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Should Social Welfare Organizations Be Treated More Like Charities?

August 14, 2013 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Advocacy, IRS, News, Policy

Currently, the IRS requires 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations to be “primarily engaged” in promoting social welfare. This means social welfare organizations can spend a minority of their total expenditures on political campaign activity without losing their exemption. As these organizations are not required to publicly disclose the sources of their funds, it also means that …