Watch as Al Sharpton gets OWNED by a twelve-year-old!
Sharpton can’t help himself from “HELPING!”
He has invited himself to a funeral of which he was specifically told NOT to come.
Well, leave it to wise-beyond-his-twelve-years C.J. Pearson to set ol’ Al straight.
Shared from Blacks.org
Pearson references Michael Brown, Walter Scott and other recent situations where race has been pinned against race. His contention is that Sharpton doesn’t really care about actually helping the black community.
The 12-year-old goes on to say Sharpton is “a waste of human flesh.”
Recently, the Scott family told Sharpton not show up at the funeral of Walter Scott. A source close to the Scott family noted that they didn’t want “another Ferguson type of circus here.”
Sharpton is going to South Carolina anyway.
I guess “Funeral-crashing” is the new “party-crashing,” at least it is for Al the race pimp.
Al Sharpton is nothing more than a tax cheat. He has been allowed to get away with it for years. We The People ( Tax Payers ) are prosecuted to the fullest extent if we miss out on paying taxes, or fall behind. Not Brother Sharpton.
Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton is in the headlines again, but not for Ferguson or civil rights issues this time. A New York Times report says that the now svelte Reverend and his for-profit businesses owe a chubby $4.5 million in state and federal taxes. It isn’t only the taxman that is not being paid, according to reports. Even worthy causes like hotels, landlords, and travel agencies are getting the cold shoulder from Mr. Sharpton or from his advocacy organization, the National Action Network.
Rev. Sharpton is the president of this civil rights organization, which has chapters and affiliates across America. He is the author of books including ‘Al On America’ and the host of a nationally syndicated radio program, the Al Sharpton Show. He also has two for-profit business, Revals Communications, and Raw Talent. Some of his financial woes appear to stem from poor divisions between business and personal, a common tax problem among entrepreneurs.
Rev. Sharpton acknowledges that he’s not the best administrator. Presumably, that applies to others in his organizations too. President Obama and Mr. Sharpton may both have a kind of Teflon coating, but even so, the President may want to distance himself from the President’s past efforts to raise money for Mr. Sharpton.
Al Sharpton and Eric Garner’s wife, Esaw Garner (right), at a protest in Staten Island on July 19, 2014. (Image credit: Thomas Altfather Good via Wikipedia)
Mr. Sharpton is said to be doing his best to pay back the money, in part from donations to his organization. Yet unless that is done carefully, such funding can actually compound his tax problems. He may have lent money or refrained from taking a salary at times. However, records are key to this kind of issue, and rough justice in tax matters is hard to justify.
In 1990, Mr. Sharpton successfully defended claims that he misappropriated $250,000 from a youth group. He has had tax filing issues too. In 1993, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for failure to file a state tax return. Thereafter, his Raw Talent company used for speaking engagements has reportedly also had tax problems.
The New York Times paints a picture of poor planning, with virtually everything paid for and owned by the entities, not by Mr. Sharpton. That may even extend to the clothes on his back, with the entities paying for such personal items as his daughters’ private school tuition. If that is true, Rev. Sharpton is blurring one of the most important lines in the tax law. Many tax disputes come down to the fundamental divide between business and personal. Trying to morph personal into business is asking for trouble, including:
Deducting the cost of a divorce because your business is at risk;
Deducting a miserable vacation with a best client; or
Claiming a hobby was really for profit.
You may do things with a dual motive, like having a pleasant lunch with a business colleague, going on vacation with your best client, or buying a vacation home you also intend as an investment. But your tax life will be easier if you try to avoid dual-purpose goals. One other big lesson from Mr. Sharpton? Records.
Keeping good records can help you in a tax controversy. In fact, good records can help keep you out of tax trouble in the first place. Does the IRS care about record keeping? Yes. Most audits are correspondence audits. You may be told your deductions will be disallowed unless you mail back records substantiating them. Tax liens can be based on your own returns or on additional taxes that are assessed.
In Mr. Sharpton’s case, reports say there are more than $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses. He is not alone in such problems. In fact, celebs can often be in this position. Despite high earnings, their tax bills may slip through the cracks. Notices start the process. In fact, the IRS can file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien only after:
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