Kenneth Copeland Requests an IRS Audit

Sen. Charles Grassley’s “most appropriate” course of action for obtaining information into the financial history of Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM) is to use procedural channels that exist between Congress and the Internal Revenue Service, stated a letter sent earlier this week to the IRS by attorneys at KCM requesting a church tax inquiry.

After the 90-day inquiry, the letter stated, “[KCM] is confident … the IRS will conclude that it is unnecessary to pursue a church tax examination.”

In a letter written earlier this month to the two top-ranking senators on the Senate Finance Committee, KCM expressed its concern over Grassley’s investigation possibly infringing on the ministry’s First Amendment rights. It also noted that the senator’s probe targeted six televangelists who all “share a common theology.”

Grassley has repeatedly denied insinuations that his problem is with theology. In addition, the finance committee’s chairman, Sen. Max Baucus, joined Grassley’s investigation last month, helping to alter any public perception that Grassley was acting unilaterally.

“This ought to clear up any misunderstanding about our interest and the committee’s role,” Grassley said last month. “We have an obligation to oversee how the tax laws are working for both tax-exempt organizations and taxpayers.”

To contact us or to submit an article, click here.

Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!

  • Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for Only $24.97 and get a free gift. With your subscription, you'll receive Born For Significance by best-selling author Bill Johnson. View Offer

Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective