Politics and the Church: Activism, Speech, and the Tax Code
Sometimes, the lines blur between politics and the church. This recommended reading – and viewing – list can help.
Sometimes, the lines blur between politics and the church to the point that church leaders can wonder what types of political activities and political speech are allowed under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.
It’s a question we often receive because of the federal tax-exempt status that churches automatically receive under section 508 of the Internal Revenue Code.
This recommended, carefully-curated members-only reading list, devoted to politics and the church, lays out the do’s and don’ts as described in section 501(c)(3), as well as relevant IRS rulings and court decisions.
How churches are permitted—and even encouraged—to promote civic engagement during election seasons.
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