I am happy to report that the IRS, under the new leadership of John Koskinen, seems to have put that nasty business of refusing 501c-3 status to hundreds of organizations behind them. In fact, Koskinen has made such great strides in improving customer service that the First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis, was notified of its approval last week, which will now allow donors to deduct contributions on their taxes, as reported by the CNHI Indiana Statehouse Bureau via the Washington Times. IRS documents provided by Mr. Levin confirmed the agency’s approval, CNHI said.“Somebody at the IRS loves us because we got it back in less than 30 days,” Bill Levin, founder of The First Church of Cannabis told Tax Analysts’ David van den Berg.
That’s right! What once took some conservative organizations years — if ever– to obtain has been streamlined to such an extent that a marijuana church group wanting to worship the weed — which is still illegal in Indiana — received its tax exempt status in an astonishing THIRTY days. Tax exempt status was also granted to the Royal Order of Jesters, a prostitution ring which classified their headquarters as a museum.During the investigation into the IRS scandal, it was discovered that “conservatives won the “who got scrutinized” category 104-7, the “who got rejected” column 54 percent to zero, and the “still in limbo or gave up” tally 56-0.”
Indeed, as this controversy unfolded, a USA Today analysis determined that over a 27-month period, not a single Tea Party tax-exempt application was given the green light, while “dozens” of liberal applicants were rubber-stamped.
What I’d really like is to hear from all those conservative groups, pro-Israel groups, and church groups who must have FINALLY been approved for their status too! Right? Riiiight…