Multiple Affiliations

John Goerzen jgoerzen at
Tue Oct 23 20:16:29 UTC 2007

On Tue October 23 2007 12:09:35 pm Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 09:26:36AM +0100, Barak A. Pearlmutter wrote:
> > "associated" with SPI in the sense used above, but for which SPI
> > accepts earmarked donations and whose funds we spend out or forward to
> > another non-profit as instructed by the project in question?  The
> I am not a tax expert, an accountant, or a lawyer, but if the
> regulation exists, I expect it would be designed _precisely_ to
> prevent this sort of activity.  If I were the IRS, I would not want
> my potential audit costs of non-profits to extend into audits of
> _other_ non-profits to whom the first non-profit was forwarding
> money.  Indeed, that seems like the sort of shell game that would be
> a boon to tax evaders and money launderers and such.

Isn't this pretty much what the United Way (a very large charity in the USA) 

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