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House tax reform proposal politicizes nonprofits

 

November 30, 2017



A bedrock tenet of effective civic engagement in our country is the right and responsibility to petition government at every level.  Individual citizens, for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations participate in this fundamental American activity when they advocate for or against issues that impact them. Unlike individuals and some businesses, however, charitable nonprofits must stop short of endorsing political candidates or spending their money on election activities. To do otherwise would be to face the threat of losing their tax exempt status.  Federal legislation is now maki...



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