Johnson Amendment


Churches Would Get More Leeway on Political Speech

Emily Peterson-Cassin of the Bright Lines Project, which urges clarity on what nonprofits can and cannot do in the political arena, said the terms “de minimis” and “ordinary course of business” give the IRS wide latitude on interpretation.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Tax Reform, Nonpartisanship

Federal Tax Bill Targets Deductions, Endowments, Lobbying

“They did a number of things: some good, some bad, some god awful,” said David Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of...

Tags: Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment, Charitable Giving Incentives, Charitable Deduction, Nonpartisanship

Tax Bill Likely to Soften Rule Barring Politicking by Nonprofits

Most charities and religious leaders oppose scrapping the Johnson Amendment, according to multiple polls, saying it would plunge such organizations into partisan politics.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Tax Reform

How Not to Let Politicians Exploit Nonprofit Issue Advocacy

YMCA members complained about being contacted for political purposes, and ...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship

Nonprofits Fear Sting of Tax Reform

Lobbyists and Capitol Hill staffers have privately said for weeks that a full-fledged tax revamp is unlikely, indicating that lawmakers may end up settling for a mix of temporary rate cuts and permanent provisions.

Tags: Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship

Congress, defend the common law and common sense of nonpartisanship

What could possibly go wrong if our country’s more than 1.5 million charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations were authorized to engage in partisan electioneering?

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship

Charities Might Avoid Partisan Politics Even if Ban Is Lifted

But many secular charities, like a lot of religious ones, do not want to mix their charitable missions with politics, sources say.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship

Measure to Weaken Johnson Amendment Moves Forward

Today, the Act passed with the rider attached. In response, Delaney released the following statement:

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment

Nonprofits to Congress: Don't Politicize Houses of Worship

Washington, DC - In response to the inclusion by the House Appropriations Committee of a rider (Section 116) that weakens the Johnson...

Posted In: Press Releases
Tags: Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment

Charity Inc.: National concerns

The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, along with the National Council of Nonprofits and state association leaders from around the country, continue to have concerns about three significant issues that will affect the charitable sector.

Tags: Oklahoma, Tax Reform, Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment


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