Disciples News Service

Election season

The federal government has very explicit rules about churches and other 501(c)3 organizations around political activities. Should a nonprofit (church) stray over the boundary from information to advocacy, there are penalties. To get the basics straight from the Internal Revenue Service, check the following links:

Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations pages 5 – 15 lobbying and political campaign activity http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1828.pdf