Friday, June 10, 2011

REVOKED



A couple of days ago over 275,000 non-profit organizations had their status revoked.  Over 33,000 of those organizations are in California. 

A little background from ARTSblog:
In 2006, Congress asked the IRS to keep better track of the nation’s 1.5 million nonprofit organizations. Yesterday, the IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of 275,000 of them for not filing legally required documents for three consecutive years (2007-2009). Our early estimates are that well over 20,000 are nonprofit ARTS organizations.
Here's the list of 60 Los Angeles companies with "theatre" or "theater" in their name who had their status revoked (did I miss anyone?  Follow the link in the article above and check the list.):

A RENEGADE THEATRE ENSEMBLE
AEOLIAN BALLET THEATRE-LA
ALS NATIONAL THEATRE
AMERICAN THEATER DEVELOPMENT
AMERICAN THEATRE OF THE OPERA
BALLET OF THE BOLSHOT THEATRE
BEVERLY HILLS COMMUNITY THEATRE
BLACK WOMEN IN THEATRE WEST INC
BLUE LINE THEATRE COMPANY
BOLDER VISION GROUP, FOUNTAINHEAD THEATRE COMPANY [DBA]
BURBANK THEATRE GUILD
CHAUTAUQUA THEATRE ALLIANCE
DEN OF ENTROPY THEATRE COMPANY INC
DRYLAND THEATRE COMPANY
EPIPHANY THEATRE CO
FRIENDS AND ARTISTS THEATRE, ENSEMBLE FRIENDS AND ARTIST [DBA]
GATEWAY THEATER
GOLDEN WEST OPERA THEATER
GOOD NEIGHBOR THEATER INC
HOLLYWOOD BALLET THEATER FOUNDATION
HOLLYWOOD OPERA THEATER
HUMAN ZOO THEATRE
ILLUSTRIOUS THEATRE ORCHESTRA
INCLINE THE THEATRE GROUP
L A BRIDGES THEATRE CO OF THE DEAF
L A THEATRE ARTISTS
LA MAMA HOLLYWOOD/THEATRE IN
LESTER HORTON DANCE THEATER INC
LOS ANGELES ARTS REPERTORY THEATRE
LOS ANGELES BALLET THEATRE INC
LOS ANGELES DANCE THEATRE
LOS ANGELES FEMINIST THEATER
METROPOLE THEATRE WORKS
METROPOLITAN THEATRES CORPORATION
NAKED TRUTH THEATRE COMPANY
NEW THEATRE INC
ORPHAN PLAYERS THEATRE
OXFORD THEATRE
QUIXOTIC THEATRE
RAGS & PATCHES THEATER
SANDBOX THEATRE COMPANY
SANTA BARBARA ACTORS THEATRE INC
SPOLIN THEATER GAME CENTER
STUDIO THEATRE FOUNDATION DBA LOFT
THE CHAPLIN-ONEILL THEATRE INC
THE COUNCIL FOR MUSICAL THEATRE
THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING THEATRE
THE EXTRAORDINARY THEATRE
THE J MICHAEL BLOOM THEATRE
THE@SPOTLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY
THEATER GALLERY A CALIFORNIA
THEATRE FOR AIDS RESEARCH
THEATRE NEW ORIGINAL WORK INC
TWENTY FIRST STREET THEATRE CO
UNKNOWN THEATER
VENTURE WEST THEATER COMPANY
VINTAGE VARIETY THEATRE
WEST COAST THEATRE COMPANY INC
WEST SIDE THEATRE SOCIETY
WORLD THEATER FOUNDATION

Note: Aside from the humorous illustration at the top of this entry, I'm not editorializing on this. I'm just reporting what little I know about it. The ARTSblog article is very informative on the subject.


It is likely that a few of these companies are essentially defunct. For those that aren't, there is an appeals process. It is notable that so many non-profits are now non-non-profits.

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