As mentioned by a commenter in another thread (of which I can remember neither at the moment) our good friend “Dr.” Ken Hovind is in hot water with the IRS:
Agents on Wednesday confiscated computer and paper records of financial activity since 1997, but no charges have been filed against Hovind. He denied wrongdoing Friday.
In a sworn statement to obtain a search warrant, IRS agent Scott Schneider said none of Hovind’s enterprises has a business license or tax-exempt status as a nonprofit entity.
“Since 1997, Hovind has engaged in financial transactions indicating sources of income and has made deposits to bank accounts well in excess of $1 million per year during some of these years, which would require the filing of federal income taxes,” Schneider said.
Hovind said he suspected he is being targeted because of his religious beliefs and questioned the timing of the raids a day before the April 15 tax-filing deadline.
Oh I agree completely. We all know that one of the top concerns of the IRS is stamping out people who push “Intelligent Design” as a legitimate scientific theory.
Please. All the IRS is concerned about is that it get its cut of any money you’re making. If you’re trying to shield your organization from taxes in a manner that is not in compliance with the law then you can expect to have the IRS crawling up your ass with a microscope before too long. It has nothing to do with his beliefs about the origin of man and everything to do with his belief that his organizations should be tax exempt.
But what more can you expect from an idiot who seriously believes that mankind walked alongside dinosaurs?