Who knows what the rules are now.

1:02:00 PM  

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