Fox News: Republican report alleges ‘billionaire’s club’ funding environmental causes through ‘shady’ network

Read the full story: Fox News Dan Epstein, director of the conservative Cause of Action, said in a statement that the report also speaks to a problem of “fiscal sponsorship” – where charities effectively sell nonprofit status to others, in turn receiving charitable donations for another group.   “Cause of […]

The Hill: Green movement backed by ‘Billionaire’s Club’

Read the full story: The Hill Cause of Action, a conservative group that has fought for the government to take action against environmental tax-exempt groups, welcomed the report.   “While the IRS seems to be over-inclusive in auditing legitimate nonprofits that differ politically from the administration, they have been under-inclusive […]

Cause of Action Statement on New Report by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Cause of Action asked the IRS to take steps to define rules, but they refused, protecting their political friends, while targeting their enemies.

The Fiscal Times: Dan Epstein: Lax IRS Oversight Fostered Costly Charity Scams

Lax IRS Oversight Fostered Costly Charity Scams By DAN EPSTEIN    June 20, 2013   In addition to its clean beaches, rolling hills and exclusive real estate, Pacific Palisades, California, was home to the International Humanities Center (IHC), a tax-exempt sponsor of over 300 charitable endeavors. Its executive director, Steve […]

Lack of IRS Oversight Lead to Fraud, Money Laundering, and Abuse by Tax-Exempt Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                 CONTACT:       June 17, 2013                                                                                    […]

REPORT: Conprofit: How the IRS’s Failed Oversight Allows Nonprofit Money Laundering

I. Executive Summary “We will continue to work tirelessly with our partners from SIPC, the FBI, and the IRS, to track down any and all proceeds of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and return them to their rightful owners. . .The investigation of prodigious fraud, like that of Madoff, remains one of […]

174 Hidden ACORN Chapters Still Exist

After the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) was shut down in 2010, was there really an end to the scandals and abuse of taxpayer funding for which the organization had become known? Cause of Action recently published a list of “still-active ACORN entities, ACORN allies, and rebranded ACORN organizations.” […]