Could You Raffle Away Your Tax-Exempt Status?
Could You Raffle Away Your Tax-Exempt Status?
Insights on a common misconception that gaming is a “charitable” activity

Congregations that raise funds through raffles, bingo nights, or other games of chance would be wise to familiarize themselves with the 2018 revision of IRS Publication 3079, “Tax-Exempt Organizations and Gaming” (available on IRS.gov). Here is an excerpt that specifically addresses 501(c)(3) organizations—including churches:

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