"To be tax-exempt as a social welfare organization described in Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501(c)(4), an organization must not be organized for profit and must be operated exclusively to promote social welfare." - IRS
As a former member of the National Organization for Marriage's paid staff, I can attest to the fact that the organization fills no social welfare purpose. Instead, the organization is privately about advancing a religious doctrine which would align it more under the rules of 501(c)3 for religious and church organizations.
Furthermore, I witnessed on several occasions during my time with the organization how tax-exempt financial resources were used rather exorbitantly to pay for staff member's meals and accommodations. Trips to casinos and regular steak/lobster dinners at elite restaurants in Washington, D.C. and frankly anywhere their staff travels puts into question whether or not they are organized for financial benefit of their staff.
The extent by which the staff of this organization benefits financially from the operation of this organization under tax-exempt rules signals ongoing abuse of this nation's generous tax policies and I urge the IRS to look into revoking the National Organization for Marriage's 501(c)4 status.
This petition takes no issue with their 501(c)3 tax-exemption.
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