Revoke Commission on Presidential Debates tax status (update 4/14/2013)

David Curtis has initiated an administrative action against the Commission on Presidential Debates through the agency of the IRS. He is asking the IRS to revoke the CPD's non-profit tax status on the basis CPD violates their non-profit, non-partisan mission by routine, over the course of decades, exclusion of 3rd parties from the televised debates via the mechanism of a polling criteria that is virtually impossible to meet given the complicity of for-profit polling agencies.

Curtis calls for the CPD to remove the criteria 3 or be stripped of their non-profit status and barred from organizing subsequent debates, current and future election cycle debates to be hosted by other independent public entities with inclusion of all balloted candidates mandatory.


1. Initial complaint was filed 29 February 2012 with the IRS internal investigative division.

2. Support document was filed 15 March 2012 with the IRS internal investigative division.

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