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IRS and Political Speech: The Tax Collection Agency Should Not Police Speech

January 1, 2018  •  By IFS Staff  •    •  

Groups seeking tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization must apply to the IRS to obtain this classification. Advocacy nonprofits, designated by a 501(c)(4) status, are one such classification of tax-exempt organizations that are permitted to engage in some political activities, so long as the majority of their activities are not political. As the Tea Party movement gained its footing in…

Misguided Fears and Misleading Rhetoric: IRS Reform Provides Protections for Privacy in Association

December 11, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Critics of the IRS reform suggest that it will allow foreign money to flow into American campaigns and increase the prevalence of “dark money.” ...

S. J. Res. 64 Seeks to Undo IRS Protections for Privacy in Association

December 11, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The IRS recently adopted a pro-First Amendment reform to protect associational privacy. Some members of Congress oppose the reform, and the Senate is likely ...

Gov. Steve Bullock’s nosy lawsuit to make the IRS collect more of your data

August 20, 2018   •  By Allen Dickerson   •  , , ,

People often advise against “making a federal case” out of minor grievances. Someone in your neighborhood has a noisy dog? By all means mention ...

Protecting privacy of nonprofit donors is key to our democracy

July 30, 2018   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , ,

Can Americans protect their privacy and their elections at the same time? Cynical politicians around the country say no. The rest of us should ...

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