November 8, 2011

What to Know About Donating to Occupy Wall Street. The Alliance for Global Justice is OWS "Fiscal Sponsor".

FYI: Alliance for Global Justice is an affiliate of Ella's Daughters. Ella's Daughters is a network of organizations based on the principles and theories of Ella Baker Center and is also an affiliate. Van Jones, esq. is the co-founder of the Ella Baker Center established in 1996. All these organizations stand for "Social Justice" aka Marxism!
Anthony K. (Van) Jones, a Bay Area Marxist radical, was appointed on March 10, 2009 as Green Jobs adviser to the Obama administration-or officially Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, speaks about recruiting Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones, at the Netroots Convention on August 12, 2009. [source: KeyWiki]
Van Jones resigned in September 2009 six months after being appointed as Obama's Green Jobs Czar when information surfaced in July 2009 about his marxist communist ties and history. If that information was not true, there would be no reason for Van Jones to have resigned. Click HERE to read Van Jones entire history.

And finally, the Ella Baker Center in Oakland, the Campaign anchors a multi-sector coalition called the Oakland Apollo Alliance and spearheads a local demonstration project — the Oakland Green Jobs Corps. Now let's look at Apollo Alliance:
In 2004, Joel Rogers from the Center On Wisconsin Strategy, Robert Borosage from the Institute for America’s Future, and environmental visionary Dan Carol approached Steelworkers President Leo Gerard and SEIU President Andy Stern, among others, to propose a new alliance of labor, environmental groups, business and social justice leaders called the Apollo Alliance. The Alliance, which soon included over 200 supporting organizations, released a report that year arguing for a ten-year program of investment in a “clean energy, good jobs” economy. [source: KeyWiki]
Oh wow! You really need to take a look at the long list of people, groups and unions that make up Apollo Alliance! Click HERE. Hmm... I did a little more digging into Apollo Alliance and found out:
Tax status: Apollo Alliance is a project of Tides Center and has no independent tax exemption. It is not listed in IRS Publication 78, the federal index of exempt organizations. EIN: Apollo Alliance has no federal employer identification number, and uses the EIN of Tides Center.

Oh dear LORD! Please click HERE to read about Tides Foundation and the Tides Center from Discover the Networks website.

The Main Street
written by Kali Geldis
November 1, 2011

NEW YORK (MainStreet) – Occupy Wall Street announced this week that it has raised just less than half a million dollars since its inception more than a month ago, and the money keeps rolling in from around the world. What should you know about donating to the movement?

Occupy Wall Street, which did not respond to a request for comment by press time, has been directing those interested in giving money on their website to a variety of resources that differ in their tax exemption status.

The only way to make a donation to the group that will be deductible on your 2011 tax return is to donate to the Alliance for Global Justice, a 501(c)(3) group that is the “fiscal sponsor” for Occupy Wall Street.

The group, which is in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, explained its relationship with the Occupy Wall Street protests on its website: “We are responsible to include [the OWS] financial reporting as part of our own when we file our annual tax return, which for nonprofits is called a form 990. We are accountable legally and financially to prove that all expenditures by OWS are within the IRS’s tax-exempt rules.”

The nonprofit said in the same blog post that it will pocket 7% of the money donated to the Occupy movement through its channels to pay for administrative expenses like donation processing.

Tax attorney Kelly Phillips Erb, also known as Tax Girl, says that if you want to make a donation to Occupy Wall Street through the Alliance for Global Justice, that donation is deductible.

“Always get a receipt,” Erb urges. Receipts are a solid record of your donation that the IRS would need to see, although Erb says the IRS could also accept a copy of a check or an annotated receipt as well if the amount is relatively small.

Donating through Occupy Wall Street’s other channels has trickier tax implications. Giving money to the movement’s Bitcoin or PayPal accounts, which you can find on the Occupy site, is not tax deductible, Erb says.

“It’s kind of like going up to a homeless guy and giving him $100,” says Erb. “It’s great, good for you, but it’s not deductible.”

Also, in-kind donations of food, clothing and other needed supplies that the protesters ask for on the Occupy site and on Twitter via the hashtag "#needsoftheoccupiers" are not deductible.

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