The scope of lobbying
activities that may be undertaken by a public charity is commonly misunderstood
by organizations, their boards, and advisors. The potentially draconian
penalty that may arise from exceeding lobbying limitations (loss of exemption)
causes many to think that charities should not engage in any lobbying. The perceived absence of bright-line guidance from the IRS in this arena simply adds fuel to the argument that charities should avoid this activity. However, lobbying is a legitimate activity and often a powerful tool to help organizations serve their charitable constituencies.
Emily Robertson will provide an overview of
the tax law rules governing Section 501(c)(3) organizations in their lobbying
and political activities, including a discussion of the implications of common
election year activities.
This is the first presentation of 2015 for
the Business Law Section’s Nonprofit Corporations Committee brown bag lunch
series. We will meet at the MSBA offices at noon on January 27th (bring
your own lunch). Water and soft drinks will be provided.Presenter:
Emily Robertson, Robertson Law Office LLC
MSBA Member but not a member of the Business Law Section:
$10.00Non-MSBA Members: $15.00Law Students: FreeNew Admittees
(Attorneys Admitted to the Minnesota Bar after January 1, 2014): Free
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that you will attend remotely when registering. The instructions will be
sent by e-mail on Monday, January 26.
Business Law Section members should register online http://msba.mnbar.org/Meetings/Meeting?ID=630.
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Bores | 612-278-6325