TDPK operates his two “charities” out of his mother’s basement. Yet the IRS Form 990s filed for those organizations show significant expensed for “Utilities.” For instance, here’s an extract from Justice Through Music Project’s Form 990 for 2010.
$7,933 for utilities for a portion of a basement of a 1,500 sq ft house in Montgomery County, Maryland? The only other addresses associated with JTMP are a P. O. Box and the in-home office of the Executive Director.
To give the Gentle Reader some sense of proportion, let me note that I spent under $5,000 for gas, electric, water, and sewer bills for a 2,700 sq ft house in an adjacent county during 2010. The divergent rates between BG&E, on the one hand, and Pepco’s and Washington Gas, on the other, and the City of Westminster versus the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission simply can’t account for all of difference. In any case, assuming as much as 250 sq ft of TDPK’s mother’s house were billable to the “charities,” its share would certainly be less than $7,933.
Of course, there may be a reasonable explanation for the seemingly excessive occupancy and utility expense reported. JTMP may be renting additional space that they have never bothered to mention publicly. Or perhaps …