Saturday, August 24, 2013

IRS Targeting The American Legion

 Lois Lerner Contemplates The Little People
The Internal Revenue Service is targeting the veterans’ organization the American Legion, and a U.S. senator believes that Lois Lerner — a key figure in the IRS scandal – is to blame. 
“The IRS now requires American Legion posts to maintain dates of service and character of service records for all members… The penalty for not having the required proof of eligibility is, apparently, $1,000 per day,” the American Legion stated. 
The American Legion was referring to a 13-part section of Part 4, Chapter 76 of the Internal Revenue Manual pertaining to “veterans’ organizations.”


Always On Watch said...

Of course the IRS is targeting the American Legion!

The vast majority of AL members are conservatives. Every AL member whom I personally know owns several firearms.

The VFW is more of a mix politically.

And the AL does provide certain member benefits. See THIS.

The AL also helps veterans coordinate their benefits with the Veterans Administration. See THIS.

Anonymous said...

Something is afoot here. I noticed this topic come up on a few conservative news sites Friday night and the comments were instructive.

The trolls were all over it, they were loaded up with Soros funded talking points. You'd be amazed at the number far-left "experts" on the 501(c)19 authorization legislation.

Of course the membership requirements are original; it's the $1,000 / day compliance penalty that's new. That's the sort of weapon IRS wants to be able to wield against the administration's targeted enemies.

Perhaps the AL is seen as a potential obstacle to Obamacare implementation.