Johnson Amendment

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House votes to prevent IRS from punishing churches engaging in politics

“It’s now impossible for Congress and the White House to deny their objective: to politicize the trusted charitable nonprofit community by authorizing unlimited, unfettered and untraceable political money to flow through the nonprofit sector to...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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Donor Transparency Meets Russia Controversy Amid New Treasury Rule

D.C. groups that represent traditional nonprofits are generally wary of both the new IRS rule and efforts to repeal the Johnson Amendment. They see each as further blurring the line between charities and political groups.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Donor Disclosure, Nonpartisanship
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Nonprofits To Politicians: We Are Neither Your Pawns Nor Your Piggybanks

Washington, DC - Responding to the dual events this week of (1) the House passing language to effectively block enforcement of the longstanding law known as the Johnson Amendment in Section 112 of the Interior/Environment and Financial Services...

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Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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House passes measure blocking IRS from revoking churches' tax-exempt status over political activity

"It's now impossible for Congress and the White House to deny their objective: to politicize the trusted charitable nonprofit community by authorizing unlimited, unfettered and untraceable political money to flow through the nonprofit sector to...

Tags: Nonpartisanship, 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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Tags: Johnson Amendment, Appropriations, Nonpartisanship
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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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