Re: Multiple Affiliations

From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen(at)complete(dot)org>
To: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: Multiple Affiliations
Date: 2007-10-23 20:16:29
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On Tue October 23 2007 12:09:35 pm Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 09:26:36AM +0100, Barak A. Pearlmutter wrote:
> > "associated" with SPI in the sense used above, but for which SPI
> > accepts earmarked donations and whose funds we spend out or forward to
> > another non-profit as instructed by the project in question? The
> I am not a tax expert, an accountant, or a lawyer, but if the
> regulation exists, I expect it would be designed _precisely_ to
> prevent this sort of activity. If I were the IRS, I would not want
> my potential audit costs of non-profits to extend into audits of
> _other_ non-profits to whom the first non-profit was forwarding
> money. Indeed, that seems like the sort of shell game that would be
> a boon to tax evaders and money launderers and such.

Isn't this pretty much what the United Way (a very large charity in the USA)


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