Tax Policy Center

tax-exempt organizations

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Is hate speech constitutionally protected? Do groups that express hate in their words and deeds deserve tax-exempt status? Is the IRS equipped to judge what...
September 25, 2019Robert A. Weinberger
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Why is the US Olympic Committee (USOC) a tax-exempt organization? It looks more like a business than a charity.
March 29, 2018Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
This week two law professors and President Trump agreed: The tax code should include a political litmus test. They came at the issue from vastly...
August 31, 2017Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Last week President Trump vowed to “get rid of and totally destroy” the Johnson amendment —a law that bars 501(c)(3) organizations including houses of worship...
February 9, 2017Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Congress has banned more low-income families who file erroneous tax returns from receiving refundable credits. If lawmakers think this is such a terrific idea, why stop at low-income households? For instance, why shouldn’t Congress bar trade associations from claiming tax-exempt status if they file
January 7, 2016Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Every two years, I sit in front of my TV watching the Olympics. Like clockwork, in the midst of some competition I can’t understand, my...
February 13, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The IRS’s botched processing of requests for tax-exempt status by political groups isn’t the new Watergate. In fact, as scandals go, it is barely the...
May 15, 2013Howard Gleckman