Johnson Amendment

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Johnson Amendment Proposal Sparks New Backlash

The new measure, if enacted, would set up potentially insurmountable roadblocks before the IRS could begin an investigation into a violation of the prohibition, said David Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of...

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IRS Dumps Schedule B For Associations, Others NPOs

“The great concern is the combination of an effort to prevent the IRS to make it harder to find who’s funding whom.

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House Provision Permitting Political Churches Moves Forward

The exception’s timeframe would do little to prevent groups from popping up as churches shortly prior to an election, engaging in political activity, and walking away scot free, according to Thompson.

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Nonprofit, Foundation Leaders Oppose Ban of Amendments to Remove anti-Johnson Amendment Rider from Appropriations Bill

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To defend against ‘dark money,’ keep the Johnson Amendment

If the long-standing Johnson Amendment is repealed or weakened, there can be no doubt that savvy political donors would begin to misuse the nonprofit sector by making contributions to houses of worship and their auxiliaries for partisan political...

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Statement on Trump Foundation and the Johnson Amendment

Washington, DC - Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, released the following statement in relation to the suit filed by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood regarding the Donald J. Trump Foundation:

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Pence Attacks Johnson Amendment as House Panel Considers Changes

The National Council of Nonprofits protested in letters to appropriators that changes to the enforcement of the Johnson Amendment would open churches...

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Statement on Appropriations Bill Inclusion of Anti-Johnson Amendment Rider

Washington, DC - Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, which advocates on behalf of charitable nonprofits nationwide, released the following statement in response to action today by the House Appropriations...

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Foundations Gear Up to Influence 2018 Elections

David Thompson, vice president for public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, noted that some states, like Minnesota, have a “universal deduction” that allows all taxpayers to deduct charitable giving from their state taxes regardless...

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Political Law Potpourri—The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018

Equally interesting is what political law provisions were omitted from the Act.   For example, the bill did not include a repeal of the so-called Johnson Amendment, which prohibits 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from engaging in partisan...

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