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"POW FOIA Litigation"
Tax Return for 2002


Cash position improves

The front page of Roger Hall's IRS Form 990 for tax year 2002   (October 2001 - September 2002) is displayed below.  Note the entries on Line 22 - - Cash, savings, and investments:

bulletBeginning of year: $45,710
bulletEnd of year:  $54,138

Thus, the cash, savings, and investments of the "POW FOIA Litigation" project increased by $8,428 in one year.  Not bad for an organization that is constantly complaining on the "MIA activist" websites that they are about to run out of money.


As on the Supplemental Schedules for the 2001 return (not shown here), Hall does not list his donors.


Other Expenses

On Page 1 of the Supplemental Schedules (not shown here), Hall lists the following expenses:

Legal research $10,000.00
Amortization $100.00
Fundraising expenses $7,732.00
Bank charges $139.00
Licenses $50.00
Meeting expense $25.00
Office supplies $2,319.00
Miscellaneous $844.00
Postage and freight $547.00
Printing $102.00
Website expense $265.00


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Let's examine some figures on this form

As pointed out above, the cash position of the organization increased from $45,710 at the beginning of the year to $54,138 at the end of the year -- and increase of $8,428 -- an 18 percent increase

Note that donations were $38,030.  The  $8,428 increase in the cash position represents 22 percent of the donations

Note that fundraising expenses were $7,732 -- and they raised $38,030.  Thus, 20 percent of the funds they raised were spent to raise the funds.  This percentage is better than 2001 when 28 percent of the funds raised went to raise funds.   Still, 20 percent is on the high side.  And the organization does not reveal the name of its fundraiser.

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