Richard Spencer's white nationalist 'institute' gets back its tax-exempt status from the IRS - 2018-10-04
The Associated Press (AP) today reported the IRS reinstated tax-exempt status for the group, which is classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. NPI's status was revoked in March 2017 after the IRS found the group hadn't filed a tax return since 2012.
NPI was founded by white nationalist William H. Regnery II in 2005. According to its original mission statement, it aims to "elevate the consciousness of whites," and "study the consequences of the ongoing influx that non-Western populations pose to our national identity."
Spencer, who became president of NPI in 2011, told the AP that losing the tax-exempt status felt "like persecution." He also said the organization neglected to file tax returns because of a classification error on the part of the IRS. The AP reported that the racist nonprofit was indeed misclassified at one point in 2006 or 2007.