REDDING AUDIT ENDS
By Jason Jarvis
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2005, Midnight - The Washington, D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue last month concluded its more than two month inquiry into Redding Communications, Inc. (RCI) CEO Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.'s 2004 tax return.
The audit, announced in February, concluded that Redding, editor and publisher of Redding News Review and nationally syndicated news/talk radio host of Redding News Review - The Show, would receive much less than half of the amount he was due on his 2004 return by tossing our all of his deductions.
"This was never about my personal finances," said Redding, the CEO of Redding Communications Inc. (RCI). "It is about the fact that we as a company have been changing the journalistic world and our philosophical approach is not in the least bit popular with the Bush administration, which has a pattern of investigating folks who are not in agreement with its partisan politically prejudiced policies."
The probe was announced the same week Redding received his first review for his first e-book "Hired Hatred: Why politicians, political parties and the political prejudices they tout are mutually exclusive from good government," a political manifesto condemning partisan government was released.
New York's Black Star News wrote: "Polarizing in itself, the "Hired Hatred" will either charge the base of a true partisan leaving them feeling more connected to their partys political definitions or invoke an activist spirit in them that will make them fight for change by any means necessary."
The NAACP and several prominent black churches are also under tax probes.
Redding, a 29-year-old who is also an artist. RCI is a domestic profit Georgia corporation with operations in the District. The diverse 9-year-old independent publishing, broadcast, and interactive media company was founded by Redding May 5, 1996.
RCI's Redding News Review is a nonpartisan independent news Web site that reached more than 350,00 people last year. Redding News Review - The Show is heard in 14 cities, including new stations in New York and Atlanta.
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