Why is this extreme political group tax-exempt?
January 30, 2018
Our executive director, Peter Starzynski, wrote today in The Stand about how extreme, billionaire-backed groups like the Freedom Foundation are able to dodge taxes:
“They operate as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit, but in reality are a far-right special interest group that is trying to curtail the rights of workers for purely political and partisan reasons.
“The 501(c)3 status is intended for charitable organizations that actually help people in need, like Habitat for Humanity. It allows non-profits to pay almost nothing in taxes while donors collect tax benefits for their financial contributions. One of the main 501(c)3 conditions is that the organizations remain non-partisan.”
The Freedom Foundation is currently trying to gain access to workers’ personal information, which puts working families at risk for harassment, identity theft, and other threats to their safety. Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize these plans to hurt working people.