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Forum Post: what is the 501(c)(4) law ?

Posted 9 years ago on May 20, 2013, 7:23 a.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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IRS Code 501(c)(4) provides for exemption of:
Civic leagues or organizations not organized for profit
but
operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare.
and
local associations of employees, the membership of which is limited to the employees of a designated person or persons in a particular municipality and the net earnings of which are devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes.


Around 1950, the IRS changed the law.
Which was a completely illegal act.

The IRS manual on 501(c)(4)s was changed from
exclusively
to
primarily

Under the LAW, if a 501(c)(4) raises $10,000,000 anonymously, “exclusively” allows the 501(c)(4) to spend NOTHING on politics!

Under the MANUAL, if a 501(c)(4) raises $10,000,000 anonymously, “primarily” allows the 501(c)(4) to spend $4,999,999 on politics!

WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW!

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[-] 3 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 9 years ago

What a perfect solution: all the treasury has to do (legally) is reinstate the original meaning and ALL of those groups will become taxable. Petition!

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 9 years ago

I didnt say that - because I hoped someone else would! ThanQ!


If I was a conspiracy nut ( which I'm not )
Obama set this up so that the Rs would push for reform

[-] 2 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 9 years ago

A friend of mine was a heavyweight boxer who explained to me that a swing and a miss takes far more out of you than when you meet resistance. I think the President knows that, even if some progressives seem not to.

[-] 1 points by ericweiss (575) 9 years ago

I've heard many newspeople raising the issue of enforcing the real LAW

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 9 years ago

cool ... let's file suit