The rabidly anti-gay hate group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has again missed a key deadline to make its 2012 990s publicly available – a violation of federal law – according to two LGBT groups.
Officials of the Human Rights Campaign and the Rights Equal Rights organization visited NOM’s office to review the federal tax returns that were due on Friday, Nov. 15.
HRC said today that its representatives made in-person requests to see the public financial documents on Friday morning and again today, but that NOM did not produce the information.
Fred Karger of Rights Equal Rights, who has been filing formal complaints against NOM since 2009 with the IRS, said his representative visited NOM’s main office in Washington, D.C. on Friday and was told to “come back Monday or Tuesday.”
Federal law requires organizations such as NOM to publicly release their 990s the same day an in-person request is made. HRC said today that it has filed a complaint with the IRS to compel NOM to abide by the law.
“NOM’s inability to meet one of the most basic accounting standards for any organization makes you wonder what exactly is going on – are they simply demonstrating the same flagrant disregard they have for numerous state campaign finance laws, or is there something in these documents that reflects even more poorly on the organization and their failed work?” said Fred Sainz, HRC vice president of communications.
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