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IRS reminds supporting organizations to be responsive

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Victoria Judson, associate chief counsel with the IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, reminded public charities which are “Type III supporting organizations” that they must be officially responsive to the organizations they support.


Donor-advised funds touted for charitable impact as IRS develops guidance

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In an October 14 letter to the Internal Revenue Service, the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative (CFPAI) urged officials to consider that donor-advised funds (DAFs) at community foundations can be used to do genuine charity work.


Expanded Giving Opportunities Coming to the Combined Federal Campaign in 2017

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An Executive Order issued late last week will add two new avenues for employees and retirees to contribute to charities through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the more than 50-year-old workplace giving program administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for federal workers.


House Bill Would Modify Johnson Amendment, Allow 501(c)(3) Organizations to Engage in Partisan Politics

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) introduced legislation (H.R. 6195) just prior to the Congressional recess that would permit an organization exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code to make statements relating to political campaigns as long as the statements “are made in the ordinary course of carrying out its tax-exempt purpose.”


"America Divided" Provides Dose of Reality and Hope

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By Claire Wellington

As we prepare for a presidential election and think deeply about the direction of our country in light of current events, it seemed important to watch America Divided.  



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