The IRS says they’re running late on posting reports from exempt organization. For example— Early yesterday evening, clicking on the link for the latest posted return (2020) yielded this—JTMP isn’t the only entity that doesn’t have its 2020 filing available online yet. Although other tax exempt entities have 2021 filings listed on the IRS site, there’s no indication that a Form 990 for 2021 has been filed by JTMP. Perhaps one of those 87,000 new IRS employees will take an interest in this.
Hogewash! has taken note of Brett Kimberlin’s shoddy financial accounting at his not-for-profits. The TKPOTD for ten years ago today was about another organization noticing as well.
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I don’t really have much use for Anonymous. However, we sometimes wind up on the same side. Take Neal Rauhauser, for example.
Your right to be stupid does not change the fact that you are in fact . . . stupid. More importantly your right to be stupid does not subvert the rights of others to speak publicly or privately –whether you agree with them or not. It’s about a little thing called Free Speech. Perhaps you have heard of it.
Oh, and speaking of 501(c)(3) charities, there seems to be some question on how Neal is getting funded since he is apparently unemployed. Perhaps that money is coming from Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)(3) charity “Justice Through Music” aka “Velvet Revolution”. Well Neal, you’ve now brought a spotlight to that organization. I’m sure the IRS and others will be most interested in the discrepancies we’ve already found and the implication that unlawful threats are potentially being funded through this organization.
Who know? Maybe Anonymous will wind up publishing some of the stuff that the Vast Hogewash Research Organization has turned up before we’re ready to run it. On the one hand, it would be disappointing to be scooped. On the other, the goal is to bring Team Kimberlin to justice.
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Gentle Reader, I doubt that any of those tens of thousands of new IRS employees will be allowed to audit Kimberlin or his not-for-profits.
It’s reported that the IRS has removed the Supervisory Special Agent (who has sought whistleblower status with Congress) from the agency’s investigation of Hunter Biden and that the removal was at the request of the Department of Justice. Apparently, the entire investigative team has been removed from the case.
On 27 April,, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means. He stated, “I can say without any hesitation there will be no retaliation for anyone making an allegation or a call to a whistleblower hotline.”
The TKPOTD for six years ago today dealt with the 2015 IRS Form 990 for Velvet Revolution US.
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I’ve had several readers ask me when I’ll be publishing the 2015 Form 990 for VelvetRevolution.US. The answer is probably never. VRUS’s income has been so low for so long that it probably now e-files a Form 990-N. The last paper 990 showed that the not-for-profit had assets of $8.
Given the piddling level of web traffic to the VRUS website, one wonders if its DONATE button generates enough cash flow to make the site worth keeping.
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It turns out that I was wrong. VRUS did file a 990 for 2015 which the IRS eventually posted at irs dot gov. It showed VRUS had net negative assets of ($4.492). The sole transaction reported was a $4,500 loan from Brett Kimberlin.
(Kimberlin has claimed in court filings that his only income is the $19,500/year he pays himself from Justice Through Music Project and rather minimal Social Security retirement income. He was not old enough to be receiving Social Security in 2015. It seems odd that he would have nearly four months take home pay available to lend.)
Since 2015, the entity formerly known as VRUS (now Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc) has not filed any Form 990s, and the IRS has revoked it’s 501(c)(4) tax exemption. I have not found any evidence that the entity has filed any state or federal tax returns on income received since 2015, and it falsely claims to have both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) status on it’s website’s Donation page.
Brett Kimberlin is a liar. Here’s a lie he has posted on the ABOUT page of his protectourelections dot org.According to the IRS website, a not-for-profit entity may be exempt from having to pay federal income tax under any one of the following sections of the Internal Revenue Code:Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc was exempted under 501(c)(4) under its original name Velvet Revolution US. However, as of yesterday evening, the IRS website showed that status had been revoked.
Protect Our Elections is not listed in IRS Publication 78 as an entity eligible to receiver tax-deductible contributions. Thus, it isn’t a 501(c)(3) organization either.
BTW, one of the allegations that The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin made against me in several LOLsuits was that I was using this website to fraudulently raise money.
Brett Kimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. The image below is a screenshot from the jtmp dot org website. It was taken just after 10pm ET last night.
Just after I took that screenshot, I found this at irs dot gov—
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity. Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes.
Certain activities or expenditures may not be prohibited depending on the facts and circumstances. For example, certain voter education activities (including presenting public forums and publishing voter education guides) conducted in a non-partisan manner do not constitute prohibited political campaign activity. In addition, other activities intended to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, such as voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, would not be prohibited political campaign activity if conducted in a non-partisan manner.
On the other hand, voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that (a) would favor one candidate over another; (b) oppose a candidate in some manner; or (c) have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates, will constitute prohibited participation or intervention.
Who knows, it may be that by 2025 some of those 87,000 new IRS agents will have the training and experience necessary to perform audits of noncompliant 501(c)(3) organizations. And maybe in 2025 they’ll be working for someone who will “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”.
BTW, the United States does not have an extradition treaty with Ukraine. I wonder how that might affect some peoples’ retirement plans.
