SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Calling it a “perpetual political campaign masquerading as a taxpayer-subsided nonprofit,” ConsumerWatchdogWatch.com filed an official compliant with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service against ConsumerWatchdog.org and its sister organization, the Consumer Education Foundation, for violating their nonprofit status.
The complaint notes that the nonprofit ConsumerWatchdog.org is indistinguishable from the group’s 501c4 political organizations, utilizing the same staff, same offices, same e-mail addresses, same resources, and same social network accounts for its involvement in political work. The complaint contained hundreds of pages of documentation accompanying IRS Form 13909, the agency’s Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint Form.
“Taxpayers should not be subsidizing an organization whose
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