Election Time

June 18, 2008 by

Calling all 501(c)(3) organizations. In all likelihood, that is your church. And with that tax-exempt status, you lose the right to endorse a candidate or oppose a candidate. It’s set to be a particularly heated and monumental election, so make sure to hold tight to the law regarding political involvement.

In case you do feel the community will respond positively to your politicking, this is a reminder to you that the IRS will not feel the same. Here’s some beach reading from Big Brother regarding churches and politics:

Being the object of the newspaper article titled “Local church loses tax-exempt status for political position” is in no way, shape or form a good marketing move, so be especially careful this election season.

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Joshua Cody

Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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