Council on American Islamic Relations Running Web Scam!
The Council on American Islamic Relations was an unindicted co-conspirator in one of America’s biggest terrorism trials. It’s no surprise then that the IRS pulled their tax deductible status, though political correctness has made the feds claim the status has been pulled for administrative reasons. But CAIR is still fundraising by claiming they are a tax deductible business, and frankly much of their money is suspected to still be funding Islamist terror groups.
Donations to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) no longer are tax deductible after the organization was among 275,000 tax-exempt organizations purged earlier this month by the Internal Revenue Service.
The groups failed to file required annual reports, known as form 990s, detailing their revenues and expenses, for three consecutive years. CAIR had been a non-profit on its own, but in 2007, the IRS approved a separate tax-exempt CAIR Foundation. The foundation never filed any subsequent reports. Both the foundation and CAIR national are on the purge list.
CAIR has 30 state chapters throughout the country, many of which have their own non-profit designations which remain active.
While the IRS believes most of the organizations stripped of status have shut down, those still operating can apply for reinstatement. Meanwhile, CAIR’s web site continues to solicit donations by touting them as tax deductible two weeks after the IRS issued the list and notifications were sent to all 275,000 purged groups.
Donors still could deduct the money on their tax returns if CAIR is reinstated between now and April 15. All the purged organizations have 15 months to seek reinstatement. But it is unclear whether CAIR will file the required papers or whether their explanation about past reporting failures will be enough to satisfy the IRS.
“This listing should have little, if any, impact on donors who previously made deductible contributions to auto-revoked organizations because donations made prior to the publication of an organization’s name on the list remain tax-deductible,” an IRS statement said. “Going forward, however, organizations that are on the auto-revocation list that do not receive reinstatement are no longer eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions, and any income they receive may be taxable.”
To regain its exempt status, CAIR must file the missing three annual reports, along with a new application for exempt status. Finally, it must explain why it failed to file the 990s for three consecutive years and explain any new procedures which will ensure future compliance.
I doubt they’re going to open their books, considering where most of their money was found to have gone the last time the feds took a look at them. CAIR has opted to simply ignore this all and continue raising money which may or may not end up in the hands of known terror groups. They’re a criminal organization hiding in behind the skirts of radical left who won’t allow us to treat these people as the foreign agents they are. Don’t give to CAIR.
h/t Weasel Zippers