This past year, much ado was made about the so-called “IRS-Gate” and concerns that the Obama administration may have used the agency to target Tea Party and other right wing groups. … [W]hat often is not stated during the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend is that King, early in his leadership of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), was routinely subjected to IRS audits of his individual accounts, SCLC accounts as well as accounts of his lawyers, first starting during the administration of President Dwight Eisenhower and continuing through the Kennedy administration.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Martin Luther & Level Playing Field
TaxProf, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the IRS:
If you audit me, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine…
William Perez, In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. “In 1960, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., was found not guilty of filing fraudulent state tax returns for the years 1956 and 1958.” That’s why you don’t want politicized tax enforcement.