Act now: The IRS plans to revoke IFCO’s tax exempt status for providing aid to Cuba

The follow appeal was originally posted on the website of IFCO/Pastors for Peace. The ANSWER Coalition condemns the IRS' attack and urges its members and supporters to sign the petition and the take the action steps detailed below.

pastorscuba1.jpgA final decision could come at any moment….We need your help now!!

More than five years after the Internal Revenue Service initiated efforts to strip the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) of its status as a non-profit organization, we have learned that the IRS Appeals Office plans to uphold the revenue agent’s recommendation to revoke our 501(c)3 status.

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TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! WE MUST ACT QUICKLY before the final decision is made!!
Please write and call today! We know that you have always supported the mission of IFCO. We are now asking that you, your house of worship or your organization kindly take a few minutes to phone or write your members of Congress, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew to demand that the IRS drop its attack on IFCO. We need to act quickly before the ruling becomes final.Please, stop what you are doing and write the IRS Commissioner and the Secretary of Treasury.Tell them:

  • It is the height of hypocrisy for the US government to renew its attack on IFCO on the heels of the historic visit of Pope Francis who plead for the nations of the world to work together on behalf of the human family.
  • This attack by the US government makes no sense in light of the significant moves of both the Obama and Castro administrations to normalize relations.
  • Denounce this threat against IFCO – one of the nation’s oldest faith-based civil rights organizations and the first ecumenical foundation founded by and for people of color.
  • To stop bullying IFCO for helping the people of Cuba and allow us to continue our life-saving humanitarian work


IRS Commissioner John Koskinen 
Large Business and International Division
Attn: SE:LB
1111 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20224
Phone: (202) 515-4400
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (202) 622-5756
Send an online fax via


Secretary of Treasury Jacob J. Lew
Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20220
Phone: (202) 622-2000.
Fax: (202) 622-6415
Send an online fax via

Please be sure to email us and tell us what happened.

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