Earlier this year, we learned that the Department of Homeland Security was setting up a group of Fact Chekists to scrutinize “disinformation,” Now, the IRS is being funded to hire 87,000 more employees, more than doubling the agency’s headcount, and IRS’s new funding is coming via an “Inflation Reduction Act” which will exacerbate inflation.
The meanings of words are be tortured.
It was impossible to translate any passage of Oldspeak into Newspeak unless it either referred to some technical process or some very simple everyday action, or was already orthodox (GOODTHINKFUL would be the Newspeak expression) in tendency. In practice this meant that no book written before approximately 1960 could be translated as a whole. Pre-revolutionary literature could only be subjected to ideological translation—that is, alteration in sense as well as language. Take for example the well-known passage from the Declaration of Independence:
WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, THAT THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN INALIENABLE RIGHTS, THAT AMONG THESE ARE LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. THAT TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, GOVERNMENTS ARE INSTITUTED AMONG MEN, DERIVING THEIR POWERS FROM THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED. THAT WHENEVER ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT BECOMES DESTRUCTIVE OF THOSE ENDS, IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR ABOLISH IT, AND TO INSTITUTE NEW GOVERNMENT …
It would have been quite impossible to render this into Newspeak while keeping to the sense of the original. The nearest one could come to doing so would be to swallow the whole passage up in the single word CRIMETHINK.
Things are becoming double plus ungood.
I just had a conversation with a recent widow who has spent the past five months trying to get changes in her Social Security payments straightened out. She made the observation that everyone she’s talked to appeared to be overwhelmed by their workloads.
And in other news, the government now plans to hire 87,000 new IRS agents.
I mention in yesterday’s TKPOTD that Brett Kimberlin’s Velvet Revolution US stopped filing IRS Form 990s after the 2015 reporting year, and that the IRS has revoked the entity’s 501(c)4 status. Kimberlin changed its name to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. in 2017.
Here’s the signature block for the VRUS 2014 Form 990 as signed by Jeffrey Cohen, who was listed as Executive Director.
Here is the signature block for the 2015 Form.
The signature clearly do not match. Note, for example, the forward slant of the C in Cohen in the 2014 document and the backward slope of the C in the 2014 filing.
Backward slant is common in the handwriting of left-handed writers. Brett Kimberlin, who has a history of forging documents, is left handed.
The 2018 Form 990 for Justice Through Music Project has finally been posted online by the IRS.
I see that Brett Kimberlin has promoted himself from Director to President of the organization—an organization with two employees (Line 5) and no volunteers (Line 6).
I spotted several discrepancies and/or errors within the first five minutes of review.
The Democrats are proposing that the IRS should be informed of any bank transaction of $600 or greater.
Why? And why set the threshold at an amount that would cover most folks’ biweekly paychecks? Of course, as the gig economy grows, fewer people are on payrolls, but most of us who don’t get W2 get 1099s. Who are they targeting? Small business owners?
Or are they after the spending side? I suppose most families spend at least 600 bucks for rent or a mortgage? What else?
I tell you what—before the public submits to this kind of invasion of our privacy, I believe we should see some transparency from the people who want to do this snooping. Before the American people should submit to such nosiness, we should require that all members of the House and Senate, the heads of each executive department and independent agency, and all federal judges be required to make public any of their financial transactions equal to or greater than $600.
Fair is fair.
To borrow some words from a song from the ’60s,
There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
I was checking out the Justice Through Music Project website, and I noticed that the DONATE buttons were gone. That struck me as odd. I went over to the Protect Our Elections website, and it’s donate page was still up and functional. It also still had the claim that the donation was being made to a 501(c)(3) entity and was tax deductible. Protect Our Elections/EMPR has never been recognized as a 501(c)(3) charity by the IRS. Until recently, it was recognized as a 505(c)(4) not-for-profit, but its status was revoked for failure to file the required paperwork for over three years. In any case, (c)(4) organizations don’t pay taxes, but donations to them are not tax exempt, so they claim that donations to POE/EMPR are deductible is simply wrong.
It becoming apparent that Kimberlin isn’t paying the same attention to his not-for-profits as he used to. It’s almost as if something else is distracting him.
BTW, when The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin sued me and my codefendants in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et all. (I) RICO Madness LOLsuit, he accused us of operating a false 505(c)(3) as a scam.
Can you say “projection”?
Yesterday’s TKPOTD took note of the IRS revoking the 501(c)(4) tax exemptions status from Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. That organization was originally called VelvetRevolution.US when it was founded by Brad Friedman and Brett Kimberlin. The
Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin changed the corporate name in 2017. It now appears that any profit made by the corporation will be taxable. Of course, because the exemption status was 501(c)(4), donations to the POE/EMPR were never tax deductible by a donor.
However, that has never stopped Kimberlin from misrepresenting the corporations status. Here’s the Donate page that was posted at protectourelections dot org as of 8:30 pm ET last night.
Let me zoom in on the deductibility claim.POE/EMPR never was a 501(c)(3), and it’s now lost its (c)(4) status. One of the lies that The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin told about me in the unsuccessful LOLsuits he filed against me was that I had defrauded my readers by seeking donations under false pretenses.
