Retaining the Johnson Amendment

The Johnson Amendment is an important provision in the federal tax code that has successfully protected charitable nonprofits, religious congregations, and foundations from political partisanship for over 50 years. The IRS Ruling requires that a 501(c)3 organization “does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.”  A repeal or revision of the law as proposed by the president would damage the integrity and effectiveness of all charitable nonprofits and foundations.

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