[rumori] Fwd: Re: Press the Button

From: Every Man (every.manATpressthebutton.com)
Date: Sat Dec 14 2002 - 11:22:38 PST

And even more, here is his response to my one-liner declaring that this
issue has no legal liability to WRUW:

>X-Sender: jassenATmail.bright.net
>Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 09:53:00 -0500
>To: Every Man <every.manATpressthebutton.com>, wruw-execATwruw.org
>From: Jassen <jassenATbright.net>
>Subject: Re: Press the Button
>X-Loop-Detect: 1
>>This issue presents no legal liability to WRUW.
>I disagree...
>The private financial gain from the activities of a nonprofit is illegal.
>USC Title 26, Subtitle A, Chapter 1, Subchapter F, Part I, Section 501
>Defines a nonprofit as a legal entity whose net earnings do not inure
>private shareholders or individuals. In 26 C.F.R section 1.501(a)-1(c) a
>private shareholder or individual are further defined as one who has a
>personal and private interest in the activities of the organization.
>IRS publication 557 "Tax Exempt Status for your Organization"
>States that:
>"You must establish that your organization will not be organized or
>operated for the benefit of private interests, such as the creator or the
>creator's family, shareholders of the organization, other designated
>individuals, or persons controlled directly or indirectly by such private
>Further, the case law on inurement is clear and has resulted in serious
>sanctions - see Church of Scientology of California v. Commissioner.
>Personally profiting from the sale of material generated by a CWRU
>activity is grounds to have the IRS revoke nonprofit status. I am
>professionally and ethically obligated to see that the abuse of tax-exempt
>status stops and that I am not in collusion with Press the Button.
>I ask Press the Button to make a good-faith gesture to stop the sale of
>the recordings until this issue has been sorted out.
>Also, I do not wish to discuss this issue publicly at the Staff meeting on
>Sunday as it is not the appropriate forum.
>Jassen Tawil

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