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Commission Recommends: Loosen Church's Political Speech Restrictions

Editor's Note: Michael Batts is an Editorial Advisor for Church Law & Tax. Michael also served as the chairman of the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations. Richard Hammar, senior editor of Church Law & Tax, served on the commission.

Mike recaps the commission's recent recommendations related to political speech and religious organizations:

A national commission, with input of leaders from every major faith group in America and other prominent nonprofit groups, issued a 60-page report in August offering Congress and the Treasury Department new proposals for bringing clarity to current IRS restrictions on political expression by nonprofit organizations.

After issuing a report to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) on national tax policy for religious and other nonprofit organizations in December, the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious ...

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