Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Time To Check Those Deaf Groups For Charity Status

Lately I've been tipped to a number of large deaf groups that have lost their charity status 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. And as aggravating, they're still soliciting contributions and claiming theyre tax deductible.

It's high time we all started checking on the status of deaf non-profits.

Listed below are some tools you can use to check them out.

Internal Revenue Service

California Attorney General's Charity Registration


Better Business Bureau

Network For Good

California Business Portal

Check them out before you donate money to them.



  1. RidorLive is not an organization. Mr. Taylor does not file 990 IRS forms. He collects donations just like people give to the homeless on the street and it is not deductible. If suppose I give RidorLive $100 and I add this on my income tax as donation. That is not allowed.

    IRS 501 (c)3 rules are so strict and must have a record or actvity for at least 4 years in most cases.

    Lastly, it is true that many people did not realize they get in trouble by donating money to an organization that are not 501 (c)3 certified and the IRS does not allow these deductions. People should click on the links to investigate to see if the organization is legit to donate money.

  2. why do you bother mentioning Ridorlive?? You have a problem with him?

  3. Nice to hear from you again Stephen. Thank you for your contribution to this discussion.


    Its just a name I can use as an example. Its the first one that came to my head.


  4. People donate to bloggers and do not expect a tax write-off...what's the problem with that?

  5. Richard, you need to be specific in giving the URLs of these websites. I clicked on them and found only general information and realized I would have to look all over for the listings of allowable charities. Please post the URLs of the specific sites so people don't have to drill down several menus.

  6. Try the search charity features of these URL's.