Corrine Brown, who had represented her district in Florida for nearly 25 years, has been convicted of tax fraud and other charges in connection with a “charity” allegedly set up to provide scholarships to underprivileged youth. Out of more than 800,000 raised for the “charity”, one scholarship was awarded of $1,200. Large amounts of the donations were deposited into her personal accounts and those of her associates. Sometimes tax cheaters get caught. If you have any questions regarding the tax obligations of legitimate charities, contact a competent tax professional such as an Enrolled Agent or CPA.
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