Lookout RI Endorsement Of Mattiello May Violate IRS Regulation

Lookout RI Endorsement Of Mattiello May Violate IRS Regulation

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The National Council of Nonprofits summarizes the issue this way: "In return for its favored tax-status, a charitable nonprofit promises the federal government that it will not engage in 'political campaign activity' and if it does, IRS regulations mandate that the charitable nonprofit will lose its tax-exempt status. This prohibition against political campaign activity (defined as 'supporting or opposing a candidate for public office') is SEPARATE from lobbying or legislative activities, which charitable nonprofits ARE permitted to engage in, although knowing the rules is important, as limitations apply."

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