For Tax-Exempt Groups, How Much Politics Is Too Much?

Murky And Contradictory Rules  In brief, there are three big categories of tax-exempt groups. Those under section 501(c)(3) are charities engaged in charitable work. They’re allowed to do only minimal political activity. At the other end of the spectrum are Section 527 organizations. These are purely political and are required to disclose their donors. In between are 501(c)(4)s. They can do issueadvertising and some campaign politics, but not too much. continued