Victoria nonprofit might be caught in IRS scandal

May 23, 2013 at 12:23 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

It looks like Strong Families of Victoria has been caught in the web of IRS malfeasance. We lost our 501(c)3 status as a nonprofit organization when we failed to submit a certain form for three years. To renew, we had to pay $400 and submit a more lengthy form than the original. Submission was made in early December, and we are still waiting. On Dec. 21, the IRS advised receipt of our application and wrote that it would be resolved within 90 days. I have made two phone calls but still no answer. The IRS might at least keep us advised of its progress. The office involved was Cincinnati, Ohio, the same office involved in the IRS scandal.

To those who wonder about what we're doing, be patient. We still have big plans to minister to family needs in Victoria and environs.

Raymond Smith, vice president in charge of publicity, Victoria



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