Should the federal government prevent a tax-exempt nonprofit organization from advocating a policy position? Should a state government collect information on who donates to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations?
My daughter just finished the fifth grade, and loved learning about the American Revolution. Over the July 4th holiday she explained why the colonists wanted independence: “People didn’t want to have to pay taxes without having a say in their government.” I asked her if the opposite were ever true: Should organizations that enjoy tax-free status, such as churches, lose their political voice?
Congress is in recess through the mid-term elections. The Daily Deduction will post each Monday until then. In Oregon, Comcast’s cable service is ruled a “communication” service, and its tax bill could be huge. So said the Oregon Supreme Court late last week: Property that Comcast uses to provide