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LaBarbera Acknowledges Tax Problems

Jim Burroway

August 2nd, 2011

Accountability buddies? Matt Barber (left) and Peter LaBarbera (right)

The Peter LaBarbera as notified in May, 2011 that the IRS had revoked his tax exempt status. That revocation became effective June 10, 2011. The cited reason was his failure to provide tax returns for three consecutive years. Today, seven weeks after his tax exempt status was revoked, LaBarbera finally gest around to commenting on the issue:

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality is working to comply fully with IRS regulations, whether we end up as a 501(c)3, c-4, or LLC. As always, we will endeavor to report information on the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement that is ignored by the liberal, pro-homosexuality “mainstream” media. Currently, per notification by the IRS received by AFTAH June 10, 2011, donations to Americans For Truth are not tax-deductible.

In his 2009 tax return, Matt Barber is listed as a board member for LaBarbera’s “group” (if you can call what is essentially a one-man operation a ”group”). Barber is supposedly a lawyer, and before that a corporate fraud investigator. Boards of directors are supposed to oversee the organizations operations and ensure good governance, and Barber’s background indicates that he should know his way around a very simple tax form (PDF: 255KB/4 pages). I’d say The Peter needs a better accountability buddy.

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Jafuf
August 2nd, 2011 | LINK

LaBerbera and his boyfriend Barber are just a couple of sad, pathetic closet queens, and it amazes me that you keep wasting space on this page on this moron.

Jafuf
August 2nd, 2011 | LINK

You should be more concerned about Bachman and her anti-gay ‘tea party’ cronies.

raingod
August 3rd, 2011 | LINK

This is the same thing that apparently happened to another one-man-electrical-ex-gay band Stephen Bennett Ministries. Last time I checked Guidestar (earlier this year) Bennett had not filed tax returns for the past few years and suddenly his website was no longer claiming donations as tax exempt.

Perhaps too many people are watching their tax returns to risk publicity over hugely declining revenues (?). Better to risk tax status perhaps???

Eddie
August 4th, 2011 | LINK

you can incorporate as a “group of one” and you can get insurance as a “group of one” also.

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