I am not an attorney, I have no background in tax calculation, I do not work for or with either of the companies mentioned in this post, and I do not work for any government agency.
Hopefully, somebody can explain why the Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson, is suing the Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation for accepting donations from Savers, a for-profit organization. The article I read, which was written by Jennifer Bjorhus for the Star Tribune, mentioned the lawsuit, but did not explain the reason for the lawsuit in term I could understand.
According to the article, “Swanson accused the foundation of violating the state’s charities laws through its partnership with Savers, saying it is misleading the public about the extent to which the used goods they donate actually benefit the charity.” In addition, the lawsuit “also accuses the Epilepsy Foundation of filing inaccurate reports with the state because it does not identify Savers as a professional fundraiser.”
In other words, the government is suing the Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation because the Foundation is raising funds to provide services to people with Epilepsy and the Foundation did not identify a thrift store as a professional fundraiser.
Will someone please explain this insanity to me?