We would like to give our sincere thanks to The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) who currently represents Kentucky 9/12 Project in its dealings with the IRS regarding the organization’s application for 501(c)(4) status. Below is a timeline of our application process with the IRS. This week the ACLJ has resubmitted to the IRS over 250 pages of documentation (redacted where necessary)
I want to thank everyone that has and continues to support us through this process and let you know we will not roll over and see this to the end. Also we know we are not standing for an organization or ourselves but we are standing for you, standing for liberty, and standing for principles. If you would like to help we are asking that you please do not send funds to us but please support the ACLJ and their efforts in representing us. http://aclj.org/
- We (KY912) submitted its initial request to the IRS on or about December 31, 2010.
- We received a form letter back stating we would hear back within 90 days of our submission (they never said which 90 days though). As we could tell the IRS did little or nothing with respect to the submitted application for approximately 13 months.
- On or about February 14, 2012, the Kentucky 9/12 Project received a letter from the IRS requesting extensive additional information. Our response “We will not comply”. The request for additional information included the following: requests for information that had already been provided with the initial submission as well as requests for information in addition to that which had already been submitted. With respect to information that had not already been submitted, the letter included some requests that appear to be overly burdensome in their scope, some requests that are beyond the scope of legitimate inquiry for a 501(c)(4) application, and/or some requests that violate the First Amendment or other rights of the organization and/or its members.
- We retained the services of the ACLJ which requested a 90 day extension to the IRS overreaching and unreasonable requests.
- On May 11, 2012, the ACLJ sent a letter to the IRS noting that due to the detailed and thorough nature of their additional questions and the amount of time that it was taking to compile the information and request documents, they respectfully requested an additional 60 days to respond. The IRS never responded to our May 11, 2012 letter.
- On June 6, 2012, the ACLJ again contacted the IRS in a second letter noting our recent attempt to request an extension that went unanswered and again requested an additional 60 days to respond. The IRS never responded to our second request.
- On August 20, 2012, the ACLJ, for a third time, sent a letter to the IRS requesting an additional 90 days to respond and noted that our last two attempts to communicate with the IRS were ignored.