IRS sniffing around ACORN books

Gee - isn't it about time someone in the IRS noticed that ACORN's tax exempt status - dependent on "non-partisan" political activity - should be, ahem, re-evaluated?The Pelican Institute (vai Protein Wisdom ) reports (PDF) that a couple of tax liens were filed by the Louisiana state government on ACORN for failure to pay half a million in payroll taxes from 2002-2008. While the group also reports that those liens have since been "cleared" (rather mysteriously), ACORN now has the Feds issuing subpoenas for a wide ranging investigation into ACORN's financial reporting as well as their activities:The subpoenas seek a broad range of information since 1998 from ACORN and what the documents say are 361 related tax-exempt and non-tax-exempt organizations:• All W-2 tax income reports and 1099 tax filings issued• A list of every employee• All state and federal tax returns• Organizational charts for every affiliate• All audited financial...(Read Full Post)