Paul Burgarino of the Contra Costa Times put out an eye opening story today on how the Antioch Babe Ruth League had been operating on a revoked non-profit status for more than two years. In doing a quick IRS search, I found 161 non-profits who have had their status revoked for one reason or another. While Burgarino covered just one non-profit, there are many others who have some explaining to do as they also may be operating without the proper IRS paperwork filed.
Here is a portion of the article.
A local youth baseball league has been operating with a revoked nonprofit status for more than two years, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
Antioch Babe Ruth League officials, however, only found out about it recently.
The revelation has led to a shake-up on the league’s board of directors, a scramble to reestablish its financial footing and an investigation into why tax forms went unfilled for years.
According to the IRS, Babe Ruth’s status was revoked on May 15, 2010, as it failed to return its 990-series tax forms for three consecutive years.
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On Bergarino’s Twitter, there is a link to the IRS page to look closer at organizations who have had their status revoked. In doing a simple search, there are many other non-profits who may also be operating without proper non-profit status.
- Antioch: 99 organizations had revoked status
- Brentwood: 41 organizations had revoked status
- Discovery Bay: 6 organizations had revoked status
- Oakley: 15 organizations had revoked status
Below, here is a graphic off the website which I pulled for non-profits in Oakley who have had their status revoked. Its pretty eye opening because some well known people in the community are apart of these organizations.
IRS Link: IRS page