Posts Tagged: social welfare organizations

IRS Considers Reevaluating Politically Minded 501(c)(4) Orgs

July 25, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Advocacy, IRS, News, Policy

As we posted here and here, advocates for campaign finance reform have been demanding for the past year that the IRS investigate politically motivated “social welfare” or 501(c)(4) organizations. These calls to action have finally paid off. Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit, stated last week that the “IRS is aware …


Conflict Over Social Welfare Organizations Erupts

March 20, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in IRS, News

Each presidential election year the IRS increases its vigilance over halting campaign activity by nonprofits. This presidential year has already proven to be more exciting than most on this front. The New York Times recently reported that conflict has erupted as Democratic lawmakers call for the IRS to crack down on nonprofit political groups while …