Monday, December 3, 2007
The IRS recently issued a public reminder to charities and churches about the ban on political campaigning. The ban on political campaigning has been in existence for more than 50 years. However, the IRS reminds charities that political campaign ban does not prohibit "advocating for or against issues and, to a limited extent, ballot initiatives or other legislative activities." The IRS points out that Revenue Ruling 2007-41 outlines a number of scenarios to help charities and churches understand the ban on political campaign activity and actions that may arise.