I am not amused.
Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. is The
Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin’s 501(c)(4) not-for-profit.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
The TKPOTD for four years ago today took a look at the featured posts at the old velvetrevolution dot us website and noted that not a single one had any comments. Yesterday, I took a look at the website for the new, improved Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. (protectourelections dot org). None of the post dated this year had any comments. I didn’t bother to go back any further.
I also took a look at the site’s DONATE page. It still claims that the organization is a 501(c)(3) charity and that donations are tax exempt. I also downloaded the most recent IRS Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract for Maryland-based organizations. It lists Protect Our Elections/EMPR as a 501(c)(4) entity. According to the IRS:
Contributions to civic leagues or other section 501(c)(4) organizations generally are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses, if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business. However, see Nondeductible Lobbying and Political Expenditures for more information. Also, the organization may be required to disclose that contributions are not deductible when it solicits contributions.
Of course, it is possible that the work Kimberlin is doing for whoever is providing the funding for POE/EMPR really is a business expense for that person or persons.
I sometimes wonder if Brett Kimberlin knows how to tell a story without having at least one lie in it. Take a look at the TKPOTD for two years ago.
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I’ve mentioned that VelvetRevolution.US is running another promotion centered on a reward for information concerning voting machine hacking again this year. One new twist is asking for donations to fund the reward.
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Dread Deadbeat Prevaricator Kimberlin has changed VelvetReveolution.US’s corporate name to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc., but the entity was and still is a 501(c)4 organization as far as the IRS is concerned. While a 501(c)4 entity does not have to pay federal income taxes, donations to such an entity are not tax exempt. (Well, they may be if they’re legitimate business expenses, but good luck convincing the taxman that donations to TDPK’s “reward” fund qualify. Nothing in this post should be taken as tax advice.)
Lying liars gotta lie.
UPDATE—This is currently on the DONATE page of the Protect Our Elections website.The IRS Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract shows that Protect Our Elections-EMPR Inc. is a 501(c)4 entity and that donations to it are not tax deductible.
This is the opening paragraph on the ABOUT page of the protectourelections dot org website.The claim in the last sentence does not appear to be true.
The IRS publishes a list of all registered 501(c)(3) organizations. Protect Our Elections is not on the current list (updated on 8 October, 2018) under its current name, its previous name (Velvet Revolution US), or its Employer Identification Number.
Further, it appears from the information posted on the IRS website that it is not possible for a 501(c)(3) organization to be simultaneously registered as any other type of Section 501 entity.
Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. does appear to be registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(4) organization. For now. Kimberlin’s other not-for-profit, Justice Through Music Project, is registered under 501(c)(3). However, they are two separate entities, and commingling their assets could … never mind … I’ll let him find out the hard way.
501(c)(3) status has been denied, and some donors want their money back.
Lois Lerner was unavailable for comment.
Carly Fiorina is getting getting flak for suggesting that the tax code could be reduced to three pages. I, too, believe that she is wrong. Three pages would add needless complications.
Here’s a proposal (from the 1990s) that reduces personal and corporate tax laws to only two pages.
A former aide to Senator Chuck Schumer who is now working for the Justice Department call what he thought were members of Congressman Elijah Cummings staff to ask them to leak information to support administration spin of the IRS debacle. Imagine the fun that ensued when it turned out that had really dialed the staff of oversight committee chairman, Congressman Darrell Issa.
In a letter to Attorney General Holder, Issa said he is “disturbed” by the “apparently longstanding collaboration between the Obama administration and Ranking Member Cummings’ staff to obfuscate and prejudice the Committee’s work through under-the-table coordination.”
The Washington Examiner has a story up titled We still don’t know why Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was wiped clean.
Yes we do.
Congratulations! Keep up the good work.
The Gentle Readers who have been following the progress of the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness will remember that a big chunk of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s allegations rest on his claim that the National Bloggers Club never applied for recognition of its 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. Given the fact of NBC now being listed by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) entity, one can safely assume that such an application was made.
Indeed, it was. In 2012.
The Gentle Reader may also recall that back in 2012/2013 some organizations experienced unusual delays with the processing of their 501(c)(3) paperwork. NBC’s took almost two years to get through.
So as I spend a bit of this holiday weekend working on court papers for the RICO Madness, I’m pleased to learn that there are some IRS lawyers who may also be spending time prepping for court cases related to 501(c)(3). Stephen F. Hayes reports:
On July 10, IRS lawyers will appear in federal district court to explain why they never reported the emails missing in the context of a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch. And the following day, the IRS legal team is expected to try to block outside access to the evidence that Lois Lerner’s computer crashed—if such evidence exists.
It’s not the crime that gets you … it’s the cover up.
UPDATE—Nixon only lost 18 minutes worth of data.
In fact, Ali Akbar did file the appropriate paperwork with the IRS concerning National Bloggers Club and it’s 501(c)(3) status, and he has received the confirmation letter from the IRS. National Bloggers Club is a recognized 501(c)(3) entity.
TDPK’s crude attempt to smear Ali has run aground on the truth.