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Are Tax Breaks For Non-Profits And Their Donors Worth Saving?
February 20, 2020
The special tax treatment Congress has granted to non-profits and tax deduction it gives their donors are broken. So broken, in fact, that it is...
Balancing Hate, The First Amendment, And Tax-Exempt Status
September 25, 2019
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...
Four New Reasons To Question The Federal Tax Exemption Of Non-Profits
March 29, 2019
In recent weeks, we’ve seen four different stories that raise questions about the state of tax-exempt organizations.
President Trump’s Situational View About Enforcing Tax and Immigration Laws
June 20, 2018
Question: What does the Trump Administration’s policy decision to separate immigrant children from their parents at the Mexican border have in common with its policy...
Why Is The US Olympic Committee Tax-Exempt?
March 29, 2018
Why is the US Olympic Committee (USOC) a tax-exempt organization? It looks more like a business than a charity.
The Dangerous Road Towards A Political Litmus Test For The Tax Code
August 31, 2017
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...
How Much Politicking Could Churches Do If Trump "Destroys" The Johnson Amendment?
February 9, 2017
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...
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