IRS revokes nonprofit status of veterans group that hosted Donald Trump on Battleship Iowa

trumpWASHINGTON >> The Internal Revenue Service revoked the nonprofit status of the veterans benefit organization that hosted and sold tickets to a foreign policy speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump aboard the Battleship Iowa, The Associated Press has learned.

The group’s endorsement of Trump at the event also could raise legal problems under campaign finance laws, experts say.

Trump’s campaign did not respond to questions about whether it was aware that the IRS had revoked the nonprofit status of the Veterans for a Strong America, which sold tickets to Trump’s event for up to $1,000 as a fundraiser. The IRS issued its decision Aug. 10, citing the group’s failure to file any tax returns for three consecutive years, according to IRS records reviewed by the AP.

The group’s chairman, Joel Arends of Sioux Falls, S.D., said the organization was appealing the IRS decision. He would not provide AP with copies of any tax returns, which would show how much money the group has collected over the years and how it spends its money. By law, such records are supposed to be available to the general public for inspection.

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5 Responses to "IRS revokes nonprofit status of veterans group that hosted Donald Trump on Battleship Iowa"

  1. Altimometer  September 19, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    They should revoke the foreign flagged irs from any ability to steal money from residents of the US for the bankster criminal matrix.

    • karen00  September 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      Thank you….

  2. masster  September 19, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    This Trumpet with his elaborated goofy wig should wear the Israel flag draped on him. He is as discrete as a rotten tomato on a white wall wearing Israel-blue ties…

  3. ProtectUSA1st  September 19, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    __AMERICA_ especially, ARMED FORCES__VOTE FOR_ MD. / USA Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)!
    His father Dr. / Ex-USA House Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) __ for 32 years, SHOWED the Corrupt & Traitors Congress his Love for USA__ to be an HONEST Politician without being Corrupt & Served as a Surgeon in the Air Force.
     President Rand Paul is & will be Champion for Constitutional Liberties & Fiscal Responsibility
     Will Clean-Up Federal Reserve & make it Transparent. NO BIG BANKS I-Owes with Fiat ($) __ Must be backed by Gold Reserve __ Physically Counting of USA & other countries Gold Reserve. NO QUANTITATIVE EASING for the Banks __ that will NOT HELP the Economy. FLAT-TAX __ Except for Mortgage. NO USA TROOPS’ BLOOD FOR ISRAEL’S WAR __ will PROMOTE PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH__ NO Shipping of Our Tax ($) to Israel & its Enemies, etc.,
     He released highlights USA Government Project Examples of Waste ‘THE WASTE REPORT’.
     Senators Paul & Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act. Increase the Credit Union Member Business-Lending Cap for Well-Capitalized Credit Unions from 12.25% of assets to 27.5%.
     The Federal Government Spending $150,000 of Taxpayer ($) to provide FREE YOGA CLASSES for employees at a variety of Federal Agencies.
     He Exposes $350,000 of Taxpayer Funds Spent by the USA National Science Foundation (NSF) on a study that focuses on how an athlete’s perception influences their physical performance.

    • Poppadop  September 19, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      “… they will search the pages of history in vain to find a single instance in which the common people of any land ever declared themselves in favor of a gold standard. They can find where the holders of fixed investments have.”
      ~ Senator William Jennings Bryan, 1896

      By “holders of fixed investments,” Bryan was referring to the banksters. The gold standard is a trap because ANY useful good or service backs money — we the people back our money.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVlqwJ00LMU

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