Gooden Demands IRS Conduct Oversight of BLM and other Non-Profits

On Tuesday, I sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) condemning the agency’s lax oversight of tax-exempt organizations and demanding reforms to the financial reporting requirements for these groups.

The letter comes in response to several reports of corruption at a broad range of charitable organizations. Specifically, suspected Russian funding of U.S. climate groups, as well as Black Lives Matter’s utilization of donor funds to purchase multi-million-dollar mansions.

Black Lives Matter clearly misused donor funds and took advantage of well-intentioned Americans to the detriment of the communities they claim to serve. Non-profit groups hold significant sway in the U.S. and it’s time for Congress to take a serious look at bad actors abusing their tax-exempt status and the public’s trust. Taxpayers have a right to know how their donations are spent, and it’s time to expose these corrupt organizations.

You can read the full text of the letter here.


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