Election Year Issues: How Charities Can Participate Without “Bern Ing” Their Tax Exempt Status

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Center for Nonprofit Excellence: Louisville says
Don’t “Trump” your organization’s Section 501(c)(3) status!

During election years, there is a greater likelihood that tax-exempt organizations may participate in impermissible political campaign activities - intentionally or unintentionally. Any amount of campaign activity could jeopardize a charity’s tax-exempt status or cause it to pay penalties. Despite frequent IRS reminders that Section 501(c)(3) organizations are prohibited from engaging in direct or indirect political campaign activities, each election cycle produces “teachable moments” for the tax-exempt sector.

As the 2016 election season kicks into gear, come and learn from Mike Fine, a partner with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Louisville, who will explain what your organization can and cannot do and how it can observe applicable restrictions.
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By: Center for Nonprofit Excellence: Louisville

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