Johnson Amendment Update

CGP is closely monitoring legislation that would weaken or repeal the so-called “Johnson Amendment,” a critical provision presently in the federal tax code that has protected charitable nonprofits, religious congregations, and foundations from political partisanship for over 50 years.  Specifically, current tax law 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.”  President Trump and some Republican leaders in Congress, however, oppose the Johnson Amendment and have vowed to modify the provision this year. Read More

For further information about the Johnson Amendment, recent articles on the impact of the proposed repeal and an opportunity to sign a letter in support of retaining the Johnson Amendment click here.