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Conservative politics targeted by IRS

Political groups with the words “tea party” or “patriot” in applications for tax-exempt status were “inappropriately flagged” for closer examination by IRS agents during the 2012 election cycle, an official of the agency has admitted. (Washington Post) The admission was... (Continue reading)

Tax filings show CAPSLO does not report sales of donated goods

By DANIEL BLACKBURN, KAREN VELIE and JOSH FRIEDMAN They’re small items: razors, socks, sometimes tampons. Community Action Partners of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) sells those goods, donated by local and national businesses, to the homeless people it serves, current and... (Continue reading)

Fat Cats Cafe files for bankruptcy

Port San Luis restaurant Fat Cats Café has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but will remain open. [Tribune] The popular restaurant has less than $50,000 in assets and at least $300,000 in liabilities to its top 20 creditors, according to... (Continue reading)

Central Coast accountant sentenced for fraud involving sham non-profit organization

A Santa Barbara-based certified public accountant has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for failing to report more than $1 million on federal tax returns by pretending that money earned through his accounting business came from a charitable... (Continue reading)

Family Ties director says she was never on board

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the nonprofits managing the program.) Family Ties, the local nonprofit charged with... (Continue reading)

State Democrats file FPPC complaint on Maldonado

California Democrats requested Wednesday that the California Fair Political Practices Commission investigate whether Republican Congressional candidate Abel Maldonado violated state law by not disclosing two campaign fundraisers in 2007 [McClatchy]. The California Democratic Party complaint attempts to link Maldonado’s tax... (Continue reading)

Abel Maldonado’s mounting tax troubles

Note: this story first appeared in Noozhawk, an online news source in Santa Barbara County. By Gina Potthoff, Noozhawk Staff Writer Congressional candidate Abel Maldonado raised thousands of dollars for a state re-election bid during a party that his family’s... (Continue reading)

Campaign finance records bolster IRS case against Maldonado

California election finance records show that Republican congressional candidate Abel Maldonado raised $35,000 the same day as a 2007 party held on his behalf, which Maldonado’s family business claimed as a business expense on its federal income tax return [McClatchy].... (Continue reading)

Capps Maldonado tax controversies

Following an election-cycle challenge that her competitor Abel Maldonado post his tax returns, Congresswoman Lois Capps discovered that for five years she had not reported income from a room she rents out. Capps discovered the error while placing her returns... (Continue reading)

Abel Maldonado’s mounting tax troubles

Central Coast  Republican congressional candidate Abel Maldonado and his family business are embroiled in a legal battle with the IRS over more than $4 million in taxes the IRS says they owe partially because of allegedly claiming personal purchases as... (Continue reading)



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