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, (Applications grouped by numeric count as required by the Constitution),
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CFA 2012 Tax Return
tax year 2012 Compact for America Inc., filed a
990-N tax form with the Internal Revenue Service. Form 990-N is used
exclusively by tax-exempt organizations not required under IRS
Regulations to file Tax Form 990 or 990-EZ to file their income tax
information with the IRS. IRS
Regulations allow tax-exempt organizations eligible to file Form 990-N
the option to file a Form 990 or Form 990-EZ. According to the
E-Postcard attached to it, the form was sent to the IRS on May 22,
2013. The form shows the Employer Identification Number (EIN) of
46-0534142 which is used in all tax filings by CFA. The form lists the
address of the filer as 2650 Fountain View
Drive, Ste 110, Houston, TX, 77057. The principle officer listed is
Harold R. DeMoss III.
IRS Regulations require a tax-exempt organization intending to
file a 990-N form to file it by the 15th day of the fifth month following
the end of the fiscal year of the tax-exempt organization. According to
the email of Mr. DeMoss,
the fiscal year for Compact for America ends
on December 31 of each year. May 15, 2013 fell on a Wednesday.
According to the email CFA normally requests a three-month extension to
file its income tax forms. This moves the filing date to August 15.
no record showing CFA requested an extension of time for filing its
income tax return for the year 2012. Thus, according to the public
information released by Compact for America, CFA filed its income tax
form one week late. However, according to IRS Regulations there is no
penalty assessment for filing a 990-N form late unless it occurs in
three consecutive years. If this occurs, the organization automatically
loses it tax-exempt status.
box stating "Gross receipts are normally $50,000 or
less" was checked in the Compact for America 2012 990-N tax form.
IRS Regulations specify three
conditions under which "gross receipts" for an organization may be
considered to be $50,000 or
less. As Compact for America was formed in 2012 the first condition
applies which is the organization "has been in existence for 1 year or
less and received, or donors have pledged to give, $75,000 or less
during its first taxable year." Therefore it can be stated according to
the 2012 tax records CFA had a total income not in excess of $75,000
from unknown donors. Form 990-N does not provide details of
donations or expenses for tax-exempt organizations.
The Internal Revenue Service explicitly states under what conditions an organization shall become a tax exempt organization (Click image near right to enlarge). There are some exceptions for filing for tax exempt
status, none of which apply in this case (Click image 2nd right to
enlarge). An IRS form shows which IRS application forms are required
for a specific kind of organization to file as a tax-exempt organization (Click image 3rd right to enlarge).
addition, the IRS provides specific procedures on how an organization
applies for tax exempt status (Click image far left to enlarge).
Federal law is emphatic: while an organization may be a "non-profit"
organization under state law, this does not qualify it to be a
"tax-exempt" organization under federal tax law. For an organization to
be considered tax-exempt it must satisfy federal tax regulations
granting tax exemption. If an organization does not satisfy these
regulations, it is not considered a tax-exempt organization under
federal tax law.
"To be recognized as exempt under section 501(a), most organizations
must file an application for recognition of exemption with the IRS.
Most organization applying for exemption under section 501(a) (other
than section 501(c)(3) use Form 1024." (Click image near right to
enlarge). As stated in the form, if such exemption is approved by the
IRS, the form becomes a matter of public record.
The email of Mr. DeMoss
states clearly 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for Compact for America
Educational Foundation Inc., was granted by the Internal Revenue
Service on October 1, 2014. A confirmation letter from the IRS
available on the CFA website confirms the date of approval for
tax-exempt status for Compact for America as October 1, 2014. Another confirmation letter confirms that Compact for America(Action) received 501(c)(4) approval on October 25, 2013.
According to IRS regulations
while Compact for America did not actually file for tax exempt status
until 2013, on recognition by the IRS of tax exempt status, the status
was extended back to the date the organization was created.
Therefore, even though Compact for America had not yet filed for tax
exempt status in 2012, the IRS regulations allowed them to use the 990
forms to report their taxes.
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