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501(c)(6) Organizations and Lobbying

I work for a trade association exempt from federal taxes under Internal Revenue Code § 501(c)(6), and we would like to lobby Congress for some loopholes from certain regulations. If we do not get the loopholes we are seeking, we are going to fund campaigns against all of the congresspersons who voted against them. Will […]

Non-Profits and State and Local Tax Exemption

My non-profit organization was just approved for federal tax exemption. Are we also exempt from state and local taxes? Federal tax exemption status does not automatically grant your organization an exemption from state and local taxes. Whether your organization will have to submit a separate application will depend on where the organization is based. In […]

What Non-Profits Should Do While Waiting for their IRS Tax Determination

I have a non-profit organization and have applied for federal tax exemption for my organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  How can I find out the status of the application, and what should I do in the meantime? The IRS is currently reviewing tax-exemption applications received in October 2013.  If you applied […]