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From: BigGovernment.com

by Matthew Vadum

ACORN and its affiliates are content to impose crippling big-government laws, regulations, and taxes on Americans, but when called upon to obey those same rules, ACORN’s network of scofflaws and deadbeats simply refuses to comply.

ACORN and its affiliates currently owe more than $2.3 million in long overdue back taxes to all levels of government.

ACORN For SaleIt’s deathly quiet at the former funeral home at 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans. (photo: Kevin Kane)


As of Nov. 11 the exact figure was $2,328,596.95.

ACORN owes money to the IRS, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and to the cities of New York and Philadelphia.

I first uncovered ACORN’s massive tax debts last year.

A detailed list of the tax liens is available here as an Excel spreadsheet. Data was obtained from Nexis and the Pelican Institute.

The liens are grouped according to the addresses against which they were filed. In New Orleans 2609 Canal St. is functioning as ACORN’s headquarters in that city. That office was raided a few days ago by Louisiana Attorney Buddy Caldwell, whose investigators seized computers and documents.

Elsewhere in New Orleans, the old headquarters at 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue reportedly stands empty. The property, which was previously a funeral home, has been on the market for months.

French Quarter Realty is asking $835,000 for the property, which is now encumbered by $1,278,862 in tax liens, $619,271 of which is owed to the IRS. It’s unclear why the Obama administration’s tax enforcers haven’t seized the property yet. Perhaps the president is extending a courtesy to his former ally and client.

Liens were also filed against ACORN offices at 16 W. 25th St. in Baltimore, 209 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago, and 846 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia.