The federal investigation into the personal finances of two of Baltimore’s top elected officials has shined a spotlight on a familiar type of tax deduction, making charitable donations to churches or religious organizations. As part of a criminal investigation of Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby and State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI have sought tax returns, bank statements, credit card statements, loan documents and canceled checks. They also have subpoenaed Marilyn Mosby’s campaign treasurer and requested records tracing back to 2014, some related to the Mosbys’ private travel and consulting businesses.
Investigation into Baltimore’s Mosbys includes their charitable donations. When can those prompt federal tax scrutiny?
March 26, 2021