(12/7/15) Northwest Accountability Project
Coalition of community and labor groups files IRS complaint against Freedom Foundation for blatant violation of tax-exempt charity status
Coalition calls for IRS to revoke Freedom Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status and end taxpayer subsidies of Freedom Foundation’s political campaign activities
(Seattle, Was.) – Today, a broad coalition of community organizations in Washington and Oregon announced that they have filed a complaint with the IRS, calling for an immediate investigation and repeal of the Freedom Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status.
“The Freedom Foundation is blatantly ignoring the IRS rules that prohibit tax-exempt organizations from engaging in partisan political activity – and as a result, they’re getting tax breaks while taxpayers are footing the bill for their conservative attacks,” said Andrew Biviano, Founding Board Member of the Northwest Accountability Project. “It’s outrageous that the Freedom Foundation is engaging in partisan attacks on the middle class, the environment, and the values that we hold here in the Pacific Northwest, while hiding behind a bogus 501(c)(3) tax exemption.”