The Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives filed for 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status in October of 2012. Today, the group finally… received a request for more information, according to a Facebook post.
According to the IRS, exemption applications “are separated into three groups: “Those that can be approved immediately,” “Those that need minor additional information to be approved,” and “Those that require development.” For those that need additional information, the IRS reports,
“…you will receive…a request for additional information…within approximately 90 days of the date you received your acknowledgement of receipt.”
For the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, however, it took 19 months, or a year and a half just to get a request for more information.
According to a service that helps organizations with getting 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status, “the typical range” for obtaining tax exempt status is 3-11 months. In most cases, however, tax-exempt status is received in “around four months or so…”
The Facebook post states in part,
“…Apparently its [the application] made its way onto someone’s desk and is finally being reviewed. That’s the good news. The ‘unknown’ news is that they’ve asked for further explanation or clarification on a number of items. I take it as good news. At least we know we’re in the mix and moving forward.”
The founder of the group, Derrick Wilburn, is an outspoken conservative whose group has generated a huge following of over 40,000 people on Facebook. Their mission is to “Bring together persons of color in the western United States to educate, inform and encourage true diversity of political thought and expression.”
Wilburn is also the founder of blackandconservative.com.
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