Mark Zuckerberg reported to IRS over 2020 ‘Zuckerbucks’ scheme

by Samantha Flom

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, his wife, and three voting rights groups have been reported to the Internal Revenue Service for alleged malfeasance during the 2020 election, per Fox Business.

According to the outlet, the Center for Renewing America (CRA) filed two complaints Thursday with the IRS – one against Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, and the other against the Center for Tech and Civic Life, Center for Election Innovation and Research, and National Vote at Home Institute.

The complaints obtained by Fox Business reportedly allege that the Facebook founder and his wife attempted to influence the election in Joe Biden’s favor by funneling $500 million to the three 501(c)(3) organizations, which then directed those funds to Democrat-leaning areas in crucial swing states. 

The complaints further allege that the scheme was headed up by former Barack Obama campaign manager David Plouffe.

“It is beyond disgraceful to imagine federal taxpayers subsidizing the partisan preferences of billionaires who easily could have given to a Democrat super PAC in 2020,” the CRA said in a statement to FOX Business. “But, of course, then they would not have been able to take a tax deduction, so they disguised the political nature of their donations and shuffled them through ‘charitable’ intermediaries, making ordinary Americans foot the bill.”

Per Fox Business, the complaints hold that the IRS must terminate the tax exemption status of the three nonprofits and deny any deductions Zuckerberg and his wife claimed for their donations.

“We leave to the Service to determine whether there is enough evidence to sustain a criminal investigation into Chan or Zuckerberg for tax fraud,” the complaint reportedly stated. “Nevertheless, at the very least, it is incumbent upon the IRS to recoup what is likely a false tax deduction on a roughly hundred-million-dollar order of magnitude: an unlawful taxpayer subsidy running to support Democrat electioneering purposes.”

As RSBN previously reported, leading up to the 2020 election, the Center for Tech and Civic Life spent a whopping $130 million in counties that voted for Biden and only $14 million in those that voted for President Donald Trump. 

Specifically, in Texas, Ohio, Nevada, Minnesota, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, 90 percent of the group’s funding went to Biden counties.

In January, Trump said that a Republican Congress should investigate Zuckerberg’s election meddling, stating, “You take a look at what he’s done. … This guy spent $417 million, and most of it went to the Democrats, almost all of it, and nothing happens.”

Since recent polls indicate that Republicans are poised to take back control of Congress in November, the president may soon get his wish.

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