Friday, May 27, 2011

NYT: IRS Recognizes Tax-Exempt Charity Status of Group that Stung ACORN & NPR

The New York Times reports that the Internal Revenue Service has issued a positive section 501(c)(3) determination letter to Project Veritas, a group best known for its successful sting operations against the now defunct ACORN and more recently against NPR fund-raising executive Ronald Schiller.  The article links to the letter and other application documents that were obtained by the Chronicle of Philanthropy through a Freedom of Information Act request.  According to the exemption application, the mission of Project Veritas "is to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society."  Both this article and the Chronicle of Philanthropy article on the IRS decision provide further details about the organization's current and planned activities. 

LHM

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